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11-08-2011 04:01 PM
GeorgeB I personally prefer the horseshoe for two reasons, one, it fits tighter in it’s launching rack (I occasionally get boarding waves) and two, the MOB can put it around his body easier rather than just hanging on. While mine is a “pretty” white, yellow would be a better color for visibility. You should label all your safety gear (and floating objects like boat cushions) with your boat’s name and hailing port. Going left to right in the picture is a MOMS-8 (inflatable horseshoe, pole & drogue), A Lifesling and my white horseshoe. Not shown is a block & tackle for retrieving the MOB back on board and a throw bag (line).

11-08-2011 03:43 PM
MarkSF I like to have something that will double as a harness to hoist the MOB if they are too weak or injured. Hence the Lifesling. However there's still the horseshoe too which is mainly used for throwing overboard when the helmsperson least expects it, for MOB drill.
11-08-2011 03:38 PM
olson34
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Originally Posted by JimsCAL View Post
The USCG requirements are minimums. Suggest you look at the offshore race requirements for Category 3 races. Lots of good stuff in there for consideration besides safety equipment.

ISAF : Offshore Special Regulations : osr-docs.php
I'm adding a "plus one" to this suggestion.
Further, d/l the Cat. 1 and 2 requirements and study them. There's much good stuff there for anyone boating in open waters.
After all, the USCG list is really just a minimum and a starting point for equipping your boat for the conditions you may meet while out there.

Be safe,

LB
11-08-2011 03:38 PM
DRFerron
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For instance they tell you you need a MOB class IV "throwable"...OK, the ring, the horseshoe, or the cushion...? Which do you prefer and why..?

That's why I ask here/now...

I have all winter to outfit my boat, Christmas is coming and all that..
I'm not trying to discourage you from asking.

We have all three.

I know that people are busy and I'm not just saying this because I'm a boating instructor (and I think the other instructors in the forum would agree), there just isn't anything that beats a seat in the chair classroom or on-board training where you can get immediate one-on-one feedback to your questions and hands-on time with the equipment. You've already seen the limitations of the online courses. When you take the ASA course you'll see the limitations even more.

This forum is fantastic for getting information, but you also have to be able to sift through what is right for you at your stage of the game. For example, while JimsCAL's link to offshore requirements is a nice to know, it's more than you may need at this moment in your sailing career and may not apply to the type of sailing you will be doing in the near future. I'm the type of person who would file it away for the future, but some may simply get confused. Not saying you would, just saying.
11-08-2011 03:38 PM
Squidd
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Originally Posted by JimsCAL View Post
The USCG requirements are minimums. Suggest you look at the offshore race requirements for Category 3 races. Lots of good stuff in there for consideration besides safety equipment.

ISAF : Offshore Special Regulations : osr-docs.php
Thanks that had alot of specifics...I printed it out as a guide for outfitting the "Lady" this winter...
11-08-2011 03:21 PM
Squidd
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Squidd,

Your question leads me to believe that you have not taken a boating safety course (at a minimum). I highly recommend it as required and highly recommended equipment, along with other need to know information is covered in the most basic of courses.

United State Power and Sail Squadron and USCG Auxiliary both offer them.
Well, Yes and No....I do plan on completeing the hands on ASA Basic Keelboat course before I launch my boat (assuming I have it ship shape by next spring)...

And I have been taking On line courses (ASA, Nautic Ed, etc) they cover the "basic info" but are light on "specifics"...They will tell you "you need fire extingushers, PFDs and "USCG reccomended safety equipment"..but I want to know which kind and how many and like to get specific reccomendations from people who are using them ...

For instance they tell you you need a MOB class IV "throwable"...OK, the ring, the horseshoe, or the cushion...? Which do you prefer and why..?

That's why I ask here/now...

I have all winter to outfit my boat, Christmas is coming and all that..
11-08-2011 01:02 PM
JimsCAL The USCG requirements are minimums. Suggest you look at the offshore race requirements for Category 3 races. Lots of good stuff in there for consideration besides safety equipment.

ISAF : Offshore Special Regulations : osr-docs.php
11-08-2011 12:14 PM
DRFerron Squidd,

Your question leads me to believe that you have not taken a boating safety course (at a minimum). I highly recommend it as required and highly recommended equipment, along with other need to know information is covered in the most basic of courses.

United State Power and Sail Squadron and USCG Auxiliary both offer them.
11-08-2011 10:27 AM
Lake Superior Sailor Visit DNR - Department of Natural Resources --Dale
11-08-2011 10:20 AM
ottos From the horses mouth (ie.USCG): A Boater’s Guide to the Federal Requirements for Recreational Boats And Safety Tips

Fair winds!

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