Originally Posted by jhfozzy
1) The RIB itself.
2) Trailer to get it to the sea.
3) Insurance. (what size requires this?)
6) VHF Ship to shore.
7) Spare fuel??
8) Oars (to wave) bu**er rowing.
9) Basic toolkit.
I was thinking around the 5 - 5.5M size for 3 - 4 people + kayaks, is this too small??
Cheers in advance for the replies.
Hi John & welome - sounds like a good idea youve got. I'd day defo at least 5.5 m for you & kit . Buy the rightboat & the trailer will follow automatially - if ones been looked ofter I'd expect the other will have been to , but trailers do get overlooked sometimes.
INsurance - just buy it no matter what you get - its required for nealry all harbours etc & does do what it says insures your boat for all the unforseen situation - as a boater alrady I'm sure you have had some.
You MAY get away with your canoe lifevest , but for high speed stuff get some Auto inflating proper lifejackets.
Flares - costly , but when you need them you wont be thinking that !
VHF - loads of posts on here about handhelds , or if its 5.5 m boat you shoudl get a fixed set on it ( Much more power/ range )
Spare fuel - just know how much you have used & have got left & how much you need to get home & in reserve - anything overthis is spare..... Any spare tanks will 'bounce around' more than you think so personally are wary unless well secured.
I'd forget oars - you wont row anywhere worthwhile & you have flares & radio to tell poeple where you are.
Toolkit -yep - a few small spares are usefull to - I carry a selection of bolts & screws too( you never know ! )
Blankets - good question - no idea - I have never heard of them being carried on leisure boats but happy to be told otherwise
Other worthwhile stuff -An Anchor - definately get one . Hand held GPS - can give you heading etc & lets you tell people where you are ( may be builtinto boat same as VHF )