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What to bring
I'm trying to sail on as many different boats as possible. I’ve been sailing a lot on a Catalina 30 this year, last year a Catalina 27.
I invite myself, buy stuff, drop names, flash the poor me expression, whatever it takes to get out for an afternoon. Last year I raced on a Niagara 35, took a daytrip on a homebuilt Catamaran etc.
Since I don’t know these people very well or at all, I know I'm risking life and limb. Assuming I'm going to continue with this risky behavior, I am, what should I bring with me?
This is what i have in my bag now.
1. Extra pair of reading glasses
2. Hand bearing compass
4. Pair of long jeans
5. Light jacket
6. Foul weather top
8. Chart for Long Island Sound
9. Electronic Compass and clock
11. Headband flashlight
12. Ziploc sandwich bags (2)
The captains I'm going out with range from 40 years experience to bought the boat yesterday took no classes etc.
I'm thinking I should have my own radio at a minimum just for a backup.
I'm willing to have two bags.
Bag one with the basics. Bag two if I go on board and decide I need to go back to the car and get the bag with tools and
a cable cutter.
Anyone one within about an hour or two driving or so of Madison, CT is encouraged to invite me aboard, it would be great to meet some more SN members, but the purpose of this question is to refine my list of what is prudent to bring along.
Not just safety items but convenience items too.
Last edited by davidpm; 06-29-2008 at 12:07 PM.