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    Default What to put in my Grab Bag

    I've just bought a "posh" Grab Bag which has made me think of getting a bit more organised. I am going to put in:

    water
    seasick tablets
    handheld GPS and spare batteries
    handheld VHF
    small compass
    EPIRB (PLB type)
    flares
    a few euros

    ...getting a bit full now but anything else I should have?

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    Default Re: What to put in my Grab Bag

    spare specs
    copies of driving licence and boat certificates, insurance,
    crew-specific medecines
    spare car keys, house keys
    Credit and debit card details, and contact numbers
    Waterproof paper and pen
    Pack of cards
    Heliograph
    Small folding kite
    Waterproof matches or storm gas Clicky
    Bottle of fluorescent dye
    Text and picture phone numbers for BBC, ITV, etc news programmes
    I think, therefore I am. I am, therefore I sail.

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    Default Re: What to put in my Grab Bag

    We'll be down in EB next week....come and have a peep in mine!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: What to put in my Grab Bag

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    We'll be down in EB next week....come and have a peep in mine!!!!!!!!


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    ohhhhhh! is that with the new boat?? [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: What to put in my Grab Bag

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    We'll be down in EB next week....come and have a peep in mine!!!!!!!!


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    ohhhhhh! is that with the new boat?? [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    http://www.ybw.com/forums/showflat.p...page/0#1801028

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    Default Re: What to put in my Grab Bag

    That's a really good list, thanks! What's a heligraph and I assume the kite has some serious function but I can't think what it is.

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    Default Re: What to put in my Grab Bag

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    We'll be down in EB next week....come and have a peep in mine!!!!!!!!


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    ohhhhhh! is that with the new boat?? [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    http://www.ybw.com/forums/showflat.p...page/0#1801028

    [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    That's a great looking boat. The folding arch looks really neat. Loads of fun guarenteed!

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    Default Re: What to put in my Grab Bag

    it's smart sort of mirror, usually with hole in it for aiming at the target.
    Lots of info here
    http://myweb.cableone.net/kd7aoi/homebrew.htm

    I'm serious about a two-cord baby kite; increased visibility, the potential to make progress across the water; an encouragement for the crew to undertake a positive contribution to safety, fishing away from the liferaft, etc. If you use a mylar / aluminium tail, the radar profile is improved, too.
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    Default Re: What to put in my Grab Bag

    Thanks, I was well impressed by the DIY description by the author

    Author's signaling mirror made from 3"x4"x3/16" plate glass from which a 1/4" spot was scratched from the silvering on its reverse. I found center by drawing lines from diagonals, and used punched out plastic for drawing circle. Scribe was tip of very sharp paring knife. You may want to duct-tape edges and back. Signaling done by casting shadow spot on finger nail aligned with target. Note that reflected image at 20 yards or so is round, not the shape of the mirror!

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    Default Re: What to put in my Grab Bag

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    What's a heligraph

    [/ QUOTE ]A function performed quite adequately by a discarded CD.....

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