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Old 19-08-2011, 17:19   #31
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Re: The Most Important Item

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Greatest peace of mind?
My ground tackle. A made-in-Canada Rocna backed up by 100 meters of chain.

Aye, all chain rode is the go!

How much do you put out, say in 6 metres of water to sleep well?
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Old 19-08-2011, 17:22   #32
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If I had to choose between a trustworthy anchor and a trustworthy rig, I'd take the rig everytime.

Keeping the rig up and the water out are the foremost important issues. You can always 'get by' with multiple unsavory rodes and anchors, but If the rig goes it's game over.
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Old 19-08-2011, 17:23   #33
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EPIRB
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Old 19-08-2011, 18:37   #34
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Re: The Most Important Item

I really don't see how an anchor is considered a safety device. It seems like something that is used regardless of the situation shouldn't be considered a safety device.

Fire extinguishers are only used for fires
Epirb's are (should) only used for true rescue needs
http://www.defender.com/category.jsp?path=-1&id=135


I like my inflatable PFD. If I ever really need that, I hope it works.

For me, post #2 probably overall nails it.
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Old 19-08-2011, 18:42   #35
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Aye, all chain rode is the go!

How much do you put out, say in 6 metres of water to sleep well?
I sleep pretty good at 5-1 scope on chain. I'll sometimes go as high as 7-1 if things are looking nasty.
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The question was, "the one piece of safety equipment".If I had a gps I wouldn't be lost in the first place.When the mast has gone over the side,the radio would be useless.The EPIRB is it,go buy one,not one of those silly spot things either.
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Well in that case.., I'd have to say my tether and jacklines are the most used and most appreciated "active" safety device to date.
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Re: The Most Important Item

A cool head.
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Is a bucket considered 'cool'?
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Is a bucket considered 'cool'?
just remember that a square bucket bails better than a round one.
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Old 19-08-2011, 19:24   #41
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an ol clorox bottle sawed into a bailer
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Old 19-08-2011, 19:32   #42
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an ol clorox bottle sawed into a bailer
Oh yes, and that doubles as a pee bottle (very important safety device, just read the singlehanders lost threads). Dual purpose
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