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I'm not surprised you're buying Hello Kitty poptarts.

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Developed and civilized?

Power Bars completely and utterly suck. Like eating peanut butter flavored particle board. Nothing civilized about that at all...unless you're a beaver.

Put me in the "uncivilized" pop-tart bracket with ZZ. Clif Bars are pretty tasty too.

Have you guys tried these babies?
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Thank you! Great answers. To answer some for you.

I will be sailing on a Bennetau 40.2 with a newly formed (still forming) all women crew.

I have been sailing/racing less than a year and have never done anything like this before. I can deal with the cold and lack of sleep. I am more worried about what the conditions will be and how well, I will handle what I have never experienced before. While I have never been seasick in my life, should I take preventative measures, just in case? They say it will happen to everyone at some point.

I am geared up pretty well clothing wise but do need to invest in safety gear. With a limited budget, what would you buy first? Strobe, tether and whistle or the PFD ( boat has lots)? They both land in about the same dollar range. I pretty much know which way to go but it is always nice to get other opinions.
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"With a limited budget, what would you buy first? Strobe, tether and whistle or the PFD ( boat has lots)? They both land in about the same dollar range. I pretty much know which way to go but it is always nice to get other opinions."


Category II race. You need all the above + a harness. Red lensed headlamp and a good knife as others mentioned as well.
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You are correct, Puddin. I forgot the harness. What I meant is the boat has PFD's that I can use for this race and I thought I should invest in all of the other gear first and then buy my own PFD with the next budget allotment. I do have the headlamp and a good knife.

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I like the PFD's w/ a harness built in. By far IMO a tether/harness is the most important piece of safety gear.
Rules number 1,2, and 3 = Stay on the boat. You stay on the boat, a PFD, survival suite, strobe, whistle are never used.

I have a cheaper SOSpenders auto inflate/manual inflate PFD w/ built in harness. There is a strobe and whistle attached to the inside of it.

What position will you have on the boat?
Flash light w/ red lense is good, but a head lamp is the cat's meow. Not a lot of tasks on the boat you can do w/ one hand.
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If you do use a PFD from the boat's gear, check to make sure that the CO2 cartridge is FULLY SEATED. Many PFDs will show it as armed properly, but will not inflate when the CO2 cartridge is partially seated.

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You are correct, Puddin. I forgot the harness. What I meant is the boat has PFD's that I can use for this race and I thought I should invest in all of the other gear first and then buy my own PFD with the next budget allotment. I do have the headlamp and a good knife.

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I am looking at almost 800.00(Cdn dollars) for everything I need. That is middle of the road, nothing high end. 350.00 of that is for the PFD with HIT and harness and then I would still need to buy the rest (minus the harness).

I know that I need to get it but like everyone, the bank account only stretches so far.
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Congrats... don't forget to bring a digital camera along... photos are always worth taking. The best small digital boat cameras I recommend are the Olympus SW or Tough series. The older ones were the SW series, which got renamed the Tough series.
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I am looking at almost 800.00(Cdn dollars) for everything I need. That is middle of the road, nothing high end. 350.00 of that is for the PFD with HIT and harness and then I would still need to buy the rest (minus the harness).

I know that I need to get it but like everyone, the bank account only stretches so far.
Where are you shopping? What does that $800 include?
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