Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. My name is Steve and i am the lucky owner of a John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. I built her over three years with the help of my father, father-in-law and two children. She was launched in August 2007 at Queen Anne's battery marina in the barbican area of Plymouth. This blog is a record of our voyages together around SW England.
Arwen has a YouTube channel of her own. Search "plymouthwelshboy".

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

What goes in your dinghy grab bag?

I am never sure about what to put in a grab bag for a day sail or for extended coastal hop sailing. So here we go. This is my first effort. If you think I have too much, too little, inappropriate stuff......missing something vital, then do get in touch via the comment box. 

Now be kind. I have been laid up in bed for two days with a somewhat virulent sickness bug!


Grab bag contents
Spare glasses
Spare vhf
Spare batteries
Bottles of water
First aid kit
Thermal blankets
Sea sick tablets
Chocolate bars
Radio licence
Powerboat licence
Money and credit cards
Spare knife
Some light sticks
Gorilla tape roll
Head torch and spare batteries
Signalling mirror

Longer than an inshore/ rivers day cruise
Fire kit including waterproof matches, cotton wool balls, petroleum jelly 
Power monkey recharger kit
Sunblock and lip salve 
Snorkel mask
Boil in a bag ration pack
10m braided thin line hank
Beanie hat
Waterproof gloves
Liquid soap
Long burn candle
Spare change of clothes

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