OK, this looks like the final addition to the list, since the hoopla has died out.
Buckets, cloth or rigid.
GPS- needed offshore
Someway of communication over long distance: Shortwave reciever, SSB
or satphone. Offshore
Dingy/liferaft unsinkable type with oars
or sheet to tiller.
manual or electric
Emergency steering devices- or enough flat plate and poles and fasteners to construct rudder
EPIRB/Spot (offshore only)
Harness and tether, life presevers. (per sailor)
First Aid Kit to include seasickness Rx.
Means of preparing food
lights to meet legal
Means of recharging batteries (personal choice)
Multimeter, spare wires and connectors
gear">Foul weather gear (per sailor)
Hand tools, including leatherman
Block and tackle can used as vang/ preventer/ hoisting tackle
Whisker pole which can be used as boat hook, etc.
5 gallon containers/or some way to store water
jerry cans if needed for stove, engine
Bosun's chair or some way to climb the mast
Swim ladder or rear step up
or goggles for checking hull
and prop, anchor
Additional sources of light: D-cell or oil
lamps or flashlights (3)
roller, cleat (or chain lock)
Hand bearing compass
Rules of the road book, logbook
, nav tables, cruising guides
, basic nav. gear
, including storm jib
, 3 reefed main, drifter
which acts as rain catcher, awning.
Sail and canvas
Splicing fids + marlinspike gear
for nations, comunnication(include Q)
Chain for anchors
Mechanism to retrieve and place anchor (windlass, gloves, etc)
Abandon ship bag??
and basic boat repair kit- personalized for boat
Some way to cut away the rigging
Optional Items: a must for some but not for others.
vs Sat phone
. Personal prefference.
(must for jerry cans)
High output alternator
panel/or honda generator
or wind generator
12 volt vacuum cleaner
Computer (must for C.F.er's)
Roller Furling Sails
Fully Battened main and Batt-cars.?
and crabbing gear
Crash kit for holed GRP
Sanitary items such as TP.
Sailing kit for dingy.