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    What do you think of this price quote for this safety package?

    I need to get a few things for my new machine and the dealer I'm buying it from insists I'll need all this stuff;

    2 - 15' Dock Lines
    1 - 3-Way Safety Tie Down Trailer Strap
    1 - 5 B.C. Fire Extinguisher
    1 - Telescoping Paddle
    1 - 12 LBS Sandbag Anchor
    1 - 50' Anchor Line
    1- Watercraft Safety Kit
    - Bailer
    - Whistle
    - 15m Bouyant Heaving Line
    - Watertight Flashlight

    I'm pretty sure I need all of this stuff (including the trailer strap). The dealer quoted me $225+tax... What do you guys think of this price?


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    Have you shopped around for prices on the various pieces?

    www.royaldistributing.com

    Make sure the tie down straps are the ratcheting type, not cam lock buckles. Cam locks can work loose, especially after the straps get some wear on them.

    Often these 'kits' are bare minimum quality parts, so you may be better off selecting good stuff from several sources.

    The flashlight should be a water sealed LED type (no bulb to break), preferably one that floats, in a bright colour, with a lanyard.

    Some folks like sand bag anchors. I find they aren't very useful, and do not have much holding power. I carry a Stainless Steel folding grapnel anchor, but there are other types. Choose an anchor that will work in the places you expect to be using it - rocky bottoms are different than sand or mud bottoms.

    You may also need a bag or two to hold the stuff in place, and prevent it from bouncing around in your storage bin.

    Dock lines- I use both regular and the elastic Bungie type. That way, I can hold the hull off the dock edge using a third line to a cleat on the far side of the slip.

    The Bungie lines have some stretch built-in, so it doesn't yank on the hull when waves bounce against the PWC. I actually use several, depending on how the dock cleats are laid out.

    In the attached photo, all but one of the five dock lines are elastic. The PWC move with the waves, but never get near the dock, and never 'snatch' against the dock cleats.
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    2 - 15' Dock Lines ($25)
    1 - 3-Way Safety Tie Down Trailer Strap (17)
    1 - 5 B.C. Fire Extinguisher (15)
    1 - Telescoping Paddle (12)
    1 - 12 LBS Sandbag Anchor (2
    1 - 50' Anchor Line (Comes with anchor kit)

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    $97 total from ebay all brand new in box items

    I dont know why you need any of the crap below besides the whistle...
    1- Watercraft Safety Kit
    - Bailer
    - Whistle (3)
    - 15m Bouyant Heaving Line
    - Watertight Flashlight

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    Hah.. eBay... gotta love it...

    As for anchors, what would you reccomend if I'll be using it in a variety of different environments? Sand...rocks...clay... I'm sure I'll be taking it to many different places.

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    minimum 10lb danforth style .. have to make sure u dont have it in yuor compartment if you are jumping nay waves because it will smash the plastic bin. but ur machine will never touch sand or rockey sshore with that anchor!

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