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Old 14 April 2011, 19:59   #1
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Essential kit

Having just ordered my new boat (Futura III) i am keen to get on the water and enjoy it. I am interested to know what you would consider to be the essentials with regard to your boats inventory. Tools, safety equipment, or anything that you would not wish to be without. I appreciate that the list will vary dependant upon the boat and environment, however I am certain that your opinions could be very useful when it comes to packing for my first trip........
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Old 15 April 2011, 01:53   #2
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Smoke flare, anchor, ski goggles, dry suit, life jacket and a pub at recovery site.
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Old 15 April 2011, 02:40   #3
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We do a grab bag that contains a few items that experience has shown us can be well worth carrying...

First aid kit including eye wash capsules (also good for rinsing wounds),
Multitool,
Compass,
Signal mirror,
Foil blanket,
Waterproof notepad.

www.channelribs.com/gear/viper.html

The foil blankets are fairly useless, but they are so small and light that it makes sense to have them in there. I also carry a few glow sticks, good torch, in-line fuel filter, resuscitation mask, and a couple of red hand flares in mine.

On my person I have a handheld VHF, handheld GPS and would like to have a PLB.
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Old 15 April 2011, 02:46   #4
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Thanks for an opportunity to rethink the stocklist. Was a bit surprised what actually is on board.
My area is river Elbe and German Bight/Helgoland. If I should pick only one entry from the list, it'll be a good Plan B. Kit I'd drop first would be all electronics.

Plan B
1st aid kit incl these metallic blankets that keep warm
Gaffa tape, lotsa it
3l water
Sun cream
Dextrose
Chocolate bars
Updated paper charts
Fixed dsc vhf
IP67 waterproof handheld vhf
gps chart plotter
fixed steering compass
handheld bearing compass
stop watch
tide tables
Weather report
MMSI of MRCC programmed in dsc
Voyage planning, laminated
elbe radar and radio / german bight radar and radio vhf channels printed and lamimated
complete tool kit, eg a pre-equipped for car mechanics
marine spray
spare lubricants
green soap (in case of oil spill)
7.5kg anchor
7m chain
55m anchor warp plus 35m extension
moorings (1each fore and aft, 2 springs)
spare bulbs for nav lights
spare fuses
spare fuel filter
Distress flares and torches
3D LED maglite
2C maglite
Spare batteries for maglites
50l spare diesel
Gecko helmets w/ full face visor
Spare Life jacket
Leatherman
Sharp knife
Bucket
air pump for toobs
spare dry and warm clothing

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Old 15 April 2011, 09:02   #5
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Well here is a list of what I carry on my 5.35

Spare 2 stroke oil
2 x flares ( 1 smoke 1 pinpoint)
spare key
anchor
oares
gps
vhf
echo
first aid kit.
chocky bars
water.
dry cloth/towel.
10mm spanner
13mm spanner
adjustable spanner
screwdrivers
spare plugs
pump
ropes
Life Jackets

also keep some resin and hardener about.
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Old 15 April 2011, 10:07   #6
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Essential things would be:

VHF,
flares,
lifejackets,
killcord,
anchor and decent length of warp.

Nice things to have are a tool kit containing a couple of shifters, screwdrivers and WD40 etc.
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Old 15 April 2011, 12:42   #7
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all the above , plus boat hook , fire extinguisher, complete tool box, spare fuel, bucket.
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Old 15 April 2011, 14:49   #8
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As well as all of the above. Take a spare kill cord. If you go over the side wearing it at least the crew can start up to position the boat for easy recovery.
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Old 15 April 2011, 15:22   #9
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As well as all of the above. Take a spare kill cord. If you go over the side wearing it at least the crew can start up to position the boat for easy recovery.
Or get an Etec
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Old 15 April 2011, 17:11   #10
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Or get an Etec
Is the special etec ignition system common across other brands or is it only an Evinrude feature?
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