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Wouldn't Sail with out.

Well this might become a very broad subject but I will ask anyways. I just bought a sail boat with almost no experience at sailing. I sail in Prince William sound, or try at least, and would like to know what anyone would never leave port with out. Just to let you know what I have and wouldn't leave with out. Charts, GPS, Food for a couple extra days, Anchor and spare, Marine Radio. I have a dingy but i's a fiberglass catamaran thing that is very scary to use. Some other things I think I should have but don't yet. Long length of rigging rope. No safety line but do have safety harnesses that came with boat but haven't looked at yet. And not sure how to use or where to hook off to. Sailing experience lol. Well guess that comes with time. And that's about it. Well I wait for some imput on this as I don't want to kill myself before I even get a chance to have more then the one fun trip I have had so far. Greg
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Oh forgot

I have a 25' O-day 1976 shoal keel. If that matters to any one. Greg
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I'm sure a life jacket is in there somewhere. I always wear a WM Co2 coastal belt pack when I'm on deck, I usually single hand most of the time. When the wife is on deck she has the automatic vest.

Radio, vest, charts and compass are my standards

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Have a little bit larger boat, but let's see, for day sailing:

All USCG required gear. Tool bag. First aid kit. Bungs for all thru hulls appropriately sized and place ready to go. Spare impeller (for the inboard). Extra sail ties. Boat has nav gear and instruments, etc..., but it isn't absolutely necessary for the venue in good weather. Often have a handheld VHF in the cockpit to listen to VTS communications (we've got a lot of ships around).

In general, our boat is prepped for PIYA cat. 3 races and could easily be upgraded to cat. 2., so the stuffs on the boat, fully functional, etc... but I'd sail a daysailer type boat happily with much less (just the coastguard required) and feel happy and safe. One thing that really bothers me not to have is a good knife. I keep a small folding knife in a pocket, and have a large sheathed blade handy in the cockpit as well. For single and double handing, the tiller pilot rocks!
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did forget those.

I don't all ways wear if its calm though.
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ahh bungs

You know I have a package of 4 bungs that came with the boat. For the life of me I couldn't figure out why. I thought if I hit something and put a hole in the boat I doubt that it would be a nice round hole that the bung would fit in. Never thought of thru hulls. I will have to see if if they actually fit any thing. There are 3 sizes so I would thing some would fit. I will have to look at that. I have and out board and do have a impeller for it. My friends an outboard mechanic so he is going thru the motor for me now. In fact missed a week of sailing so far because waiting for parts. Do have some tools but definitely need to upgrade soon. Just so many toys River boat, camper snowmobiles Its hard to keep tools in all.
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Easy to reach ditch bag.

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