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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:20 am 
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Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:25 am
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Location: Massachusetts and New Hampshire - Squam Lake
I have put together a dry box with flares, orange flag, signal mirror, etc. Could also include a radio or other things depending on your situation. I was going to locate it in my front hatch in my TI, but I was thinking in the case of a capsize turned turtle, If I was solo and was injured or for some reason unable to right the boat, it would not be a good place for this. Opening the hatch would flood the hull.

Any thoughts in where you locate your safety equipment?

2015 Tandem Island
Massachusetts and Squam Lake New Hampshire USA

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:58 am 
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Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:14 pm
Posts: 3314
Location: South Florida
VHF radio, SPOT, whistle, knife (sharp, preferably a Leatherman so you have some tools immediately available) should all be on your life jacket, which you should be wearing. A first aid kit of some sort should be in a dry bag in the round hatch immediately in front of you. It should be secured there so it does not move around. Also, in that round hatch, should be a repair kit with parts for your Island.


2015 AI 2, 2014 Tandem

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex ... It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." A. Einstein

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:07 am 
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Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:58 am
Posts: 2839
Location: Forster, NSW, Australia
My dry bags (plural) are attached to the crossbar behind me (or behind and rear seat passenger on the rear deck).

My 3 drybags contain:-
1) Comprehensive safety gear, including first aid, torches, flares, hand compass etc etc
2) Ground tackle including Cooper anchor, sea anchor, 30M anchor line (plus another 10M permanently attached to the bow), 2M chain, shackles etc
3) Fire extinguisher (only when petrol outboard is carried).

On my person (if sailing offshore), VHF, PLB, knife, torch. Additional gear (strobe light, car keys etc) live in the hatch in a waterproof box under my knees

Tony Stott
2012 Tandem Island "SIC EM" with Hobie spinnaker

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:25 pm 
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Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:53 am
Posts: 287
Location: Sollentuna, Sweden, Europe
I call this a "grab bag" and also include a bottle of red wine... :D
A grab bag should have everything needed in an emergency situation.

best regards

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