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Old 11-12-2020, 04:07 PM
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Default Safety gear: Something we never dream of using

So, good valid points are being started in the boat that flipped thread. Purpose of this thread is an open mic to suggest, say what works for you, talk about advantages of each type of equipment, etc. Obviously if your carrying safety gear, even a bandaid, your thinking ahead of most. Let’s not bash people for not having everything. At the end of the day, anyone of us maybe rescuing anyone on here.

My personal package: (inshore, nearshore)
-Ditch bag with epirb and handheld w/DSC GPS
-contents: 4 bottles water, flares x8, medical kit, RX muscle relaxers and pain pills, dental floss and sewing needle, whistles, mirrors, chap stick, sea sick drugs, ponchos, fishing line with small hooks, paracord.


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On any boat I got out on, I have a ditch bag that includes the following:
PLB
Handheld VHF
Flares/gun
Whistle
Night Strobe
Inflatable PFD
Signal Mirror

On my Boat, everything is duplicated from the ditch bag and then some:
VHF with DSC and MMSI registered, EPIRB, Type I PFD's, handheld flares, flare gun, smoke flare, night strobes, glow sticks, signal mirror, a pelican case full of tools/resources, flashlights, first aid kit, trauma kit, hook cutters, duplicate fire extinguishers and duplicate bilge pumps on seperated circuits
Two items I've recently gotten that I'm thrilled with are the Fell Marine MOB+ Wireless Killswitch and the Throwraft Type IV PFD.
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#1 Charter guys/ clients of charter boats: Look for UPV examination decals. Although it is not comprehensive (doesn’t require EPIRBS or other beacon/location devices), there is no reason a charter boat shouldn’t have one of these. It is a free check that ensures the bare minimum USCG requirements for safety is met. It should be done yearly and is a good thing to let your items see the light of day.



#2 Safety gear bags: Include EPIRB, Type 1’s for everyone onboard with lights, handheld VHF, first aid kit, water, flares (rocket parachutes and handheld),and an SOS flag. First thing assessable is throwable ring. I consolidated my gear from smaller bags to two safety gear bags for ease of deployment. As always: clean, organized and ready.


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I believe every boat going offshore should have a raft and a ditch bag with a hand held VHF and and EPIRB. I have always had both on my boat for the last 20+ years.
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Keep em coming. All great information. I’ll add, a registered MMSI is something that’s silly to not have done. It’s literally Free
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Originally Posted by Wickedfisha View Post
Keep em coming. All great information. I’ll add, a registered MMSI is something that’s silly to not have done. It’s literally Free
I truly believe redundancy is the name of the game. Two VHF's, two GPS units, two bilge pumps, two motors, two fire extinguishers... even my manual shutoffs of thru - hull fittings have a wooden bungs nearby with a leader attached to it.
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3 things on the off season list. PLB, remote kill switch, back up bilge. All should easily cost less then $1000.
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I also have a DC plug in crash pump (4,000 gph), plugs into my electric reel receptacle with a 2" swimming pool type soft roll up hose to go overboard.
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Question about ditch bags

do guys secure them in the boat by means of strapping into place, latching them to the boat, or in a storage space?

Or are they sitting freely on the floor of the boat so they will fall out of the boat in the event of capsizing?

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One of the simplest thing you can do.

Float plan and tell somebody about it.
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Originally Posted by Codycat View Post
Question about ditch bags

do guys secure them in the boat by means of strapping into place, latching them to the boat, or in a storage space?

Or are they sitting freely on the floor of the boat so they will fall out of the boat in the event of capsizing?
I do not secure it to anything, only because 1) Easy access 2) I'll take mine on other boats and 3) I keep it in the helm area under way at night.

During the day it's in the cabin with the rest of the gear, but not secured to anything.
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I am new to offshore fishing but not new to boating. This is what I carry in my Regulator 28fs

-all req'd uscg (flares, etc) equipment including 3 fire extinguishers
-6 inflatable offshore pfds
-6 standard offshore pfds
-strobes/whistles/signal mirrors for each
-6 person offshore liferaft
-2 hardmounted mmsi vhf radios
-handheld mmsi vhf radio
-plb
-epirb mounted to the side of the radio box
-bilge pump that can be alligator clipped to the batteries
-radar
-radar reflector
-vac sealed battery jump box
-flashlights and spare batteries
-paper charts
-ditchbag with a 'serious' (ie could perform minor surgery) first aid kit
-toolkit

I plan on adding a MOB kill switch this off season.

I may be forgetting a couple other items. Not saying this is complete but this is what I currently carry. Would appreciate suggestions on where to store the raft while underway as it currently stays in the center console.

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Originally Posted by BigHeelfan View Post
I am new to offshore fishing but not new to boating. This is what I carry in my Regulator 28fs

-all req'd uscg (flares, etc) equipment including 3 fire extinguishers
-6 inflatable offshore pfds
-6 standard offshore pfds
-strobes/whistles/signal mirrors for each
-6 person offshore liferaft
-2 hardmounted mmsi vhf radios
-handheld mmsi vhf radio
-plb
-epirb mounted to the side of the radio box
-bilge pump that can be alligator clipped to the batteries
-radar
-radar reflector
-vac sealed battery jump box
-flashlights and spare batteries
-paper charts
-ditchbag with a 'serious' (ie could perform minor surgery) first aid kit

I plan on adding a MOB kill switch this off season.

I may be forgetting a couple other items. Not saying this is complete but this is what I currently carry. Would appreciate suggestions on where to store the raft while underway as it currently stays in the center console.
May not be pretty but an auto deploy on the top of the t-top would be my choice
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Add a boat buddy to the list too.
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Originally Posted by aftergolf View Post
I also have a DC plug in crash pump (4,000 gph), plugs into my electric reel receptacle with a 2" swimming pool type soft roll up hose to go overboard.

Where could I purchase this setup?
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Originally Posted by Finfever21 View Post
Where could I purchase this setup?
there was a thread on this a couple of months ago. a number of professional morons on here laughed at the title of the thread, forgetting that the message of the thread was vastly more important. i'll see if i can find it.

edited: here is the thread. This may one day save your life.

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Aftergolf, is your crash pump submersible, or does it have a pick-up hose?
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Put together myself and keep it in a 5 gallon bucket in the bilge. Mine is submersible just like a regular bilge pump.
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We have everything listed above and a Defibrillator in a Pelican Air case. Cardiac arrest offshore is a death sentence without it.
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If you boat alone, some brand/type of wireless kill switch.
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