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Old 19-02-2015, 08:49   #16
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Re: What do we need?

start with water (drinking) and food (eating)
then the rest of all the stuff afore mentioned
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Old 19-02-2015, 08:57   #17
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start with water (drinking) and food (eating)
then the rest of all the stuff afore mentioned
And toilet paper. Toothbrush and paste. Hand and dish soap. Towels. Clothing for the weather you are anticipating.

Really, sit down and think about this yourself. What do you need in your everyday life. Make a list.
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Old 19-02-2015, 09:08   #18
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Re: What do we need?

Since you are headed to Mexico have you read the threads on the TIP needed on entry?


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Old 19-02-2015, 09:43   #19
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All the other stuff plus...

Plastic ziploc bags of various sizes to keep dry stuff dry - such as paper towel, toilet paper, etc.

Garbage bags to store paper charts in when not in use.

A couple of wool watch caps. Even in the tropics it can be cold on the night watch with the wind blowing.

An accurate chronometer, a cheap sextant, HO 249, and Mary Blewett's "Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen" - you can easily learn at least to take a noon sight even if all the electric stuff goes tits up.

Some general sailing/piloting books - the wise sailor is always trying to improve his/her skills. For example, Dutton's Navigation and Piloting.

I STRONGLY suggest you include - and read- the Pardeys' HEAVY WEATHER SAILING - FOR SURE!!!!!!! If the weather goes south, the Pardeys' book can save you. Read their suggestions for equipment for dealing with huge storms and include same in your gear. You will feel more comfortable knowing how much people and boats can take.

It is very wise to MAKE A PLAN for bad weather in advance, knowing that the forecasters don't always get it right.

Some good fun, non-serious reading material for the lovely days when the autopilot is steering you on a nice broad reach, the sun is shining, and the day is everything you had hoped for!



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Old 19-02-2015, 10:18   #20
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Food...

Seriously, some heat and eat meals made up ahead of time. Some snacks.

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I'm a big fan of Cliff Bars, or the brand of your choice, and Mountain House freeze dry food for emergencies.
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Old 19-02-2015, 10:26   #21
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Tools, tools, tools, and appropriate manuals.

EPIRB is the most crucial item for any boat today.

I assume that you have all the Coast Guard mandated safety equipment.

A liferaft never hurts.
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Re: What do we need?

I would look to your health aboard first,
Medications and back ups if they get wet. Neosporin and peroxide for the inevitable "boat bites". Make sure your tetanus and other inoculations are current. Nausea medication, bandages, eye wash, antibiotics etc. The boats no good if you're no good.
Atomic tape to patch leaks in hoses or even the packing gland, jb weld to patch metal issues, zip ties and of course duct tape. Seizing wire and lots of hose clamps. I used to carry Sea-Poxy and plywood pieces in case I was holed and had to do an underwater hull patch.
I carry bolt cutters in case the rig needs to be cut away and thank God I've never needed them. A hack saw, vice grips and a couple C clamps have helped me immensely. Siphon hose with a bulb has been used to by-pass the non functioning fuel system. The list is endless but I would prioritize by your health, the health of your liquid systems ( water, fuel and oil), your electrical (fuses, tester, wire, charging system), rigging and tools.
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Re: What do we need?

Wow, more great stuff...A few things I had never thought of as well...Man, I need an 18 wheeler to get all this stuff to the boat! I have a few months yet...so I think it'll be ok.
Thanks again everybody!!!
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must have a mexican fishing licenses if you have any [ANY] hooks, etc. Only 40 usa bucks. and each person on board.
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