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Postby GB1 » Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:59 pm

Hi guys

Been new to all this has me wondering what sort of safety gear you guys carry, we have a basic list here (which changes all the while) but I thought it would be interesting to see if we differ in any ways between the north and southern hemisphires and why.

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Postby Dodge » Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:10 pm

GB I don't go offshore [estuary, river and dams only] so the only safety gear I have is my PDF
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Postby HiRAEdd » Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:46 am

Mobile phone (in waterproof case)
PFD
And generally don't go offshore alone.

Could be useful to others to post your list here.
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Postby RedPhoenix » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:55 am

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Postby Peril » Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:13 pm

pfd type2, with reflective strips on back
whistle, attached to pfd (surprised noone else has mentioned these)
mobile, in waterproof case
lightweight, full length clothing (I've been in the drink in this stuff and its no hindrance and dries quickly, and provides full protection from the sun)
2-3mm steamer in winter
hat
sunblock
2l water bladder
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Postby Blaen » Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:02 pm

Open Water:
PFD 1, very yellow and visible
Long Johns wet suit and booties
Whistle attached to the PFD
Arafat style hat
Sun Block UPF30+
Columbia Fishing Shirt (high UPF rating)
Mobile Phone in water proof case
Paddle, hey my ride is a Hobie, so a paddle is a piece of safety equipment.
Norstream Angler Gloves (neoprene for cold Tassie mornings)
Torch, just in case I am out after dark or predawn.
Spare set of clothes, stuffed into a dry bag.
2 x 1 litre water bottles

Closed water
All of the above
only exception is a PFD 3, which I have just ordered as seen below
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Postby YakAtak » Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:03 pm

Blaen, that's a nice looking PFD, how much and where did you order it from?
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Postby Blaen » Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:49 pm

YakAtak wrote:Blaen, that's a nice looking PFD, how much and where did you order it from?


This is the manufacturer's URL:
http://www.mtiadventurewear.com/products/angler/dorado.php

I am getting it from Roaring 40's SeaKayaks down here in Hobart, can be contacted on 03 62675000, no final price yet but should come in under $130'ish.
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Postby YakAtak » Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:52 pm

Thanks mate ;)
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Postby RedPhoenix » Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:42 pm

Unfortunately, due to the change in ownership of this web site and the lack of response by the owners to my requests to remove my email address from all administrative-level notifications and functionality, I have decided to remove my posts on AKFF. Thank you for the great times, the fantastic learning experiences and the many many fish. If you are desperate for the old content of this particular post, it is available below base64 encoded and bzip2 compressed.

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Postby devo » Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:31 pm

It is worth noting that if you are out of service range from your mobile phone provider , "000" may not work. If you dial " 112" this will connect you via the nearest service available and put you thru to emergency.
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Postby RedPhoenix » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:38 pm

Unfortunately, due to the change in ownership of this web site and the lack of response by the owners to my requests to remove my email address from all administrative-level notifications and functionality, I have decided to remove my posts on AKFF. Thank you for the great times, the fantastic learning experiences and the many many fish. If you are desperate for the old content of this particular post, it is available below base64 encoded and bzip2 compressed.

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Postby devo » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:07 pm

From what I understand "112" is the worldwide emergency number for
all GSM mobile phones .( I am also on a 4WD forum - EXPLOROZ and first came across the 112 information there.)

Check out the following links for more details

http://emergencycalls.aca.gov.au/callin ... obiles.htm
http://www.amta.org.au/default.asp?Page=40

Hope this helps
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Postby Peril » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:18 pm

devo wrote:From what I understand "112" is the worldwide emergency number for
all GSM mobile phones .( I am also on a 4WD forum - EXPLOROZ and first came across the 112 information there.)

Check out the following links for more details

http://emergencycalls.aca.gov.au/callin ... obiles.htm
http://www.amta.org.au/default.asp?Page=40

Hope this helps
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Thats correct. 112 is specified in the standards for GSM. Local countries are allowed to have their own number, like 000, but the carriers must support 112. A lot of phones when out of range will display something like ""Emergency calls only". Thats when 112 is still working. Note that 112 may not work for CDMA phones.
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Postby Dodge » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:28 pm

redphoenix wrote:
One advantage of using the coastal patrol though, Matt, is that you can 'log in' with the coastal patrol, and provide them with an estimate of off-water time. If it gets past that time, and you haven't checked in, they can send out the cavalry.



Red they give a little latitude but not much if your haven't reported a return, if running late its easy to extend, and your logged ETA is adjusted in case there is a change in shift personel...on return logging off is as important as the log in for obvious reasons.

When you are overdue the ASR just ask boats who are in the immediate area you nominated to have a look before launching a full rescue effort.

I dragged a bloke out of Moreton Bay at night many years ago after such a notification many years ago, he had been in for about 2 hours and nearly 30 odd boats were looking...quite a funny story his going into the drink
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