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post #4 of Old 02-23-2012
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Originally Posted by jetdrvr393 View Post
So this will be our first full season on the great lakes (Erie) on our new to us Catalina 30.
Congratulations! Don't forget to join the Catalina 30 owners association as well as the Yahoo email list.

You'll want to keep a sharp eye on the water temperature and make sure that you dress for the water temp as much as or even more so than for the air temp.

Also, be sure to leave a float plan with someone back home. I usually email mine to two people.

We learned early on to make sure we had the proper tools to fix anything that might happen with our (then) original engine. Tow insurance is a great investment.

We also carry a spotlight. It's good for illuminating your sail for visibility and also to shine in front of you to see debris before you hit it.

There's plenty of other safety gear you could carry. I don't know what your threshold for "overkill" is. I tend to think that anything that keeps me safe or highly visible isn't overkill.

Donna


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