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Old 05-09-2009, 09:11   #1
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Safety Items

Hi Everyone,

Hypothetically, if I were to splash tomorrow and do a few day transit along the coast to another marina, what safety items are required, necessary, and nice to have? I'd like to have an idea of what I need to get now and what can wait. Limited budget and all. I tried the coast guard site, but they don't directly address my question.

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This website will get you started by telling you the minimum requirements.

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Optional safety equipment might be an EPIRB and a raft. There is plenty more optional equipment.
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USCG required equipment:

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ISAF (racing) required and recommended equipment (pretty big file)- for your purposes I would look at the items required for Class MO (monohull) 3 (near shore)

http://www.bethandevans.com/pdf/OSR2008.pdf
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