Abandon Ship Bag:http://www.equipped.org/abndonship.htm ”While it may come as a surprise to some, by now most people realize that the survival equipment stocked in most life rafts, even rafts designed to meet SOLAS requirements, is often inadequate, sometimes woefully so. In many cases not only is the selection and quantity a problem, but the quality of the equipment and supplies is also less than desirable ... ”
A Rescue Story /w Analysis: “Sailing to Hawaii...The First Attempt” http://www.equipped.com/0698rescue.htm ”After two years' fastidious preparations, he thought he was prepared. Arnold Rowe recounts the story of his ill-fated voyage to Hawaii, replete with equipment failures, medical problems and a helicopter rescue by the Coast Guard. Images from video clips of the rescue included! Doug Ritter analyzes what went right and what went wrong. Rowe's real life experience also validates some findings from the Marine Life Raft Tests.”
Gord May "If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"