I am looking at a Garmin
741 XS. I have a Raymarine
ST 1000 tiller pilot ( Have not used it yet.) I am a HAM so I have a Standard Horizon GX1200 VHF
and a kenwood 2meter 440. A small Zodiac
I can make 5 1/2 knots under motor
at 3/4 throttle and under sail she is sluggish in light winds but around 10 to 15 I can hold my own with the bigger boats, she is stiff and points well. The one thing is you do not keep your feet dry.
is a 2 stroke
5 HP mercury(with 50 hours) in a cockpit
well and a Nissan
5 hp four stroke on an outboard
mount on the stern. 18 gallons of fuel
. I need to figure out the water
amounts. I have propane stove
, solar panels
and 900 watt generator
. I am trying to decide if I should rent an EPIRB
or buy one. I need to get charts
and a copy of Steve Dodges guide. Lifelines
, tether ,vest
Boat US will cry if this one sinks the equipment
is worth 5 times the boat.
It sounds like over kill but it is like a gun, you buy them but pray you never need them but if you do you will not regret spending the money
. I figure most of this will transfer to any boat. If I missed anything please let me know. The one thing money
can't buy is experience.