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Old 16 December 2002, 15:39   #1
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Cruising in Safety

Hi everyone,

As you may be aware I now am the proud owner of Southcoast Two, a 5.3M Humber Attaque + Mariner 90Hp.

I am preparing the boat for crusing and i was woundering what & how much kit to take?

Has anyone made up a list of essential & recommended kit to take wheather just going for a spin or attempting there first channel crossing.

I have already made a start on my list:-
Compass, GPS, VHF, First Aid kit, Anchor & 50m warp, Paddles, Fuel Tanks (50lts Main plus 2X 6 Gallon Spares). Coastal Flare Pack, Nav Lights plus spare bulbs.

All help advice is as always greatly recieved.

P.S. Is anyone thinking of crusing to Plymouth from Solent Area for the Rib Net Meeting in May or is it cheaper to Trailer by Road?
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Old 16 December 2002, 17:09   #2
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Sounds like a good safety kit. Lifejackets and appropriate clothing go without saying. Mobile phone in waterproof aquapack sensible move as well. A Drybag (avail from most diveshops) is useful thing to put clothes, sandwiches, cameras etc in and can be bungied to console or deck.

Recommend that unless its absolutely calm you do solent to Plymouth by road. It will cost you loads in fuel and you wont have the range to do it in one trip. No petrol alongside between solent and dartmouth AFAIK, so would have to stop and hump it from a garage. More sensible move is to trailer down to Plymouth and do you Ribbing when you get there!

HTH, Alan
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Have a look here.
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Old 16 December 2002, 17:32   #4
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I have published my 'kit' list on my website, see below.

I was also thinking about travelling by sea in May, but i have a lot, lot further to come - taking a few days over it - certiably havent thought it through yet nor looked into marina facilities that far west! In fact the more i think about it the further i realise it is, might work out the 's...

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Old 19 December 2002, 06:50   #5
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This what I carry on my boat

Boat check list


No limit too

1 WATER PROOF CONTAINER TO FIT FLARES:
FOUR HANDHELD RED FLARES
THREE PARACHUTE FLARES
FOUR RED FLARES
TWO SMOKE FLOATING FLARES
ANTI-SHARK POWDER
2 LIFE JACKETS (TEN + 1)
3 OPEN LIFE RAFT & 15 MTRS ROPE
4 HORSE SHOE & 15 MTRS ROPE
5 RADIO CASSETTE FIXED WATERPROOF
6 GPS/PLOTTER/SOUNDER FIXED WATERPROOF
7 PORTABLE GPS WATERPROOF
8 FIXED COMPASS
9 HAND-HELD COMPASS
10 HORN
11 SPARE HORN
12 RADAR DEFLECTOR
13 VHF/GMDSS FIXED WATERPROOF
14 PORTABLE VHF WATERPROOF
15 SPARE ENGINE (8 BHP)
16 SPARE FUEL TANK (35 LTRS)
17 ENGINE OIL, 2 LTRS CONTAINER
18 PADDLES
19 BOAT HOOK
20 ANCHOR, 35 MTRS CHAIN & 100 MTRS ROPE
21 SPARE ANCHOR, 5 MTRS CHAIN & 50 MTRS ROPE
22 FLOATING ANCHOR, 30 MTRS ROPE
23 MOORING LINES (2 X 20 MTRS, 2 X 10 MTRS, 1 X 100
MTRS)
24 AIR PUMP HEAVY DUTY MANUAL
25 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS (2X20 KGS POWDER)
26 REFRIGERATOR WITH ASSORTED DRINKS & FOOD
27 TENT (4-MAN)
28 WATERPROOF CONTAINER WITH PROVISIONS INC LONG
LIFE MILK, COFFEE, BISCUITS, CHOCOLATES CANNED
FOOD & TEA
29 THERMOS FLASK WITH 10 LTRS OF WATER AND BOTTLES
WITH 2X11/2 LTRS OF WATER EACH PER PERSON ON
BOARD
30 BAILER & 5 MTRS ROPE
31 WATERPROOF CONTAINER TO FIT:
MOBILE TELEPHONE
BINOCULARS
SPARKPLUG & SPARK PLUG SPANNER
DIVER'S KNIFE
SPARE SHARADED KNIFE
DIVE TORCH
SAPRE WATERPROOF TORCH
RADIO
MARINE WHISTLE
SPARE MARINE WHISTLE
STROBE
WD-40 (SMALL CANISTER)
PLIERS
SCREW DRIVERS (PHILIPS & FLAT)
HAMMER
SPARE FUSES
SPARE BULBS
REPAIR TAPE
INSULATION TAPE
SPARE AIR VALVES
GLUE & TUBE MATERIAL
EMERGENCY REPAIR FIBRE GLASS KIT
GLOW STICKS (4XRED, 4XWHITE, 4XGREEN)
EMERGENCY FISHING KIT
SPARE KILL CORD
SPARE KEY
MONEY
32 Portable ladder


Any one has any more suggestions??
Please let us all know.

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Old 19 December 2002, 07:07   #6
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There is one item I havnt seen so far and its a foldawy bording ladder,Plastimo do them and there in a bag that can be tied onto the side of the tubes/Hull /Transom,Its easy to release from in the water.

Just in case your in the water and need to climb back in.

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Aging Youth and Daniel.
See the Cruising thread and consider whether you wish to meet with me at Torquay.
Up to you.
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DAMN

I forgot to mention the lader. Yes I do have one (not for me though I climb back using the engine) but for wife children and guests.
Cheers John for reminding it to me have added it in.
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They were selling those ladders 95 steps) in a blue Plastimo bag at O M Watts for 20. I don't know if they have gone now.

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I have always found that trying to climb back over the side of a rib or large inflatable, you would need to have both the physique and training of Olga Korbet!
I always go round the back (making damm sure the engine/prop is not running, of course) and step on the cavitation plate and jam myself between the engine and the tube. With only a modest amount of wriggling I can get back on board.
On the contrary,when I have tried to use a side ladder, the b****y thing always goes under the boat and usually, so do I.
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