Category "F" Craft

1 Lifesaving and personal safety equipment  
1.1 An approved PFD/Lifejacket for each person on board, of at least 100 Newtons (see appendix 5). X
1.2 Appropriate clothing. X
1.3 A buoyant heaving line/throw bag.  
1.4 Horseshoe type lifebelt with light  
1.5 Boathook (telescopic/fixed long shaft). X
1.6 Boarding Ladder.  


2 Flares (all to be within expiry date)  
2.1 Hand held distress flares or a red flag  
2.2 Orange smoke signal canisters 2


3 Fire Fighting
3.1 Fire blanket - CE marked.  
3.2 Fire extinguishers one of which is suitable to fight oil fires in engine spaces or fire bucket. (Do not deploy the bucket overboard while the boat is moving)  
3.3 All cooker/heaters using Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) should be installed as outlined in Marine Notice No. 1 of 2000.  


4 Navigation Equipment
4.1 Steering Compass.  
4.2 Foghorn, powered or aerosol type X
4.3 Binoculars  
4.4 Navigation drawing instruments, parallel ruler, dividers or plotting instrument.  
4.5 Navigation lights as required by boat length. X
4.6 Suitable up to date charts for areas of cruising.  


5 Bilge Pumping
5.1 Manual/Electric Bilge pump capable of pumping from any hull watertight compartment and with all hatches closed X
5.2 At least one complete repair kit including spares should be carried  
5.3 A bucket fitted with a rope lanyard (Do not use bucket overboard while the boat is moving)  
5.4 All through hull fittings to be fitted with isolation valves  
5.5 Softwood tapered plugs located adjacent to each through hull underwater fitting  


6 Anchors and Warps
6.1 Anchor with chain/warp, as appropriate for a vessels size, and operating area ground holding conditions. (folding anchor) X
6.2 Boats should have a suitably reinforced deck cleat/Samson post on the foredeck, and means of closing over the bow roller or fairlead used when anchoring. X
6.3 An adequate supply of warps and fenders, these should include siutable warps to allow the craft be towed if necessary. X


7 General Equipment
7.1 Emergency steering means, i.e. tiller for vessels fitted with wheel steering as their primary means of steering.  
7.2 Waterproof torch X
7.3 An appropriate tool kit and spare parts for the type of craft being used. X
7.4 Suitable secondary means of engine starting including battery or hand start  
7.5 Appropriate First Aid Kit X
7.6 Storm Sail which can be quickly rigged, or the facility to deep reef existing sails (Yachts).  
7.7 Set of Oars / Oarlocks / Paddles X
7.8 Suitable Knife. X
7.9 Instruction manuals for vessels essential equipment.  
7.10 Rigid or inflatable tender.  
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