Spend some time searching CF for subjects like anchors, tenders and outboards, and provisioning
. While most folks agree good ground tackle is a must there is no agreement on the specifics. Same goes for choosing a big heavy tender
to plane when overloaded or a small light inflatable
that is easier to get up on the davits
and secure on a passage
. Some folks like the ability to store lots of fresh food
while others are able to eat canned food
weeks and months on end.
There is no right or wrong answer to many choices, just personal choices. As an example I have several extra sets of mask, fins, snorkel sets as well as weight belts for guests to skin dive and spear fishing
stuff too. Also have a twin hose hookah for more experienced divers. Along with fishing gear
including gaff, net, and fish cleaning gear
. Of course many folks never get in the water
and never fish
so these are not something they would require.
I also have two ready to drop anchors, Manson and Bruce; as well as three other spare anchors. Not to mention reasonable ground tackle for my inflatable
. Also have a ladder for the inflatable as it is non trivial for some folks to get in an inflatable if they fall in the water
; and to some extent the same goes for getting on the sugar scoop of a cat.
My first purchase
for my boat was a couple of hand held VHFs (I got some Icoms that you can drop in the water and they float and blink). When out in the inflatable or ashore for supplies it is nice to keep in touch.