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Old 14 April 2011, 18:59   #1
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Essential kit

Having just ordered my new boat (Futura III) i am keen to get on the water and enjoy it. I am interested to know what you would consider to be the essentials with regard to your boats inventory. Tools, safety equipment, or anything that you would not wish to be without. I appreciate that the list will vary dependant upon the boat and environment, however I am certain that your opinions could be very useful when it comes to packing for my first trip........
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Old 15 April 2011, 00:53   #2
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Smoke flare, anchor, ski goggles, dry suit, life jacket and a pub at recovery site.
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Old 15 April 2011, 01:40   #3
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We do a grab bag that contains a few items that experience has shown us can be well worth carrying...

First aid kit including eye wash capsules (also good for rinsing wounds),
Multitool,
Compass,
Signal mirror,
Foil blanket,
Waterproof notepad.

www.channelribs.com/gear/viper.html

The foil blankets are fairly useless, but they are so small and light that it makes sense to have them in there. I also carry a few glow sticks, good torch, in-line fuel filter, resuscitation mask, and a couple of red hand flares in mine.

On my person I have a handheld VHF, handheld GPS and would like to have a PLB.
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Old 15 April 2011, 01:46   #4
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Thanks for an opportunity to rethink the stocklist. Was a bit surprised what actually is on board.
My area is river Elbe and German Bight/Helgoland. If I should pick only one entry from the list, it'll be a good Plan B. Kit I'd drop first would be all electronics.

Plan B
1st aid kit incl these metallic blankets that keep warm
Gaffa tape, lotsa it
3l water
Sun cream
Dextrose
Chocolate bars
Updated paper charts
Fixed dsc vhf
IP67 waterproof handheld vhf
gps chart plotter
fixed steering compass
handheld bearing compass
stop watch
tide tables
Weather report
MMSI of MRCC programmed in dsc
Voyage planning, laminated
elbe radar and radio / german bight radar and radio vhf channels printed and lamimated
complete tool kit, eg a pre-equipped for car mechanics
marine spray
spare lubricants
green soap (in case of oil spill)
7.5kg anchor
7m chain
55m anchor warp plus 35m extension
moorings (1each fore and aft, 2 springs)
spare bulbs for nav lights
spare fuses
spare fuel filter
Distress flares and torches
3D LED maglite
2C maglite
Spare batteries for maglites
50l spare diesel
Gecko helmets w/ full face visor
Spare Life jacket
Leatherman
Sharp knife
Bucket
air pump for toobs
spare dry and warm clothing

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Old 15 April 2011, 08:02   #5
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Well here is a list of what I carry on my 5.35

Spare 2 stroke oil
2 x flares ( 1 smoke 1 pinpoint)
spare key
anchor
oares
gps
vhf
echo
first aid kit.
chocky bars
water.
dry cloth/towel.
10mm spanner
13mm spanner
adjustable spanner
screwdrivers
spare plugs
pump
ropes
Life Jackets

also keep some resin and hardener about.
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Old 15 April 2011, 09:07   #6
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Essential things would be:

VHF,
flares,
lifejackets,
killcord,
anchor and decent length of warp.

Nice things to have are a tool kit containing a couple of shifters, screwdrivers and WD40 etc.
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Old 15 April 2011, 11:42   #7
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all the above , plus boat hook , fire extinguisher, complete tool box, spare fuel, bucket.
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Old 15 April 2011, 13:49   #8
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As well as all of the above. Take a spare kill cord. If you go over the side wearing it at least the crew can start up to position the boat for easy recovery.
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As well as all of the above. Take a spare kill cord. If you go over the side wearing it at least the crew can start up to position the boat for easy recovery.
Or get an Etec
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Or get an Etec
Is the special etec ignition system common across other brands or is it only an Evinrude feature?
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Old 15 April 2011, 16:43   #11
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I have an ETec and always carry a spare kill cord.

My essentials:
Reliable VHF - check it works by calling the CG before you leave.
Anchor with 15 metres of chain and 100m of rope. Don't forget to bouy your anchor.
Flares
Lifejackets for everyone on board
Sponson repair kit and pump
Radar reflector
Whistle / air horn and torch
Paddles and boat hook
Change of clothing and footwear
Towels (I carry three or four)
Spare two-stroke oil
Pilot guide
Water
Food
Crew (wife will do at a push)
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I have an ETec and always carry a spare kill cord.
Same, but still, with an etec it's a non-essential for restarting. In an emergency if one of us went overboard whilst driving, the other would not piss about getting the spare out when all he need do is turn the key.
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Sponson repair kit and pump
We've discussed this before on here, and you all seemed to reckon the Barton clamseal was a good idea, and following that we bought one and had occasion to use it last year on the tender. It proved very, very good. Linky.
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Towels (I carry three or four)
Us too. We essentially have a locker dedicated to old rags. Old boxers are the best, useful for everthing
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Chocolate bars
Every boat should have ships rations and chocolate is definitely the best. Not only will it save your life if you are seriously stranded, but it is also a fantastic morale booster when you have children on board. + it keeps fat old men happy whilst I blat along
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Old 15 April 2011, 17:12   #13
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Same, but still, with an etec it's a non-essential for restarting. In an emergency if one of us went overboard whilst driving, the other would not piss about getting the spare out when all he need do is turn the key.
How does that work then? Are you saying the chord stops an ETec but is not necessary to restart it? If so, I've leant something this evening...!!
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How does that work then? Are you saying the chord stops an ETec but is not necessary to restart it? If so, I've leant something this evening...!!
Yep

Assuming that you have the black square thing to start it then yes. I'm not sure if the remote mounted barrels have this feature but our black square certainly does. No need to clip the clip in to start
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The thing that wot the killcord is attached to.

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Assuming that you have the black square thing to start it then yes. I'm not sure if the remote mounted barrels have this feature but our black square certainly does. No need to clip the clip in to start
Is there no end to the ingenuity of man or womenkind? I'll try that out tomorrow when I take some birdwatcher down the Minquiers.
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By the way, if anyone is thinking of buying a yacht and is drawing up a list of essentials then put a set of lazyjacks as your number one item. They were invented by the Chinese two million years ago and are more useful than paper and gunpowder combined.
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Kill cord not required for Mercury either, just flick the switch back up where the kill cord attaches.
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Is there no end to the ingenuity of man or womenkind? I'll try that out tomorrow when I take some birdwatcher down the Minquiers.
Hmmm.... Well we call it a safety feature but really me reckons its dodgy design. That design is 20 yrs old and I reckon it was made for the time when many didn't use killcords but the safety orgs were pressing for them. The mercury system is much better because you are have to do something to activate the engine wheras with the evinrude/johnny system, you can do it without thinking and there may be unforeseen consequences.....
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Old 16 April 2011, 05:00   #20
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Yep My mariner remote kill is just a lanyard and a big old switch on the bottom of the remote.
If you loose the lanyard/kill tether then you just flick the switch back in to its run position and your away.
Simple... I like simple.

K.I.S = keep it simple.

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