Originally Posted by Steve509926
Hi guys, for budgeting purposes just to get me started on the water (Lakes) am I missing anything :-
Sib, outboard, fuel tank, fuel line, outboard trolley, transom wheels, anchor? insurance I already have life jackets.
Sounds like i'm in a similar position to you Steve in getting kit together.
Additional to what you've already mentioned;
I've bought an electric pump to inflate the boat and plan to get a spare starter cord for the outboard, a temporary repair kit for the tubes, basic tool kit, spare pins for the propeller, spark plugs, first aid kit, a few items of safety gear yet to be decided and possibly other stuff that I've not yet thought about.
I'm possibly going over the top and imagine that there are plenty of people zipping about with none of the above, I want to be as sure as possible that I can carry out minor repairs if necessary rather than have to pack up and that I'm able to summon help if needed.
My late Dad's words have become embedded, 'Any fool can be uncomfortable' he used to say and, despite my insistence when i was a teenager that he was a boring old fart, he wasn't but I most certainly am as my children will confirm.