That double count on watermaker was intentional. You can live a long time without food. You only get three days without water. If it floats I'm sticking a water maker in it
And yes, the hand pump type. Light. Cheap. Simple to use.
I intend to get the floating waterproof VHF. One thing I've learned, if you need it to stay alive, you need at least two of them.
My "worst case" scenario is getting cut in half by an idiot in a power boat. Those dry bags will float. The rear end of Lil Bit will float. I've got 2x the chance to find food and water and communication with this plan.
Fishing gear for me is simple
30 6/0 circle hooks
10 each 3, 4, 5 oz egg weights
30 7 size swivels
1 spool 30lb braid
1 spool 50lb mono
1 spool 100lb mono
2x ugly stick 7' heavy
2x ugly stock 7' medium
Bait is equally simple:
7'' cast net
2x 5gal bucket (really 4)
2x high flow water pumps
Bait is acquired in transit. Water pumps cycle water through buckets (sealed lid) and over the side. Once no longer under way, inner bucket goes over side. Inner bucket has 1/4" holes to allow water flow.
I'm making a 3 compartment cooler that will sit in front of the mid seat. R30 styrene lined with glass. Small port section (between dagger box and hull) human food, small starboard frozen bait and guts from catch for crabs, large chamber for caught fish. Dry ice and frozen 2liter bottles for cooling (and drinking).
Electronics on board:
Garmin fish finder + gps tracking (still deciding)
USB chargers (I make them)
Blue tooth speaker box
General stuff not listed:
Anchor with 100' rhode
Zip ties. Sh!t load of zip ties
Add the shrinking man (I've lost 60lbs already) and I should be sitting at about 250 fully loaded for a weekend maybe 300. That's today, not once I lose the 45 I've committed to losing this year. Keep in mind that's a full weekend load with no expected access to shore. a day trip much much lighter.
Those dinghy races are right up my ally. I'm not sure why they need to beach though. Do it all on the water!
If I was independently wealthy I'd be sitting on a Shannon 34 cutter rigged ketch starting the trip north for transat. By September I'd be heading into the Mediterranean for the winter. From there I'd follow the vende globe route for a circumnavigation with lots of stops at interesting places.
I'm still trying to get over that seasick problem. Luckily I have time. Independent wealth won't be here for a while.
And yes, I over think things. Everything. All the time. But I enjoy thinking.