I should have mentioned earler the reason I deployed the Sibs oars a few years back was due to running out of petrol in my 12 litre tank.
I had a 5 litre refill can but thot we are only 400 yards from the harbour ....... just row her in.
My old man took to the oars - tide going out plus wind blowing out to sea from the shore.
Despite rowing furiously we continued to be washed out to sea.
No big deal but I had to top up the 12 litre tank for the tohatsu 20hp.
One pull and away we went.
Did nothing other than illustrate how ineffective oars on a Sib can be in certain circumstances.
I've never needed my aux since I fitted it, but always peace of mind to have.
I will have a fixed VHF and handheld for the Highfield as well as 2 anchors.
Might invest in a PLB......?
I do like my overnighters and intend doing a fair bit of Island hopping so having a wee egg beater on the back for back up propulsion would be good.
Time and mathematics will dictate whether or not I hang an egg beater off the back or not