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Nov 24, 2013 (3 years and 11 months ago)

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By Greg Flederman


Bluewater Sailing Club

Winter Seminar Series


“Preparing Your Boat to Go Offshore”

Checklists

Rigging & Sails

Navigation &
Routing

Electrics
& Electronics

Upgrades


Checklists



Systems Checklist


Delivery Checklist


Pre
-
departure Checklist


Post Departure Checklist


Systems

Checklist



Exterior


Bilge


Batteries


AC
power


Engines and G
enerators


Electronics


Navigation
lights


Interior
lights


Delivery Checklist


Hull


Sails & Rigging


Nav Lights & Shapes


Safety


Engine & Electrical


Tools


Charts & Navigation


Paperwork


Spares


Recommended Items

Rigging and
sails:


Rigging


Cruising rigs are
often neglected


Rig check by a recognized rigging specialist


Less work, peace of mind, insurance value.


Sails


Sails
inspected and repaired


Additional reefing points


Roller furling Genoa Luff pad


Tri sail and storm jib



Repair/replace
running rigging as needed

Navigation and Routing

Navigation


Basic navigation
including finding and
plotting position,
maintaining a log , basic
dead reckoning plot.


Paper charts for entire area of cruise including Charts for
safe harbors
along
the route.


Maintain library of navigational books including Bowditch,
Reeds
Almanac
, and others pertaining to cruising grounds.


Celestial navigation


Routing


Weather windows


Commander's
weather


Seasonal considerations

Electrics and Electronics

Electrics


Supply
-

Wind
, solar, generator, engine
alternator


Storage
-

Battery banks, Chargers and Inverters


Demand
-

Decrease
usage
-
LED's
, dimmers, and
foot pumps


Electronics


GPS
, DSC
VHF
-
radio
, AIS and Radar


EPIRB's
, PLB'S and MSLD's

DSC enabled VHF radio

Stand alone DSC radio
with dedicated GPS

DSC radio with GPS
data input from
Chartplotter


AIS


Automated Information System

Standalone installation

Radar



No real breakthroughs that affect offshore sailing.


High definition and broadband radar.

EPIRB’s



Electronic position indicating radio beacon


Now include GPS connectivity and or integration

PLB’s

Personal Locator Beacons


Three main types
-

EPIRB, EPIRB
with GPS, GPS


Spot
-

406
MHZ with GPS and
G
lobalstar

messaging,
SAR
by company


ACR mini B
-
121.5 MHZ and 406 MHZ, non
GPS,
SAR by USCG/AMVER


McMurdo
-

121.5 MHZ and 406
MHZ, GPS,
AMVER SAR


ACR
Aqualink

-

121.5 MHZ and 406 MHZ and 406
link, with I'm OK and
Aquaview

LED test
function, AMVER SAR


MSLD’s

Marine Survivor Location Devices



SeaMarshall

-

base
unit and PLB, extensive commercial
use


Mobilert

-

transmitter
activated by
water,
generates GPS
tag


Firstlight

Mermaid
ID
-

base
, thru hull and ID
-
pods, water
activated, generates
GPS tag


Emerald marine alert 2
-

As
above with
optional R.D.F
kit


Raymarine

Lifetag

-

tag
activated by distance, sounds
Seatalk

alarm, records
position and
creates mob target on
all
Seatalk

devices,
lowers
range on
chartplotters

and
radars to
optimum
for MOB/SAR
, up two 16 tags
per
base
station.

Upgrades



Electrics


Electronics


Tankage


Water maker


Wind
vane


Life raft


Foul weather gear

By Greg Flederman


Bluewater Sailing Club

Winter Seminar Series


“Preparing Your Boat to Go Offshore”

References:


Books
-

The Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat
-

John Vigor

Offshore Sailing
-

Bill Seifert

The Voyagers Handbook
-

Beth A. Leonard


Websites

Electronics
-

www.panbo.com,

www.acrelectronics.com
,
www.raymarine.com, vespermarine.com

Products and pricing
-

www.westmarine.com