Essential Items to Carry On-board...(Reboot)

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Re: Essential Items to Carry On-board...(Reboot)

Unread post by HaweaterHal » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:46 am

I carry a SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger. In an emergency you can call for help from anywhere.
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Unread post by aMonster » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:26 pm

I was never told about this but I just happened to have it because of my canoe trips up the coast.

A telescopic aluminum boat hook with the rubber boot from a set of crutches on the end. I can't count the number of times that thing has saved me already, from unhooking my motor from prawn traps to pushing off other boats when the wind tosses me around a tiny marina.

They should make it mandatory for new power boaters like myself. A life saver.
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Unread post by StreamFixer » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:57 pm

This was distributed in the 2018 Saltwater Sportsman Show program

12 Essentials for Recreational Fishing on the Ocean
OCEAN suggests you have these 12 essentials on board before every trip on the Ocean
1. Personal Flotation Devices – Inflatable PFD’s are easy to wear and work in. You will likely forget you are wearing one --- until you need it. Don your PFD before leaving the dock and wear it at all times you are on the water. A PFD in the cabin is not much use if the cabin is under water.
2. All USCG required equipment -- https://www.uscgboating.org/images/420.PDF Make sure everything is current and works. Your life may depend on them.
3. Water – dehydration occurs quickly and salt water is not drinkable… Take plenty as it will not rot or expire. Dehydration impairs clear thinking and good decisions.
4. Appropriate clothing – It’s usually going to be colder on the water than you think. If you get wet, hypothermia will quickly set in and is deadly.
5. Sufficient fuel -- 1/3rd of a tank out, 1/3rd of a tank back, 1/3rd of a tank in reserve to deal with unforeseen problems (bar closed, having to give a tow and the like).
6. A working communications with DSC AND a hand held radio (with GPS capability) in case your electrical system goes out. A Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) or EPIRB can call in help when you are in trouble and out of radio range.
7. A compass that does not require electricity to work… You never know when you will lose power.
8. A paper chart of the local area – preferably water proof. Electrical chart plotters are great, but power can fail.
9. A First Aid Kit – Don’t just have one on board, know what is in it and how to use it. Get a good one. Take a class if you are not knowledgeable about your F/A kit.
10. A manual bailer… if water is coming in, and electrical is failing, your bilge pump will not be working.
11. Anchor – with enough rode to keep you out of the surf with the wind blowing and your motor has quit.
12. Float plan -- Give someone your float plan, how many on board, where you are going, when you expect to return to the dock, MMSI number.


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Re: Essential Items to Carry On-board...(Reboot)

Unread post by SeaDawg » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:01 pm

I'd like to add.....

1) Ice cold beer
2) V8 Juice

I have found that a bloody beer for breakfast is not only nutritious.... with many of the needed food groups..... but can turn on the bite!
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Unread post by Jim Dandy » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:11 pm

Nothing like a (1) ice cold beer that has been in the tuna slurry for awhile after a hard day on the water.

Be careful because you will freeze them solid though. Haven't tried the V8 juice, but can vouch for Vodka and diet dew for a back at the dock drink.
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Unread post by J Marshall » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:42 pm

In my first aid kit I carry clean sharp American made side cutters (Proto tools), I have cut a barb after going thru my thumb, also a revolver .44 cal. Couple a years ago, in the Lorain, Cleveland area, a group of knuckle heads would get close to a perch fisherman, anchored. Knuckle heads would rob the lone fisherman, then split. Not very bright hoods, but it did happen, as a retired cop I can say anything can happen

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Unread post by Jim Dandy » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:40 pm

As a Retired Mil fella I firmly believe in having a hog leg onboard, for all of the nasties out there. My main concern being offshore and perhaps running into a band of Somali Pirates n such.

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Unread post by jerryd » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:16 pm

One thing that came to my mind when looking at this list:
- A power brick for your personal iphone or "other" mobile device.

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Unread post by Jim Dandy » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:38 am

Good add, that's the other reason I carry two 2,000 amp lithium emergency power packs, they have charge ports for various other devices like phones.

Just happen to be topping them off right now.

These are very handy, I'll post about how handy in another thread.
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