What Should You Bring On Your Boat?
Author: Mr Boats Date Posted: 10 September 2021
So, you’ve purchased your first boat — that’s awesome! For newfound boating enthusiasts, there is nothing more exciting than getting your rig ready to take you out on the water for a spot of fishing, wakeboarding, water skiing — whatever takes your interest!
However, it’s important to make sure you have essential tools, equipment and accessories on your boat. This can help you keep your boat running smoothly, even when you’re out on the water, and ensure you have a great day out.
So, what tools, equipment and accessories should you have on your boat to get the most out of this exciting hobby?
There are a range of boat essentials you should always have onboard whenever you go out on your boat.
1. Emergency Items
Boating is always a thrilling adventure, and like all adventures, it comes with certain dangers. But these dangers can be minimised and even alleviated by having some essentials with you in case of an emergency. For example, you should always have a high-powered flashlight, wrench, screwdriver and duct tape with you on-deck and on-hand in case of an emergency.
2. Anchor & Rope
Many people opt to leave the anchor and rope behind when heading out on the water, but they are actually important to the safety of you and your crew. Why? Because if you run into trouble, an anchor and rope can keep you in the same position, making it easier for rescuers to find you and bring you back to shore. So, don’t ever overlook your trusty anchor and rope — there are countless stories of them coming in handy for savvy boaters.
3. Extra Line
You never know when you might need to tie your boat down in rough weather or to a pier that lacks any line of its own. You don’t want to leave your boat at Mother Nature’s mercy when you could have simply tied it down with some extra line of your own!
4. Safety Essentials
Safety is paramount when out boating, and there are safety items you should always take with you out on the water.
5. First Aid Kit
Of course a first aid kit should be the first thing that goes on your boat! And why not? They come with all the essentials to help someone if they have been injured out on the boat. Your kit should have everything from bandages to wraps, tweezers, eye dressings and more, making this kit essential boat equipment.
6. Emergency Kits
Emergency kits are required on all Australian boats. However, what your emergency kit consists of will depend on your state’s requirements, your boat and where you are boating.
For instance, in Victoria your kit always needs to include life jackets for everyone onboard. Your kit may then also need a fire extinguisher, a bucket with a lanyard, lifebuoy, waterproof buoyant torch, bilge pumping station and a bailer. Make sure you check exactly what you need to be carrying before you head out.
Because boating is fun — we just had to get the important stuff out of the way first! If you’re wanting to have a good time out on the water, here are our top recommendations of what to bring.
Tubing is a serious amount of fun whether you’re into boating or not. Kids and adults alike love this adrenaline-pumping activity, and it really makes for a great day out on the water.
2. Fishing Gear
Perhaps this is the reason why you’re getting into boating, and why not? There are plenty of delicious and fascinating fish to be caught in Australia’s oceans and rivers. Be sure to pack your best fishing gear if you’re looking to hook your best catch yet!
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