Friday, February 27, 2009

The Ditch Bag

Our plan is to try and complete a couple of things from our lists every week. We’ve decided to start with our trusty Ditch Bag. It's a love/hate relationship. Of course, we never, ever hope to use it but we also lovingly stock it as we think of a day or two in the cramped space of our liferaft with two dogs! All items are removed and checked. Expired flares are noted (another list!!), batteries are replaced, and each item is reconsidered for its usefulness in that unthinkable emergency scenario. Unfortunately, we discover that our EPIRB has “expired” - an $800 device we never even used and now we have to replace it?!? Yes, I know I should rejoice it didn’t need to be used, but still. A bit of research revealed we don’t have to replace it as Jeff first thought, we can simply have the battery replaced and the unit retested for about $200 or so. Quite the bargain for a boat. Wondering what we have decided to keep in our ditch bag? Check out our ditch bag list on ActiveCaptain.

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