Life jackets, horn or whistle, paddle, lights, bug spray, sunscreen, extra plug, 1st aid kit, disposable poncho, tool kit, needle nose pliers. Go to the state site and see everything that they require on the boat.
Loc: West Lake Hills, TX
Mandatory by law=NO. Never know when you'll need it and wish you had it=YES! Spare bilge plug. Spare boat keys Spare truck key (for when the one's in your pocket fall out and you don't know it till you get back to the ramp) A sturdy pair of side cutters for that embedded hook. Knowledge of how to use the "fishing line" method to remove an embedded hook. A first aid kit; antiseptic, hydrogen peroxide, something like neosporin, bandaids, bandages.