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    Default Rigging new boat

    I'm rigging the new boat and would like to make sure I'm not forgetting anything, this is what I'm already working on:

    - electronics
    Radar
    Chartplotter w/ depth sounder
    Fishfinder from old boat (want a separate unit from plotter)
    8 foot whip antenna on pivot mount
    VHF radio
    NOAA/shortwave radio
    Lewmar windlass
    GPIRB on immersion release mount

    - safety
    life vests
    throwable flotation w/ attached lines
    flares
    emergency food/water/clothing
    survival suits
    ditch bag (signaling, firestarter, etc)

    - other
    dingy (inflatable or rigid, havent decided)
    swing arm davit (for dingy on roof and for shrimp/crab pots)
    electric pot puller

    I'm also thinking of having a fuel bladder onboard for extra if we want to make a long-distance trip. (boat tank is 110 gal)


    Anything I'm missing?
    2696 Sea Raider Pilothouse
    "Dominion"

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    Default More Stuff!

    Here is a list of what I carry beyond what is on your list:

    Charts
    Manual Bilge pump
    Backup GPS
    Personal Epirb
    Downriggers
    Insurance documentation
    Life vests
    Blower for filing raft
    2ea ratchet straps with loops
    Metric sockets and wrenches
    Proof of ownership, registration
    Fishing tackle boxes
    Fishing poles, harpoon
    Coastal life raft
    Generator
    BBQ & lines for propane
    Anchor ring and rope
    Trailer Tie down straps
    Tent
    Mr. Funnel fuel filter
    Boat and trailer registrations
    Halibut weights
    Pots, pans, rope, cutting board, knives, etc.
    Boat toolbox
    Raingear
    Log Book
    Gaff
    Roll up mat for sleeping on floor
    anchor buoys (2)

    Of course, this is the reason why we have our boat name...
    2009 Seawolf 31'
    www.seawolfmarine.com
    Fully Loaded

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    Only a 110 gallon tank, really? What are you pushing her with. Fuel below deck is king IMO.

    Jim included a pretty comprehensive list. I would add, butter and lots of it. Love those shrimp!
    Spending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time.

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    Thats a good list, I'll add

    Laminated Charts (already have)
    Manual Bilge pump
    Backup GPS (have)
    Downriggers (have)
    Insurance documentation
    Blower for filing raft
    2ea ratchet straps with loops
    Metric sockets and wrenches (great idea!, SAE tools too)
    Proof of ownership, boat/trailer registration (have)
    Coastal life raft (have to think about)
    Generator
    Anchor ring and rope
    Trailer Tie down straps (have)
    Mr. Funnel fuel filter (great idea)
    Raingear
    Log Book
    Gaff (have)
    Roll up mat for sleeping on floor
    anchor buoys (2)
    And binoculars

    And of course all my fishing gear, nets, rope, etc, about 100 lbs worth.

    The motor is a Suzuki 250, boat dry weight is 4480 lbs. Maybe I could put in an aux aluminum tank below decks somewhere.



    I've given serious thought to removing the sidewall paint/vinyl, every boat I've seen that gets used regularly with that on it starts to look like crud quickly. It scratches too easily - not a fan of paint on boats.
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    Default Instead of Laminating

    the charts Eagle Enterprises has a product that you wipe on the chart wet, let it dry and it waterproofs the paper PLUS it reinforces the fibers so there is no more wear from folding them.
    GREAT stuff. I have it at home and will post the name tonight.

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    Don't forget to paint the X on the bottom of your boat!

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    I had 6 LED cluster light in the cabin. Pretty nice for seeing while cooking getting cots out to sleep and what not.

    Mr. Buddy heater, take the chill off nicely before bed and while getting dressed in the morning.

    Spot light for pulling into a cove late at night, only used once but was handy-make to keep charged.

    LED anchor light, I installed the port, made my own 100 LED bulb light, never used it, tested it out but never let it run all night. After the test run, never pulled it out but clean the boat and put back in place. I think it is required to have though.

    Always have at least a .410 shotgun on board. For big fish and defence in case of a run in with greenies, or thieves!

    This thread got me thinking of buying a boat!! Man I thought I wouldn't get bit by the boat bug for awhile. I guess that is why I have not visited this forum much!

    Have fun with the new boat.

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    You didn`t say where you were launching---if Prince William Sound, I`d get a copy of the Cruising Guide to PWS.

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    Good point about the heater, I forgot to put on the list the Proheat A4 diesel heater, its about 2/3 the cost of a Espar. And I'm putting in a Wallace stove.

    I'm putting in a swing away mini-galley that'll fold against the rear bulkhead. The mini-galley will have the stove and a sink on flexible hoses.

    The galley will almost always be folded out, unless I need the port side seat for an additional guest.

    Heh, and I got a copy of the Cruising Guide for xmas I'll be bringing along.
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