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Postby PaulR » 05 Dec 2017, 22:44

So my daughter wants to know what I want for xmas, I told her to give me money but she thinks that is too boring so I have to give her a list to choose from.
What I am after from you guys is some ideas for stuff I will need for when I get the Honwave. She has given me a limit of £130. What items or item do you think would be good to get to make my boating experience better.
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Re: List of items other than boat and outboard

Postby chris moody » 05 Dec 2017, 22:47

Personal Flotation Device (life jacket or buoyancy aid)
VHF radio
Anchor
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Re: List of items other than boat and outboard

Postby Captain cod » 05 Dec 2017, 22:50

First thing I would be looking at is safety. Ie life jackets and vhf radio ect. If you already have this in place then go down the root of gps and fish finder if your into fishing. Or some warm waterproof clothing if you intend using it all year round

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Re: List of items other than boat and outboard

Postby Si Crowe » 06 Dec 2017, 08:14

SOD SAFETY!!! GET SUMMAT FUN! its a present! a knee board, fishing gear, camera, drone...
If it has t*ts, tyres or floats......it's gonna cost ya!
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Re: List of items other than boat and outboard

Postby Steve » 06 Dec 2017, 09:57

I had a VHF radio from secret Santa last year! That was almost exactly £130 too. :thumbsup

That kind of money would also buy a good life jacket with a little spare change for a dry bag, waterproof phone pouch, etc.

Really the list is endless, so your daughter will have Christmas and Birthdays all sewn up for the foreseeable future!

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Re: List of items other than boat and outboard

Postby Andy B » 06 Dec 2017, 10:12

Dry bags are always useful. A nice set of waders or an inflatable bow dodger.
A decent coat, warm waterproof gloves.

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Re: List of items other than boat and outboard

Postby kaman » 06 Dec 2017, 10:26

Lots of good suggestions there.
I'd go for a touch of safety - in the form of a hand held VHF around 100 quid.
Leaving 30 quid or so for a touch of Sib luxury in the form of an ensuite :mrgreen:

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Re: List of items other than boat and outboard

Postby PaulR » 06 Dec 2017, 11:17

kaman wrote:Leaving 30 quid or so for a touch of Sib luxury in the form of an ensuite

Thanks for the ideas.
For the first few months my boating experience will be limited to a max of a few hundred metres from the beach in sunny Bridlington until I gain some confidence in my own abilities and that of the sib and motor so I will not be getting the vhf radio until I start to venture a little further afield and even then I would prefer the company of other more experienced sibbers. I do like the idea of the dry bags, I think that will go on the list. The flotation devices are already sorted as are flares and anchor as you have to have them to use the launching facility at Brid. Suitable warm clothing is good idea so I think that will be on the list and looking at the price of decent clothing there wont be anything left after that.
I did wonder about a tiller extension as I will be one up in the sib quite alot of the time, are they useful?

Si Crowe wrote:SOD SAFETY!!! GET SUMMAT FUN! its a present! a knee board, fishing gear, camera, drone...
I agree with you Si something fun would be nice and a ringo of some type is on my wish list already. Maybe a nice birthday present for myself


Thanks again for the ideas, it did help.
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Re: List of items other than boat and outboard

Postby Martin » 06 Dec 2017, 12:50

Life jacket , a must !
vhf (go dsc from the start) - though £130 won’t cover that.
Andy’s clothing comment would get my vote, gloves & a hat for when the weather turns on you.
A tiller extension is great for the T38 but be very wary over which type you buy.. Roger & Pail B can explain that in erm, fine detail :lol:

Honwave seat bags are a great edition, honwave bow bags are a great expense for nothing short of a bow thong :thud

You could always get a force 4 voucher or similar and choose at a later date.
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Re: List of items other than boat and outboard

Postby DouglasW » 06 Dec 2017, 13:12

Kaman, I really like the ensuite suggestion, particularly as it is colour coordinated to the boat. :)

Paul in addition to roll top dry bags for spare clothes etc, might I suggest some mini Aquapacs for your phone money, credit card and car keys?

You can keep these important items on your person. One of my friends went for 10km along the Galloway coast and landed to explore a hill fort behind a great beach. He pulled the SIB well up above the last tide line but had underestimated how much higher the rising spring tides on the Solway rise each day. He came back to find no boat in sight. His phone car keys money and VHF were both safely aboard. He had to walk overland back to the car park. Once there he managed to borrow a mobile to phone the coastguard but he could not remember his wife's mobile number. He started to walk the 20 km back to his caravan and fortunately managed to hitch a lift nearly all the way. After his wife cooled down and he found his spare keys he had to phone for for a taxi to take him back to the car.

Meanwhile his SIB had been found out in the middle of a large bay and towed to a small harbour on the far side of the bay. He then had a long drive to retrieve the boat, fortunately the commercial fisherman who found it refused any payment.

I second Martin's warning about tiller extensions. If you sit facing forward you will usually use them with the left hand and if you are used to operating the throttle with your right hand, when sitting on the left tube, it is very, very easy to turn the throttle the wrong way. One of my friends had a very close call approaching a yacht. He opened the throttle full instead of shutting it off.

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