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ERDEN'S GEAR LIST:

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ERDEN ERUÇ'S GEAR LIST FOR PACIFIC CROSSING - 2007-08

ENERGY and RELATED SUPPLIES

  • Fixed rigid solar panels on rooftop
  • 2 roll out solar panels (2'x8') to boost the available surface on cloudy days
  • one roll out solar panel (18''x3') with integral cigarette lighter jack, in case of massive electrical failure on boat
  • one small foldable solar panel with various size jacks to plug directly into electronics, in case of massive electrical failure on boat.2 marine gel batteries
  • Spare lithium AA and AAA batteries
  • Rechargeable AA batteries and 12V charger
  • 12V/120V converter for battery chargers

SAFETY and RELATED SUPPLIES

  • Locator strobe light on boat
  • Navigation light
  • Anchor rode, U-links
  • Sea anchor, and its trip line
  • Bottom anchor, chain
  • Fenders for docking and for sea anchor
  • Headlamp using AA batteries, and a spare
  • Lifejacket (2), one in emergency grab bag, one more accessible
  • Strobe lights for lifejackets
  • Life raft: 4 person standard off-shore, and accompanying survival grab bag
  • SEA-ME active radar transponder
  • 3 Argos beacons for tracking
  • Flares, for day and night, smoke-light-parachute varieties
  • Type IV PFD (personal floatation device), floating cushion
  • 2 EPIRB's (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) - one in cabin, one in life raft
  • Fire blanket
  • Ankle tether/rope
  • Chest harness and tether, which I do not use

BOAT MAINTAINENCE and TOOLS

  • Oars (3 pairs)
  • Spare parts: oar locks, fuses, bulbs, foot straps, Teflon lubricant, screws, nuts, bolts, bearings
  • Sail stitching kit and thread
  • Two plastic funnels, one medium size, another smaller
  • Sliding seat
  • Short bits of 3/8" hose, longer stretch of smaller diameter clear hose
  • Toolkit with pliers, wrenches, screwdrivers, metal saw, Allen keys and such
  • Soldering iron, soldering wire and compound
  • Steel wire
  • Duct tape
  • Electric tape
  • Epoxy, fiber
  • a dozen lighters, as moisture eventually renders these useless.
  • Teflon lubricant for oarlocks
  • Silicon spray to protect electrical surfaces against corrosion
  • marine electronics grease for electrical connectors
  • marine grade caulking in tubes
  • Fishing kit for large fish and for squid, spare fishing lines, hooks, crimper, crimping sleeves, lead weights
  • a small water bottle full of vodka to tame the larger catch of fish - put a capful on the gills of the catch when it is on deck to stop its thrashing
  • 6-foot collapsible spear, with its rubber at the handle, to fish
  • Equipment manuals
  • an etrier (step ladder made of webbing) tied to boat side, which I can pull out to aid my climb back on board

COMMUNICATION, NAVIGATION and DATA

  • Laptop computer
  • Onset Hobo Data Loggers (2) - captures temperature on daily increments; one is mounted underwater on rudder, one is on deck out of the direct sun
  • Satellite phone, charger, data kit, spare satellite phone
  • Handheld compass
  • Mounted compass
  • Primary mounted GPS chart plotter with loaded electronic charts
  • Spare battery operated handheld GPS chart plotter with loaded electronic charts
  • Spare battery operated handheld GPS and paper charts
  • Battery operated weather center, a small handheld unit to measure pressure (barometer), temperature (thermometer), wind speed (anemometer), humidity
  • PDA and charger, used for emails and dispatches, spare PDA, data cables and parts
  • Digital Camera, charger and its underwater housing
  • tripod for camera/camcorder
  • versatile clamp base for camera/camcorder
  • 3' stainless steel pipe to serve as support for the clamp, and four prepositioned pipe inserts to serve as the base for the pipe, positions offer different camera/camcorder angles/heights.
  • High Definition Digital Camcorder, charger, film and its underwater housing
  • Handheld waterproof radio (vhf) and charger
  • Yellow Q-flag to request customs processing on arrival to a foreign port
  • Flags of Australia, USA and Turkey to display appropriately. State of Washington flag is on the stern where the boat is registered
  • Boat's registration and ownership papers, passport, driver's license, credit cards

HEALTH and MEDICINE

  • Foot stretcher
  • Sunscreen
  • Dedicated prescription medical kit from WorldClinic, and off the counter medical supplies

CLOTHING

  • Sunglasses and two spares,
  • Long sleeve SPF rated thin white shirt
  • SPF rated thin white long johns
  • Large brim desert hat with neck cover
  • Diving mask and snorkel
  • Immersion suit
  • Foul weather gear
  • Spare clothes

RECREATION

  • MP3 player and charger, spare MP3 player
  • 9000 songs collection of jazz, blues, turkish, classical and world music
  • Books-on-CD, 28 days worth
  • Spanish language courses
  • Headset for rowing and spares
  • Loudspeaker for cabin
  • Various printed books
  • misc. papers (letters from home/photographs)
  • pens and notebooks for journaling

FOOD and WATER

  • Electric desalinator (water maker), spare filters
  • 2 Spare hand-operated desalinators
  • Desalinator spares kit
  • Gimbaled gas stove assembly
  • Pot for gimbaled stove
  • Handheld stove for boiling water
  • Gas canisters for stoves
  • Spare stoves and burners
  • 20 5-liter jugs of fresh water as ballast
  • Freeze-dried food - ample quantity enough for 300 days
  • Bulk for dinners and breakfast, like mashed potatoes, couscous and instant rice
  • A small bottle of champagne to be popped on crossing the Equator
  • Vitamins
  • Protein shakes
  • Fluid replacement drinks
  • Energy bars
  • Spices
  • Tea, coffee, sugar

GENERAL HOUSEKEEPING

  • Fork, knife, spoon
  • Water and other bottles
  • Insulated mug
  • Dry bags
  • Synthetic towels
  • Synthetic sleeping bag
  • Synthetic blanket
  • Buckets
  • Sponges
  • Sea soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, toilet paper
  • Diver's knife, filleting knife
  • Spoons
  • Wet wipes
  • Garbage bags
  • Reading glasses
  • Night Care pillow
  • Tupperware to organize the various spices, foods, parts within the cabinets.
 
             
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