To add a few things, especially as it's your first boat, so you won't likely have some of these items around:
*** First: A bottle (well 3+) of champagne to christen her with. Hooray!!!! ***
- Ship's liquor cabinet: A bottle of Rum
, & other Spirits. Plus a few of Wine, & case of beer
(always onboard)... for "medicinal purposes". -> By Law.
- A Toolbox, plus Tools for the boat (which remain onboard). Say $300 - $500 to start
- Toolbox for, & including: Spare fasteners, small tubes of bedding compounds, epoxies, hooks, fixtures, light bulbs, sandpaper, shim stock, pieces of wood & plywood
, G10, pieces of rubber sheet (AKA mobile "junk drawer").
- Packing, plus a packing puller.
- Spare Engine Oil
& Fluids. Ditto on hoses, & or a patch kit for same.
- Basic Engine
spares: Impeller, filters... Your manual, plus common sense will guide you.
- Damage control kit. Especially including soft wood plugs for alll of your through hulls, twice over.
- Binder(s) for all of your shipboard equipment manuals
. Plus notebooks, notebook paper, etc.
- Ship's log
- Navigattion kit/tools. So that you can use those paper charts
: Compasses, Protractor, Rolling Ruller, Parallel Rulers, Triangle, Starfinder. Pens, Pencils, Highlighters...
- Navigational Publications: Rules of the Road, Light Lists, various books
which accompany charts/chart kits
- Binoculars, Hand Bearing Compass
, Flashlights, Sound Signals, Flags
- Spare/replacement Running Rigging
: A couple of halyards, spare set of sheets
, some spare blocks & shackles, 100'+ of smaller diameter lines (10mm & under). One or more Long warps/spare anchor
rodes (100m of 12mm or larger diameter). Thimbles, nicopresses, other rigging
- Extra Foulies & Warm Clothes for company
- Pots, Pans, Utensils & Galley Gear
. Also; Plates, Bowls, Cups/Mugs, Napkins, etc.
- Minimum Galley
Fitout: From tea, to snacks, plus 2+ weeks of canned/long term provisions to be permanently left aboard.
- Head/Bath fit out. Towels, Soaps, Tooth Brushes
, TP, etc.
- Basic linens, plus a couple of sleeping bags, minimum - as bedding, & to warm the hypothermic.
- Basic medical
kit (or intermediate to advanced, as training & budget
- A few novels, decks of cards, & board games.
, & a way to play it.
There's more, but it's time for me to go lights out. Basically, enough gear
for a weekend cruise
with a bit more comfort than camping. Plus the requisite safety
& navigational items. And some of the fun + creature comforts of home.
It seems like a lot, but then the boat is your 2nd home, but with more features & mandatory items for operation.
PS: It's just my $0.02, but a rigging & engine inspection
are definitely worth having done. They can save you Big headaches, & or dangerous situations, initially.
get your fuel
polished & your tanks
cleaned, first thing after getting her signed over to you. Before you go Anywhere