Join Date: Jul 2006
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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!