Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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Re: Most Important Safety Equipment
A serious first kit along with the training required to use it.
A good ditch bag.
Clothing appropriate to where you are going. Hypothermia will get you and you will not even know it is happening. We are looking at immersion suits for our trip to Labrador next summer. The liferaft is not much use if the water and air are very cool.
After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.