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We could easily say something like boat tool box, but this includes more than just tools..

I put together a boat survival kit for my river boat which has a 30 hp Evinrude motor on it. The kit includes stuff like:

  • Extra fuel tank fittings
  • Hose clamps
  • Wrench
  • Pliers
  • Screw drivers
  • Couple of knives
  • Compass
  • Lighter
  • Fire starter tablets
  • Mirror
  • Cable ties
  • Extra fuel bulb
  • Spare trolling motor propeller
  • Toilet paper
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Few other odds and ends


I wanted something that could help me fix common problems, which for my size boat are typically related to the fuel line.

If for some reason I needed to get off the boat and onto land, I have the stuff to build a fire. Rain poncho is kept in a backpack I bring on the boat.

Maybe I should add a section of 550 cord to the box?

At the end of the video are some pictures and a video clip from my time working on a tugboat.
 

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Yes, some cordage is essential, IMHO. As is a spare spark plug (or however many your motor uses) especially with a 2 stroke.

Maybe a squeeze tube of silicon sealant?

I always carried some sandpaper or an emery board and a small wire brush (like a gun brush) for cleaning plugs, too. And a small pill bottle that would hold the plug and some fuel, so I could clean oil off if it easier. Usually kept the spare plug in that (without the fuel, obviously).

Generally, it looks good.:thumb:
 

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SIGNAL FOR HELP??? Flares, air horns, rescue whistles and Star Flash signal mirrors. Keep them all on the boat. I got stranded once. Busy lake, middle of the day (hot) middle of the lake, motor puked. Could NOT get anyone's attention to help us. We sat for a long time until the sheriff department came around looking for drunk boaters. THEN we FINALLY got towed in to the marina.

COMPASS is a great idea. Friend of mine and I got lost in the fog one day. Had no idea where the shore was. Couldn't see the radio knobs!
 

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Inland waters within sight of land can still kill you when water temp is below 70 degs.

This list is for blue water, but all is applicable in larger inland waters, except for the shark repellant:

Greatland Laser rescue strobe
Floating, immersible VHF marine band radio
Signal mirror
Whistle
Daytime smoke signal
Shark repellant
Broad brim hat with reflective tape
Mil-K-818 pocket knife
PFD with all of the above tethered to it
Swim goggles in PFD pockets
Water filter in PFD pockets (inland waters)
TiO2 suncreen in PFD pockets

Bailout/Man overboard bag with:
Inflatable raft
EPIRB
Sea anchor
Fishing kit
Desalination kit
First aid kit
Mainstay 3600 rations (4)
Exposure suit
 

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I saw spare fittings.....but did not see a spare length of fuel hose....in a bag to keep from drying/rotting from UV....
 

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self inflating life raft
flare gun w/flares
mirror
lots of extra rope
solar oven
fishing equipment
desalination filter/solar filter/reg water filter
various ways to fix holes in boats epoxies,patches, etc
sunscreen
umbrella (extra shade depending on boat)

I read the book by steve Callahan and it had a bunch of great ideas both from the author and what he did wrong.
 

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Bottle water.
SPF 45
Sunglasses and hat.
Solas rocket flares, regular flares, dye signal pack, smoke flare.
rescue rope throw bag.
EPIRB ACR PLB+ floating waterproof.
handheld VHF radio.
skeeter headnet. DEET.
Pair of sandals or other water shoe.
Small compass.
Datrex ration blocks.
windbreaker. foulies.
space blankets. ponchoes.
ACR Strobe light.
Fire kit. fishing kit, SALT, first aid kit.
whistle. signal mirror.
Water maker desalinator.
Portable GPS chartplotter.
Reeds almanac.
parts and tools and oil specific to your boat.
Nautical chart.
Ginger root or other sea sickness meds.
 

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2 stroke or 4 stroke? Does that motor have a shear pin? Growing up on boats the things I saw that most people forget are paddles and a good bailer.

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We could easily say something like boat tool box, but this includes more than just tools..

I put together a boat survival kit for my river boat which has a 30 hp Evinrude motor on it. The kit includes stuff like:

  • Extra fuel tank fittings
  • Hose clamps
  • Wrench
  • Pliers
  • Screw drivers
  • Couple of knives
  • Compass
  • Lighter
  • Fire starter tablets
  • Mirror
  • Cable ties
  • Extra fuel bulb
  • Spare trolling motor propeller
  • Toilet paper
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Few other odds and ends

Small Boat Survival Kit From an Able Seaman - YouTube

I wanted something that could help me fix common problems, which for my size boat are typically related to the fuel line.

If for some reason I needed to get off the boat and onto land, I have the stuff to build a fire. Rain poncho is kept in a backpack I bring on the boat.

Maybe I should add a section of 550 cord to the box?

At the end of the video are some pictures and a video clip from my time working on a tugboat.
No duct tape? That would be among my first choices.
 
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