<![if !supportLists]>1. <![endif]>Auto pilot (Tiller pilot)
Simrad TP10: Used up 3 of these during my voyage. Unfortunately this type is unfit for longer ocean sailing.
<![if !supportLists]>2. <![endif]>Energy supply
<![if !supportLists]>2.1 <![endif]>Main battery: 2 each 12V 40Ah valved gel.
*Test: lasted for 77.5 hours (with breaks) with a 21W lamp. The ship has 5W and 10W lamps, therefore they should last for a week without recharging, especially if used only for evening lights.
Generator: output 12V 3A, driven by the engine, so charging time is limited.
Swapped the batteries for 2 each 47Ah in Koper Sept. 2006 and I bought one 55W battery for reserve
<![if !supportLists]>2.2 <![endif]>Solar panel: (H-55 mini)
Output 55W; Potential: 12V; Current: 3.4A; Weight: 4.6 kg; Size: 750 x 524 x 34 mm;
*Test: measured 1.1A during a sunny morning, in early spring. Should be more during the summer with more light power of course…(Rotorman measured 2.2A on this model).
This first solar cell broke first in the
<![endif]>Wind Generator. (
Output: 80W max; Potential: 12V; Current: 1.2A (in 15 knot winds); Weight: 3.6 kg;
Diameter: 510 mm; 3G Technologies Ltd.
The wind generator finally irreparably broke in the
<![if !supportLists]>3. <![endif]>Depth sounder
Plastimo Echotest II Depth Sounder (Frequency 200 kHz, Display: LCD (7 segments),
Weight: 200 g, Waterproof to 50 m depth)
<![if !supportLists]>4. <![endif]>3 GPS: Gamin 72, an old Magellan GPS 60, Foretrex 201
<![if !supportLists]>5. <![endif]>Paper charts for the whole route (more than 100) + digital charts.
<![if !supportLists]>6. <![endif]>VHF DSC radio (Cobra MR F55 EU)
<![if !supportLists]>7. <![endif]>Manual anemometer
<![if !supportLists]>8. <![endif]>Built-in speed log, log and compass.
<![if !supportLists]>9. <![endif]>Pumps: Manual: capacity 0.7 liter/stroke; electric: 15 liters/minute.
<![if !supportLists]>10. <![endif]>Ocean (offshore) Life raft (4 person, in bag), size: 68 x 38 x 25 cm. Weight 24 kg.
<![if !supportLists]>11. <![endif]>Emergency signaling devices: (4 red parachute flares, 4 red star flares,
4 red hand flares, 4 orange smoke bombs.
<![if !supportLists]>12. <![endif]>GME EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) MT400; 406 MHz – COSPAS-SARSAT satellite system.
<![if !supportLists]>13. <![endif]>Laptop (Compaq M700, 14.1”, P3, 850 MHz, 192 MB, 30GB HDD, CD, XP…). This one broke, the new laptop: HP 501.
<![if !supportLists]>14. <![endif]>Navtex (Mscan Meteo software + 518 kHz receiver)
<![if !supportLists]>15. <![endif]>HF radio (Icom IC-725)
Other than the above, a must for any small ship to have for an ocean voyage (based on KöViM 2/200 (VII.26.) regulations) (Hungarian Ministry of Transportation)
Main anchor (Guardian G-23; 5.9kg), Spare anchor (12kg, 4 fluke)
Anchor chain (10+10m) and anchor line (2x20m), signal buoy.
2 oars, grappling hook, swimming ladder, 4 fenders, national flag, black cone,
2 life belts, blinking light, 5 life jackets (sea type: reflecting with whistle), 1 inflatable lifejacket, 2 straps, 25m trailing rope, signal light, boatswains chair (home made + spelunking type), cutting tool, storm anchor, damage repair equipment, sail sewing kit,
hand compass, binoculars, barometer, thermometer, fixed navigation lights (per COLREG), leakage plugs.
Radar reflector, signal mirror, code flags & pennants, foghorn, signal lamp, headlamp, spare electric bulbs, spare parts.
Perhaps most important: Polyurethane foam, polyester synthetic resin (plus glass filament and talc), silicone, oil, grease…
Gas stove + 2 bottles of propane gas, kitchen appliances
Foul weather gear, neoprene clothing
More as desired…
My gear was supplemented with 3 new sails in
Translated by Laszlo Kapitány