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Old 01-16-2018, 10:24 AM   #41
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Registration, insurance card,2 PFDs,running lites, flashlight, small anchor, 2 oars
2 ropes, portable VHF, 3 flares,sponge, spare kill switch, fire extinguisher, towel,
sun screen, whistle, handpump, water, tool kit, compass, air pump, lock and chain,
first aide kit, fuel line patch, 2 small clamps,knife.
This is a good list. anything missing?
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:37 AM   #42
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Don't forget to have a few litres of water - plastic soft drink bottles are good
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:38 AM   #43
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My RIB is clearly marked with T/T (tender too) so it carries no state registration.
Do I still need to carry a copy of the "origin"?
If you have a motor on it and it's in Florida then it must be registered.

If no motor, no registration is required.
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:35 PM   #44
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If you have a motor on it and it's in Florida then it must be registered.

If no motor, no registration is required.
I am a very bad boy. Apparently I am harboring an illegal tender.

I hate to think what Calif requires. LOL
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Old 01-16-2018, 01:43 PM   #45
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The answer is site dependent. In a protected anchorage you will need a lot less than if you are off on a 30 mile expedition. In our dinghy (10.5' 9.9 hp) we have a bag under the seat with two life jackets, registration, a spare lanyard. We have a claw anchor which neatly fits on the transom . it has 30 feet of line for use when bleaching the dinghy. We have 2 feet of chain and 100 feet of anchor line (1/8" dyneema stores easily and does not hold water, under the bow step.)

We always have two painters too any dinghy which breaks free and gets lost, only had one painter. . We do not carry lights unless we are going ashore in the evening. We find that dinghy lights stored in the cabin last longer and are more likely to work than lights stored in the dinghy.

We use a 3 gallon fuel tank and have a transom mounted filter with a clear bowl. Unless we are going over 20 miles we do not bother to take a second fuel tank . Likewise we only carry flares if we are out at night in remote areas. We have 20' "Kryptonite" security cable. but we only feel the need to lock the dinghy when we are south of GA. WE also carry a 6 foot push pole. Makes it easier to get off the beach in cold water, or any time you do not want to get wet.

We also have a permanently installed transom mount transducer so we can map out anchorages and creek entrances.
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so far
Registration, insurance card,2 PFDs,running lites, flashlight, small anchor, 2 oars
2 ropes, portable VHF, 3 flares,sponge, spare kill switch, fire extinguisher, towel,
sun screen, whistle, handpump, water, tool kit, compass, air pump, lock and chain,
first aide kit, fuel line patch, 2 small clamps,knife.
This is a good list. anything missing?
You're going to need a big dinghy to haul all that around.
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Old 01-16-2018, 05:23 PM   #47
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You're going to need a big dinghy to haul all that around.
Maybe a second OB for the what if's? Are we talking safety, regulatory or real life?
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Old 01-16-2018, 06:07 PM   #48
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An anchor is the single most important piece of safety equipment you can have in a small boat. Yes, even more important than a pfd, though both are big.

Crazy to not have an anchor. A dinghy anchor takes up almost no space and is dirt cheap.

Third would be a handheld vhf.
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Old 01-16-2018, 06:18 PM   #49
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We always carry a cheap Walmart danforth knockoff, but probably not enough rode. Maybe 20.
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Boats < 16Ft

Fire Extinguisher
One B-I type approved hand portable fire extinguisher. (Not required on outboard motorboats less than 26 ft in length if the construction of the motorboat is such that it does not permit the entrapment of explosive or flammable gases or vapors, and if fuel tanks are not permanently installed.)

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One approved Type I, II, III or V (must be worn) PFD for each person on board or being towed on water skis, tubes, etc.

Bell, Whistle:
Every vessel less than 65.6 ft. (20 meters) in length must carry an efficient sound producing device.

No need for fire extinguishers, no need for throwables.

We take our anchor and line with us if we plan on anchoring or going on a longer cruise. We take lights if we're not sure we're going to return before sunset. We don't take spare lines with us. I keep a long painter permanently tied to the bow. That works everywhere. I wouldn't get too bogged down with a bunch of crap you don't need, it's a dinghy.
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Some of you guys have your priorities wrong. Outside of the normal required stuff, and some oars, along with the appropriate amount of fuel -

At least ONE cutie to share the ride is necessary
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If it's a longer trip, you may want to bring two along.


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IF I packed all the suggested material, I would need to tow second RIB to hold it all.
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Really depends on what the purpose of the dinghy is in the first place. We thought of our big boat as kind of like the 747 that used to transport the space shuttle. We used (and still do) our 13' Whaler to explore far and wide, so carried all the heavy duty stuff outlined above. That includes both a bow and stern anchor for use at the beach. All of it has come in handy at one time or another, save the fire extinguisher and flares, which we'd never go out without regardless.

If I had a dinghy purely for going back and forth to the nearest shore, I'd have about a fifth of all that... but personally I would avoid having such a dinghy in the first place.
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