Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Callao, VA
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as a minimum...anything with an engine you need to have a spare plug, socket or wrench for same, second container of clean fuel, spare impeller and tools to replace.
So, yes you need some kind of emergency kit...some shrouds for the outboard have enough room to duct tape a pelican box inside to hold this.
VHF and Plb, unless you are in sight of the mother ship, and at least a first aid/survival ditchbag with you as well.
As to the scuba, the boat is going to drift with the surface, you the diver may or may not drift at all, or you may drift 2x or 3x what the surface is....you will be sorely disappointed if you leave the dinghy unattended whilst you dive...someone HAS to be on the surface on the boat, in the event of an emergency...and they will happen while diving.