Anoraks of the world unite!
You are absolutely right, of course, but in my life-long quest for the totality of knowledge of b*****r all, I include below a list of the other laminated documents I carry on-board. Other anoraks amongst you may (FOC) use this as a checklist.
Useful phone numbers (esp. those cruising with “my” group)
The aforementioned NATO list (you never know!)
Bill of Sale showing I have paid EEC VAT
Declaration of CE conformity
Certificate of British Registration
Copy of CG66
Owners manual and Hull Identification Number
Recommended check and servicing schedule and engine fluids diagram
Copy of boats current radio validation document
DSC Flowchart and operational procedures
My personal licenses:
Short Range Radio Certificate
PBL’s 1,2 and Advanced
Copy of passport
VHF Channel numbers of all ports/marinas and harbours in GB (and it’s various island groups) and Ireland
Marina names in geographic sequence for GB, Ireland and all European countries down to Gibraltar
Copies of all manuals for the engine, leg and all instruments including wiring diagrams (not that I understand them-but somebody might)
Jon, you were just sneakily asking me for a copy of the Navy ship’s list without losing your "street cred." weren’t you?
That would make you the 35th person to ask for it so I feel quite comfortable snuggling back down into my anorak.