05-23-2008, 04:59 PM #1
- Join Date
- May 2008
What are your general carry alongs?
Just curious what you guys always make sure to carry with you.
Outside of the required things like fire extinguisher, whistle, plugs, tools etc.
Have a few sections of rope. 2 - 4 ft pieces for attaching to 2 bumpers. 2 10ft pieces for mooring lines, I have 2 small anchors for beaching one on a 30ft line one on a 15ft line. Though don't plan on carrying those all the time.
Important papers, (boaters lic, insurance, registration, etc)
couple small dry towels, sun screen, extra ziplocks for wallet and phone and such).
05-23-2008, 05:38 PM #2
Personal Gear Equipment Check List
(Water Rescue) Personal gear can be dependent upon seasonal weather conditions and the elements. Remember that your gear has a lifespan, there is a time to properly dispose of any contaminated gear or worn our equipment. Keep records of hours of use on all personal gear. Listed below you will find miscellaneous items, add to this outline depending upon your deployment situation
Wetsuit (list thickness by mil description)
Foot protection (type)
Gloves full finger : Half: Dry:
Helmet (type and color)
USCG approved lifejacket/lanyard attached to left side
Eye protection (type)
Eye protection: Goggles: Sunglasses: Prescription:
Swimsuit, neoprene shorts
Rescue knife (sheat attachment point)
Radio chest harness bag
Waterproof radio bag
Waterproof flashlight (helmet mount-spare batteries)
Compass (handheld or fix mounted on craft)
USCG approved float coat
USCG approved inflatable PFD
Spark plugs (protected in package)
Starting fluid/contact cleaner
Tool kit (pliers, spark plug tools, screwdrivers, etc.)
Intake clearing Tools (long blade knife, pulling tool, small hammer, long blade screwdriver, bent nose needle pliers
Duct tape/tie wire
Zip ties (various sizes and strength)
Boat cover (stowed or stored)
Spare lanyard (emergency lanyard pre attached)
Tow line (one pre attached, one secondary with quick release h/w)
Rescue tube (stow shoulder strap)
Rescue knife attached to exterior of craft near helm in sheath
Bow strap attached
Picket or anchor with line
Flare kit (handheld or gun)
Glo sticks (4 green, 2 red, 1 blue, 1 white)
Misc: spare parts (plugs, hose clamps)
First aid kit (stored in waterproof container)
CPR pocket face mask
Sam Splint or similar
Small trauma kit (pelican briefcase)
COMMUNICATIONS (backup check)
Waterproof radio (battery check)
Fog horn (refillable canister)
Flare gun kit/hand held (code check)
Waterproof flashlights (battery check)
Emergency contact #'s and call signs
Waterproof writing pad/pencil
Identification on your person
3 small handheld flares on your person
small handheld mirror on your person
05-23-2008, 07:15 PM #3
i never ride in the real cold,always ride with a couple of other dudes.have the regular safety stuff with my ski...and bring the most important thing...A hot blonde waiting on the beach for me!!!
05-24-2008, 02:42 AM #4
Depends on fresh water or salt water. However, I always carry a boat tow line/rope with quick connect hooks.
05-24-2008, 07:38 AM #5
I write phone numbers on a piece a paper, in pencil because ink can run, then using clear packing tape tape it into the glove compartment.
I have been thinking about getting an etched plate and gluing it in.
For I id license, insurace card, 1 credit card and usually about $50 in cash
electronics cell phone and gps
safety extra life jacket, tow rope, sunscreen, whistle (tho thinking about a horn) pain reliever and avery small first aid kit
for long rides clothes light weight long sleeve shirt, hat, pants these get rolled up
tools pliers cutters and adjustable wrenches and the seadoo tool kit.
on the tow rope no metal connectors. if one should let go they become a projectile.
05-24-2008, 06:13 PM #6
During the summer, where I ride it's 110+ degrees outside. My dad and I carry 2 bottles of water in each ski. My dad and I carry Yaesu VX-6 and VX-7 radios. Tow rope and money is always important. I always wear my GPS when we ride.
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