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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:23 am 
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What safety gear should I have when going offshore? Epirb? VHF?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:53 am 
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chase boat is the best thing to bring

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:08 pm 
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yea.... How far off the coast do you mean with "Offshore".... on a getaway ?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:57 am 
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I never sail more than a few miles (3 at the very most) off the coast...I carry a leatherman, some rope a few spare parts..mostly pins and a couple small blocks, a cell phone in a waterproof case

but yeah....how far offshore are we talking about here?!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:33 am 
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Maybe just a few miles for fun. I just bought a set of submersible VHF's that float with GPS and distress. I haven't bought the boat yet, but how many foot seas can the getaway take?

Thanks, hopefully I can get the boat by next week.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:14 am 
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We take ours out in the open ocean, you get going fast enough you can jump the swells...i don't want to say how big you can go but we've only decided to not go out once...due to high winds...we've been out in some pretty heavy conditions..


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:25 pm 
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I sail on the Gulf of Mexico in Surfside, Texas with a group of other cat sailors. The group usually heads out in different directions so I make sure I have the following gear onboard with me.

1. VHF radio
2. Signal mirror on PFD
3. Whistle on PFD
4. Cell phone in Pelican Case stored in one of the coolers


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