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Old 11 May 2009, 22:13   #11
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I owe quite a few beers!
Speaking of essential gear... bottle opener, cork screw. (Not endorsing boating while under the influence of course, but you never know when you might be stranded ashore someplace... )
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Old 14 May 2009, 04:10   #12
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The boat will have a built in VHF - the point on the anchor was useful too.....
Hi Neil,

These days, waterporrof handheld VHFs are so cheap it's silly not to get one. Keep it clipped on your lifejacket, then if you ever do go overboard (heaven forbid) you'll have a means of summoning assistance.

As others have said, your PB instructor should be able to discuss this area in depth with you.

I'm assuming a toolkit and first aid kit are already on your list, together with the knowledge of how to use both!
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Old 14 May 2009, 04:41   #13
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I think that's sensible to have a second VHF - I'll add that to the list.

First aid kit definitely, I hadn't thought about a tool kit other than a couple of screwdrivers and an adjustable spanner. I wonder how repairable an engine is when out at sea? Depends I guess.....
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The kit list can be endless, however for the size of boat you are looking at and the area you are in I would start by adding

Sharpknife with serrated blade
Stearing Compass
VHF
Waterproof chart such as tough chart or the Solent race chart
paddles
anchor chain and warp
several other warps
waterproof first aid kit
basic tool kit
TPA (thermal protectice aid)
foghorn
spare kill chord
Extra life jackets for when friends join you


Personally I would not bother with the boat hook
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Personally I would not bother with the boat hook
Dunno, a good boat hook trumps plastic paddles when a row breaks out.... I keep mine close
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A bucket

More uses than a freezer bag and a scared man can shift some water with one
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Damn, bought the boathook already - 14 !

I'm getting a foot operated bilge pump in preference to the bucket....

The boat has a compass, got the knife, VHF, yes, indestructible charts yes... already got the life jackets for passengers and friends

Foghorn! Definitely, that one wasn't on the list. Spare kill cord, will get that.

Now, plastic wine glasses - white or red size?

Thanks for adding to the list, much appreciated.
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Damn, bought the boathook already - 14 !

I'm getting a foot operated bilge pump in preference to the bucket....

The boat has a compass, got the knife, VHF, yes, indestructible charts yes... already got the life jackets for passengers and friends

Foghorn! Definitely, that one wasn't on the list. Spare kill cord, will get that.

Now, plastic wine glasses - white or red size?

Thanks for adding to the list, much appreciated.
I've never pee'd into a bilge pump, put fish in one, fishing tackle, spare coils of rope or kept the wine cold with one

P.S. Don't get confused over the wine cooling and the peeing
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A bucket

More uses than a freezer bag and a scared man can shift some water with one
It can also save a scared man's trousers!
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I've never pee'd into a bilge pump, put fish in one, fishing tackle, spare coils of rope or kept the wine cold with one

P.S. Don't get confused over the wine cooling and the peeing
So is that just one bucket
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