Canuck in Mexico
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
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Re: Crossing the gulf and things you forgot to bring aboard
Sorry, here's a quick list i've in mind, I still have to review it with my crew so obviously stuff will be added, but would appreciate input.
Boat surveyed by experienced surveyor
Rigging inspected by Rigger
Sails inspected, still crispy, fine, but we donít have spares
Life raft inspected/serviced
KVH3 (Tracphone) with Internet and Sat phone for weather updates and calls
Extra Diesel calculated in tanks outside, to last if no sails were used, including generator use. Calculated for 4 days on moderate cruising RPM and generator use.
Spare Engine Filters, Pumps, Belts
Quality pocket knifes for crew
Huge Cutters (in case of dismasting, might be over the top but you never know)
Sun screen, lots of, even tho boat has bimini and dodger.
Lot of watered bottles
Quality First Aid Kits
Sea sickness meds, Anti-acidics, Pepto Bismol
The Annapolis Book of Seamanship Book
Tool kits (for engine, mast, rigging etc)
Backup Portable VHF
Safety flotating sealed bag (you know the yellow one) with all the important stuff in it (VHF, water, passports, etc)
Battery Led Lights
2 Chartplotters with Radar (1 inside, one in cockpit) and Carribean Maps
Dhingy + 6 HP mercury
Iíve left personal goodies and food out of the list.
Guero - Enjoy the little things!
Current boat: Hunter 410 2002 (Illusion) - Current Location: Marina Paraiso, Yucalpeten, Mexico.
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