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I beleive that a list is essential and may be more important to some individuals. But I hate list because I am a rebel. In most case common sense prevails. Having a list in compliance with it does not save your life.

For example, everyone has a medical emergency kit on board. Many just buy an overpriced kit from WM. If you look into what in there, it is so absurd. It won't save your life if your life depends on it. So having the kit is no more than just a placebo effect.

For my approach is practice, practice and practice especially in the adverse condition. Think about what if. Look for holes and deficiencies in your knowledge and inventories. Correct as you go.
Agreed and Barquito makes a good point too. The list here is a good tool to get some information out of the more experienced here. I won't be going to the WM with this list printed out But some things are just plain dumb (on my part) not to have on board now.
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Coyote Point marina makes a good target for a first sail past the bridge. You have to leave early-ish, and resign yourself to motoring to at least the end of the channel, or even to the bridge.
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Coyote Point marina makes a good target for a first sail past the bridge. You have to leave early-ish, and resign yourself to motoring to at least the end of the channel, or even to the bridge.
Problem is that I go out at flood tide to time my return at high slack. A few hours of sailing is the limit with my son for now. I end up going against the current and wind. I open up sails in the redwood channel near the Westpoint entrance. Next time, hopefully, I will motor past the San Mateo bridge and head to Sausalito, spend the night there and come back downwind under sail all the way home. That's after having some more equipment off the list onboard and convincing my wife that I am good to go. Unless I can arrange an experienced friend to come along for the weekend.
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I like your list, it looks pretty complete.

I would create a separate category for " Required" by law equipment.
To help you prioritize.

In that category would be:

Flares..within the expiration date
Horn
Bell
Type 1V throwable device - floating line
Fire extinguishers.
Navigation Lights.

I would then begin to classify some "essential". really should have equipment

Working VHF - + emergency VHF antenna

You have a primary anchor, which I consider essential safety equipment, so the secondary is desirable but optional.

I would have tools and " essential" spare engine parts onboard:

Impeller
Alternator Belt
Primary and secondary fuel filters
Hose Clamps
Wooden Plugs or Soft Plugs..attached or near the seacocks and sized to fit.
Thermostat
Gasket material
Atomic Tape

Sail repair tape.
Manual Bilge Pump - you may have one already built in.

After that, you can prioritize the rest of your list as time, money and need allow.

A handheld VHF and a Handheld GPS would be high on my list.. as soon as extra money allows.
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Thanks tempest. I updated the list and added some colors to emphasize the required and essentials items:

Safety equipment aboard and priorities
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Turb,

This may be relevant or maybe not...

Based on your original description of the condition of your GS, I'd think about making one of your initial investments into verifying that your propulsion, external plumbing and electrics are safe and sound. My thought is that most of the items on your list are reactive gadgets (i.e. something to deploy once things go wrong.) Time spent reducing your risk for underway hair fire drills is time (and money) well spent. Just a thought -- since you're already living aboard, this may be a moot point.

After that, I concur with the recommendation to segregate your list into "must have", "should have" and "would be nice to have."
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Turb,

This may be relevant or maybe not...

Based on your original description of the condition of your GS, I'd think about making one of your initial investments into verifying that your propulsion, external plumbing and electrics are safe and sound. My thought is that most of the items on your list are reactive gadgets (i.e. something to deploy once things go wrong.) Time spent reducing your risk for underway hair fire drills is time (and money) well spent. Just a thought -- since you're already living aboard, this may be a moot point.

After that, I concur with the recommendation to segregate your list into "must have", "should have" and "would be nice to have."
Good point. Preventative maintenance, repairs and improvements to the propulsion, wiring, plumbing etc... is an always ongoing project and one that I try to keep up with. But the purpose of this post is about what I will need when stuff goes wrong. The updated list now distinguishes between the must and should have and the rest.
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Good list; very useful.

re: wooden plugs. I would attach the correct size wooden plug to each through hull. Also store a rubber mallet in an accessible location. You do not want to spit a wooden plug by hitting it with a steel hammer.

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cb32863 makes a good point, in fact the first thing I thought of when I read your initial post. May I suggest you contact your local Coast Guard Auxiliary and get a (free) safety inspection? They won't/can't write tickets and may note some things that haven't made you list. In general the list from them is probably going to include the high priority items. Oh - move boat hook to the top of your list. *grin*
A link to the checklist that the auxiliary vessel examiners use: http://forms.cgaux.org/archive/a7012.pdf
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Have a look at the PIYA regs... for sailing in the Bay, look at category III. It's pretty close to ISAF category 5. This, plus the standard coast guard regs will get you there.

http://www.ussailing.net/piya/2011%2...ertificate.pdf
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