This week with the assistance of Mike, Man of International Waters, we have placed our order for many necessary items needed on Miss Catana,  including much safety gear.

 

Interesting facts about shopping for boat gear from Tasmania to France.

It’s cheaper to buy your gear from the United Kingdom and have the order shipped to France. True.

We have purchased a pallet of gear so that’s a significant amount.

Looking through the Plastimo Guide as well as different websites, I was amazed at the range available,  so humongous it can be overwhelming.

Talking with and reading information from others is invaluable, yet the buck stops with you. You have to decide which items you need (maybe some you don’t) and get the order underway.

If we make a wrong decision or bad choice, such is life and you get on with it.

There is still much to purchase once we arrive in France or Turkey.

When you place your order, you need to have your boats name and the agent details (in our case Mike MOIW) so you can claim the VAT back once you exit the country.

You have to program your radio and EPIRB with a MMSI number and to do this you need a marine radio licence. Phew! I the Miss, did this course last December. Link for information and form to complete this process.

Due to some snappy pricing, we decided to buy all our gear in a group lot from MailSpeed. The other supplier that was on the money for pricing was Ocean Safety.

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The Shopping List

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1 – Ocean Safety RAF0115 6 man Ocean ISO 9650  Liferaft Canister < 24 hour pack

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1 – Ocean Safety > 24 hour pack upgrade in a Grab Bag

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4 – life jackets Kru Sport Pro ISO Automatic Life jacket with Harness, Hood, Light & Whistle 

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6 – Crewsaver ErgoFit Safety Knife

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4 – Re-arm packs for the above

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3 – HAR0002 Kru Safety Line 2 hook w/ strain indicator

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1 – HAR0002 Kru Safety Line 3 hook w/ strain indicator

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1 – Kannad Safelink GPS EPIRB EPI0080

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1 – Radar reflector  Tri Lens Radar Reflector and mast mounting bracket

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1 – Jonbuoy Danbuoy & Inflatable Horseshoe

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1 – LBU0116 Horseshoe set c/w Apollo Lifebuoy Light,

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1 – Roll 3mt OSS6078 SOLAS Retro Reflective tape

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2 – Kim – Lifebuoy Drogue and Pocket LBU0300

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3 – FIR0565 2kg Dry Powder Extinguishers

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1 – FIR0022 Fire Blanket Compact – 1.1 x 1.1m

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1 – SAF0012 Softwood Plug Set Large

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1 – Kim – Throwing Recovery Strop – 30m KIM5000

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4 – Ocean Safety ACR Foil Blanket

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1 – SAF0670 Aqua Signal 12v 50W Waterproof Handheld Search Light

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1 – hand held VHS Icom IC-M91D

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1 – Binoculars Bynolyt Sea Ranger 2

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1 – FX23 Fortrex Alloy Anchor

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6m – s/s Chain A4/316 10mm dia

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1 – 10mm S/s Bow Shackle

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1 – s/s Thimble for 18mm rope

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100m 18mm Anchor Plait Rope (Octoplait)

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1 – Plastimo Black ball and Black Triangle pack

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1 – Mailspeed Marine Plastic Fog Horn

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1 – Fog Horn Lalizas Gas Horn with 2 Spare Cylinder

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2 – 5lt Buckets with 3mt Rope each

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1 – Hacksaw and 3 packs of 10 spare blades with a roll of Gaffer tape.

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1 – Lead line 30m

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1 – Moorfast Telescopic Boat Hook

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1 – Type A Bruce Banks Sails Bosun ‘s chair

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1 – Set of International code flags size 30 x 23 cm

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1 – “Moorfast” Mooring Hook on twice

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1 – Professional Bosuns Chair on twice

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1 –  Garmin AIS 600

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1 –  Garmin GPSMap 6012

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2 –  Garmin quatix watches

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1 – GNT™ 10 NMEA 2000® Transceiver (needed for autopilot)

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1 –  Magma2 BBQ – Gas

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2 –  Henri Lloyd OCEAN PRO HI-FIT M YELLOW

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2 –  HL Ocean Pro Jacket – Yellow M Yellow

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1 –  Easy Lift Mototote Heavy Duty 15-30hp 68kg capacity

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4 –  Plastic Fuel Jerry Can – 20LT

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2 –  Majoni Pear Drop Fender – 60

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1 – Echomax Active-XS Dual Band RTE

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1 –  Garmin GMR 24 XHD Radar Scaner
   50 1 – Set of Charts and Pilot Books

 

 

You will note the list is yet to have a microwave, washing machine and water maker. The Captain assures me this will happen.

 

Happy shopping days

Cheers the Miss

 

PS Unbeknown to the Captain, I the Miss, am lusting after a new (alright not essential) list of items to ensure a Perfect Afternoon.

New list = Washing Machine, Water Maker, Microwave and Ice Maker.

 

PPS My family will testify, that I the Miss, dislike shopping intensely, yet this shopping list has been fun. Maybe I, until this point, have been buying the wrong gear.

 

PPPS You will note there is yet to be a dingy and motor added to the list. This is a whole new story on its own…

Has anyone ever told you that patience is a great virtue?

 

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  1. Keiichi Ishizaka

    I am enjoyning this brog very much because my trimaran Neel 45 is under construction in La Rochell now. I have to select and decide many things at the moment. Voltage is headache. France 220V, USA 120V, Japan 100V… Above your list is very helpfull. Thank You. Keiichi

  2. the Miss

    Hi Keiichi,
    nice to receive you comment and understand the considerations of voltage. We decided to go with French 220v but it was a tricky one. With adapters available we have gone with ease for the start of the journey.

    http://www.neel-trimarans.com/en/ this is the link to the Neel boat builder. WOW very impressive. Best of luck and let us know when you are ready to go.

    Cheers the Miss

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