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tn17 - more on safety equipment

posted Dec 18, 2016, 12:00 AM by Martin Riddle   [ updated Jan 20, 2017, 1:09 PM by Posts Editor ]
Safety is central to all our planning for the tn17 Raid. We hope that all the hard work will have been done before we start so that everyone can enjoy the Raid without worrying. A few weeks ago we sent out information on preparing your boat – the article and checklists are still available on line at: 
http://lbt.rforster.org/tn17/tn17-news/boatownersboatandgearsafetychecks-lists.  If you are bringing your own boat and haven’t done so already, please run through the checks and make sure everything is shipshape. Discussions among the tn17 safety team have identified four items not previously on our list of safety equipment: 1. A sea-anchor or drogue to help you hold station if conditions get a little too exciting; 2. A heaving line and quoit to be thrown as a quick response to a person overboard; 3. Some means to aid getting back in your boat such as a simple rope ladder (see attached image); an air horn to draw attention to yourself just in case a large boat is bearing down on you. The Living Boat Trust’s neighbour at Franklin Marine chandlery have prepared a little poster advising of the safety equipment they can supply and the servicing of life jackets – see attached.