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Recommended Equipment

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:Magnetic compass

  • 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