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Old 27-08-2018, 22:25   #1
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Australian Sailboat Safety Gear

Australian Sailboat Safety Gear

I'm setting up my Spacesailer 20, a 6.2m sailboat, with the required safety equipment and need to know what I have to have to be compliant.

I am setting up for 'offshore' compliance as I expect to do some minor offshore coastal sailing.

What do I need?

- PFDs (I Have)
- Anchor and chain (I Have)
- 4 Flares (2 Day & 2 Night)
- Fire Extinguisher (Size?, A-B-C Type?)
- V-Sheet (Best Source?)
- Safety Label (How do I determine the 'maximum number of people to be carried'? Is there an alternative to the table on the back of the Decal?)
- VHF/HF Radio

- Bilge Pump (Manual or Electric)

Where is a good source for these items? I have used BCF to buy some items, but their prices are not always the best.

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Old 27-08-2018, 23:01   #2
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Re: Australian Sailboat Safety Gear

In Australia, the required safety equipment is state legislated. Presumably your boat is registered in NSW, if so, here are their requirements -
Safety equipment requirements - Safety equipment - Safety & rules (Boating Handbook) - Maritime - Roads and Maritime Services

Whitworths are another major supplier of boating equipment.
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