Originally Posted by RichardB
Interesting thought - spurred me to action too so I did a check against the RYA Powerboat Handbook. Some obvious additional points from there:
- VHF Radio (not mentioned in your post at all)
- Fire extinguisher(s)
- Tube repair kit
- Water (good point this!)
- Your mobile phone in waterproof bag
They also mention:
- a watch (rather too obvious but necessary!)
- "Relevant Shapes" (well...)
- Almanac (if you don't carry this then suggest at least having laminated tide tables of your relevant primary/local ports)
Other things you might want to consider:
- Spare handheld VHF (or this anyway if you don't have a fixed unit)
- Spare electrical fuses
- Energy foods
- Navigation Protractor (of your favoured type)
- Laminated Mayday procedure - preferably taped down next to radio
- Adding a 'leatherman' type multitool to your toolkit - surprising how often you need 2 pliers.
Hope that helps...
Great reply, thanks.
I've not mentioned VHF because I said all elements barring the electronics.
Is a fire extinguisher truely useful compared to a bucket of water ?
A tube repair kit or a clamp device as suggested by Ian. Possibly a good idea although i've never seen a RIBs tube become punctured enough to deflate completely.
Spare fuses are a good idea though.
Energy foods & water will be renewed for each trip. In France energy foods usually consist in baguette & dried sausages (i'm joking).
OK for the watch & mobile phone.
What on earth are "Relevant Shapes" ?
An Almanac, very good suggestion, here it's the Almanac du Marin Breton.
A Navigation Protractor, OK
Sunblock during the summer.
Multitool, already onboard.
@Blackroady the spare prop is already on the list.
I'll put up the updated list. I think there are a few redundent elements.