18ft cruiser

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Reid Crownover, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. Reid Crownover
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    Reid Crownover Young Hustler

    I have built an 18 foot displacement hull that I am outfitting as a sort of long distance cruiser. I am just about done working on the hull and the cabin frame. I was wondering what are some essientals I should have the boat outfitted with? On my list I have
    Batteries
    Cabin fans
    Bow and Stern Lights
    Spotlight
    Gas Tank
    Frest watter tank
    Ballast tank
    bildge pump
    storage for food and such
    livewell
    baitwell
    Cooking supplies
    a rack for my surfboard ;)
    Cable steering system
    Sail for backup power

    Anyone have anything they think is important to add to the list?
     
  2. TANSL
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    TANSL Senior Member

    Everything related to detection and protection against fires and safety at sea.
     
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  3. Reid Crownover
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    Reid Crownover Young Hustler

    Its a small boat so i'm thinking/hoping a simple fire extinguisher should be sufficient? also for detection I am going to make my own water detection system in the hull and and I am going to buy a simple sonar and GPS
     
  4. TANSL
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    TANSL Senior Member

    Check applicable regulations, if any, at that type and size of boat.
     

  5. IronPrice
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    IronPrice Senior Member

    If you have a gas tank (assuming you mean cooking gas, not engine fuel), then you need a gas detector in any enclosed spaces.
     
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