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Welcome to the world's best sport. Get some good sailing clothes, don't skimp, the modern ones are wind and water proof. Nothing is worse than feeling cold and wet. The weather is not always tourist guide and it's colder on the water than on land in most places.
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Polar fleece and goretex are your friends on a sailboat...so is neoprene.

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A good knife, a gas funnel for the aux engine, plastic bags, matches, lighter, extra batteries, extra lamp, cellphone waterproof bag, first aid kit for water, extra colthes, blankets, pillows
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They're probably going out on a daysail on this lake, not trying to cross the Atlantic.

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They're probably going out on a daysail on this lake, not trying to cross the Atlantic.

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When you get a VHF it's a good idea to have a general idea how to use it and when to use certain channels. One important point use channel 9 for a radio check never 16. Leave 16 for emergency's only. Unfortunatly to many boaters ignore this or have no clue it's a mystery to me. Main thing have fun. Peace Happy sailing.
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Also, might want to get a list of the VHF channels that the local facilities, like marinas, SeaTow, TowBoatUS, bridge tenders, and such, use. Some waterfront restaurants also use VHF...

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Giu,

Love your enthusiam....but from reading the other threads you've posted wouldn't all this stuff add too much weight... oh the pillow and matches are light :-))
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Lots of money. It will substitute for all the things listed above you either forgot or didn't think were necessary at the time!
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All you really need is an experienced sailor to show you the ropes.

Welcome to an amazingly expensive and even more amazingly fun sport.
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