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Personal Gear Checklist

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Many pro sailors, anglers, paddlers, ballplayers and other athletes wear Kaenon sunglasses, like these Jettys.

This list is designed as a guide to aid you in fine tuning your own personal gear checklist for a boating excursion or outing, and ensure your comfort and safety while enjoying time on the water.

Apparel

  • Foul weather jacket
  • Foul weather bibs or pants
  • Insulating layers that are synthetic fleece or wool
  • Quick drying base layer clothing
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Sea boots or boat shoes
  • Warm socks
  • Waterproof watch
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Sunglasses retainer

Safety

  • Personal Flotation Device — USCG approved
  • Signal mirror and whistle — Both are small and easy to carry
  • Sunscreen
  • First aid kit (200 Medical Kit)
  • Hand bearing compass
  • Rigging knife
  • Deckvest

    Spinlock Automatic Inflatable Deckvest with Harness is the latest in offshore life jacket design.

  • Headlamp
  • Bright flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Handheld GPS
  • Handheld VHF
  • Weather radio

Offshore

  • Safety harness
  • Tether
  • Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) or SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker
  • Personal flares (Skyblazer-4)