Originally Posted by Pablo
The newly updated list so far :
- a lifejacket per person onboard
- fog horn
- a waterproof torche
- anchor, chain & rope
- tow rope
- first aid kit including thermal/foil blanket
- screw driver, spark plug spanner, adjustable spanner, knife, pliers
- spare spark plugs
- spare batteries for my portable GPS
- spare pull cord
- spare kill cord
- duck tape
- bailler / bucket
- spare prop & spanner
- inflation pump
- a horseshoe float
- a floating self righting flash light
- spare fuses
- watch & mobile phone
- Navigation Protractor
Are there any redundent items ? I have the impression i'm going to have to buy every object on ribshop's security items list and more !
I think some things on that list could be substituted for more compact items
ie horseshoe / life ring float. is a bit big and unwieldly on a small boat. A proper rescue throwbag is better imo.
A floating self righting flashlight , a handfull of lightsticks that could be tied to a lifejacket would be cheaper and more reliable.
Almanac and navigation protractor , how far off shore are you going . I find for coastal use an os map and walking compass would cover any navigation . and mark any relavent chart info on the map and chuck a tide table in the bag.
There are 2 safety kits there really one covering repairs and problems with the boat and another for survival without the boat.
Some items could go in A grab bag filled with a the basic items you could need if you find yourself leaving the boat in a hurry
My grab bag is a small dry bag clipped on the A frame or rail . Its something I always carried in my sea kayaking days with the chance I could end up on a shore and have to wait for help .
First aid kit
map and compass
Lighter and a few hexy blocks
Thin windproof and thermals
Bar of chocolate
Strapped to the dry bag or nearby are a pair of Flippers
I figure for most things that could happed along the coast there is enough there to swim to shore get warm and dry and summon help.
My Handheld VHF used to live on my Bouyancy aid but now it goes in that bag .
The other stuff on the list goes in a repair / tool kit exept flares and fire extinguisher .