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As the season is underway I thought it might be an idea to have a checklist that people could print off and use to make sure they have everything they need for their time on the water. I don't think I've ever managed a Broads holiday with out forgetting something. Here is a start, taken from prior threads on the subject.

What have I missed?

General Items

Good book
Insulated mug
Burn cream/spray
Good first aid kit
Pain killers
Insect repellent
Bite cream
Prescription medication
Camera & notepad
Pens
A good broads map
sharp kitchen knife
Swiss Army Pen Knife
field glasses
small amount of laundry detergent
spare batteries.
Cash! - it's always hard to find cashpoints
Loose change for the mooring you have to pay for (generally around £6 a night) and sometimes you need 50ps or a £1 for water.
Bin bags
fairy liquid
Air freshener
Travel clock
Wet wipes
Torch
clothes pegs
Toilet Roll
Tube of travel wash for emergency stain removal
String
Scissors
Long matches
Brillo pads
A spectacle chain or rope
re-sealable bags
J clothes
Kitchen Towel
Anti-bacterial soap

Food Items Please note, fridge/freezer space on a boat is limited

snack/sweets
Cooking Oil & Sachets of ketchup/brown sauce/salt pepper
Cuppa Soups
stock cubes
part baked bread
tea/coffee/sugar

Clothing

Light weight waterproof jacket
Sunhat or wolly hat
Gloves
non slip shoes

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Good idea Richard!

Depends on whether one is on a hire boat, owned boat or syndicate owned boat, but can I mention (depending on time of year):

Lifejackets

Fold up chairs for lazing on the bank in the sun while eating a bit of lunch at a "wild" mooring.

A small wok - fabulous for stir fries, scrambled eggs and just as a good frying pan.

Oil for cooking, stock cubes, your favourite tea and coffee, bottle of sloe gin.

Hot water bottles in season.

Car type mobile phone charger, or 13amp normal one if suitable for boat.

Camera charger.

And if one has a canine friend, canine lifejacket, poo bags, giant corkscrew, food, food and water bowls, dog towels, treats, lead of course.  

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electric cards for shore power spare batteries, phone charger,
sos list

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Don't forget to take a mallet for the rhond anchors if on a hire boat
as the yards don't supply them

A jar or tube of Colmans English Mustard , all the pubs/restaurants
only ever offer you the cheap tasteless sachets , ridiculous I know
considering the proximity to Colmans!!

Also as opposed to Fairy Liquid should take Ecouver or some other
variation of "Eco-Friendly" washing up liquid.

And finally a good bottle or two of malt whiskey ( or malt whisky )

no traffic, no fumes, no traffic wardens.......bliss!!

simon

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Almost forgot, oops

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no traffic, no fumes, no traffic wardens.......bliss!!

simon

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and someone to do the cooking and washing up  ...cheers mick

your round methinks

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Ice Cube Trays - there were none on the hire boat we had.

Iain

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Wife and kids.
On second thoughts wife and kids go and leave husband behind...Lesley

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Alcohol in every form possible lol

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being a cold mortal i always pack a spare duvet, and also bring wellies & wet weather gear, i believe in sod's law- it usually works!!!!!

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