Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Alameda, San Francisco Bay
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Smack, can you give us at least a little info like the predicted number of days/nights at sea and the location or general climate? Big difference between the VanIsle 360 and Newport-Ensenada. A couple of quick observations, you need a tether, and perhaps a crotch strap. Can you return the light? ACR makes a strobe and holder that connects to the manual air-fill on the vest. It’s on the inside, always there and doesn’t take up much room. While you’re at it, throw out the cheapie whistle and replace it with one that will save your life. Get an extra cartridge for the vest – I have had these vests go off. I think the guys on the Volvo must all use manuals. Headlamp with red lens is good, I also carry a small maglite on one of those badge lanyards around my neck. I also do this with my personal knife. You’d be surprised how many times that knife will be in the wrong pants pocket when you need it.
Last edited by GeorgeB; 04-18-2011 at 04:43 PM.