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post #3 of Old 02-23-2012
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ASA recommendations

The American Sailing Assn. has a good list of recommended safety items in addition to USCG required items.

ASA Recommended Safety Equipment

• Two anchors with at least 200’ of rode
• Charts
• VHF radio
• Safety harnesses, jacklines, tethers
• Compass
• First aid kit
• Manual bilge pump
• Flashlights
• Tool kit and spare parts
• Soft wood plugs

Other ASA recommended items

• Heaving line
• Mirror
• Searchlight/spotlight
• Sunburn lotion
• Sunglasses
• binoculars
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