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Old 31 October 2014, 12:28   #51
Country: UK - England
Town: Surrey
Boat name: Fugly & Rokraider 1
Make: Pac 22 & Porter 6.5
Length: 6m +
Engine: Ford 250 & jet,DT140
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Aside from Boat related equipment (anchors ,Flares, towing lines,fenders, engine oil, hydraulic fluid, coolant for inboard diesel etc)
My personal equipment is:
Gerber serrated round tipped safety knife
Good quality LED torch
Drybag containing lots of extra clothing.
2 good size first aid kits
Large fire extinguisher
Permanent marker and waterproof paper
Comprehensive toolkit.

The advantage of a Pac 22 is that it has a lot of underdeck storage space, so lots of room to stash stuff

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Old 31 October 2014, 14:04   #52
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Town: Sidmouth
Boat name: Various
Make: Avon, Ribcraft
Length: 4m +
Engine: Mercury 40, Honda 50
Join Date: Nov 2012
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I wouldn't be without a pair of water-proof or spray-proof gloves, especially for handling anchor lines and things.

Dry bag
I've missed mine since smashing the buckle by running over it with the boat on its trolley . Maybe not as useful on bigger RIBs with proper storage space...

The rest of my top five would probably overlap with others' lists: knife;
first aid kit; tools; PLB if I weren't always surrounded by dinghies and other safety boats; ropes of various sizes (for everything from improvised sunglasses straps and jury-rigging shackles to tow rope or anchor rope extensions).

And, of course, sandwiches and a flask of coffee!

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Old 06 November 2014, 09:13   #53
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Town: Newport IoW
Boat name: Amean/Pronto/Rumbo
Make: Solent Rib Princess
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Originally Posted by whisper View Post
Hi you lot

I really need to know your top 5 pieces of equipment you carry on your Rib excluding lifejackets and kill cords...

Thanks for your help with this and all will be revealed around Christmas time...

Ignore any other post on this thread I just need your top 5 and may be why???

Thanks Alex
Chart (paper)
Plotter (Portland type)
HH vhf
HH Gps
HH compass
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Old 06 November 2014, 11:52   #54
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Boat name: Billy may
Make: Tornado 5.3
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Fishing rod
Filleting knife
All in that order

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Old 10 November 2014, 18:58   #55
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Town: Royal Wootton Bassett
Make: Custom RIB
Length: 8m +
Engine: 250
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Any more top 5's? I'll keep this going until the 1st December
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Old 11 November 2014, 04:15   #56
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Country: UK - England
Town: Bromsgrove
Boat name: Kick-Ass !
Make: PAC/Artic 22
Length: 6m +
Engine: 250hp Yamaha
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Dry bag
Hand held VHF
Survival blanket
First aid kit inc sea sickness tablets. (It happens to us all )

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Old 11 November 2014, 08:04   #57
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Town: Southampton
Make: Ballistic 6.5
Length: 6m +
Engine: Evinrude 175hp ETEC
MMSI: 235 908 002
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Not counting the lifejacket & dry suit etc. and assuming "a competent crew member" is disqualified

Hat / helmet
Chart & pencil
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Old 11 November 2014, 09:00   #58
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Come on Guys..any "innovations" or solutions we've NOT heard a hundred times before!?
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A Wise Man learns by other people's!
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Old 12 November 2014, 09:01   #59
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Town: Gloucester
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Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzi 140
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Lots more than 5 but if I didn't have any of the 5 top ones I'd seriously consider setting off - that's why chinograph is in at 6!

Spare Kill cord
Foul weather gear - you never know when it's going to turn
Chinograph pencil - console is great thing to jot things on
OK that's 6

What I'd call normal permanent kit:
warps & lines
Flares & gloves
1st aid kit
Fire extinguisher
water / food
Sea anchor
Gaffer tape
handbearing compass
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Old 16 November 2014, 11:44   #60
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Town: Dorset
Boat name: BlueTube
Make: XS500
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercury Opti 75hp
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Apart from the usual already stated

Waterproof man bag
Waterproof iPhone case
Spare set of keys
Bucket to pee in !!

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