Safety equipment on boats

posted Jan 21, 2021, 3:41 AM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Jan 21, 2021, 4:02 AM ]
If you are bringing your own boat on the Raid you must make sure you have all the safety equipment required by Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) - https://mast.tas.gov.au/safe-boating/safety-equipment/. The first few days of the Raid will be in waters classified by MAST as ‘Sheltered Waters’. North of Dover we will be in ‘Smooth Waters’ (https://mast.tas.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Operational-areas-December-2020.pdf). Please make sure you have everything required on vessels operating in Sheltered Waters (https://mast.tas.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/200348-MAST-Minimum-Safety-Equipment-Sticker_10-Aug.pdf). Before departure all boats will be inspected for safety including safety equipment. As well as the equipment on the MAST list all Raid boats must carry a VHF, as this is the main means of communication within the fleet, and a heaving line with a fender attached in case of person overboard. In previous years MAST has exempted open boats without engines from the requirement to carry a fire extinguisher.  If you need anything when you get to Franklin there is a well-stocked chandler (Franklin Marine) next to the LBT shed.