In addition to all the equipment that the USCG requires, certain equipment and supplies just make common sense to have. The following are items that should be carried aboard:

  • VHF Radio
  • Anchor and ground tackle
  • Bilge Pump and or bailer
  • Boat hook
  • Charts and navigation publications
  • Compass
  • Detectors and alarms
  • Fenders
  • Lines
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight and searchlight
  • Spare parts and tools
Magnetic compass