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Old 05-13-2013
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Checklist

I am starting to charter some boats, and have created a checklist to cover all the steps. Most of my crew have been inexperienced sailors so need to be thorough. Any suggestions things I could add, way to improve this?

Pre Planning
Day before
Charge AA batteries
Float Plan
Check Weather
Pack Bags
Appropriate Clothing
Flashlights
GPS
Navigation Kit
Cameras
Day of (at home):
Confirm weather
At Boat
Open all hatches to ventilate.
Check Engine
Oil Level
Fuel Separator/Filters
Closed Loop level
Raw water strainer
Belt tension
Leaks
Check Tankage
Fuel Level
Fresh Water Level
Holding Tank Level
Bilge Area
Dry
Test Pump
Batteries
Water level
Secure.
Test Main Switch and condition of each battery charge
Through Hullls
Locate all
Inspect Open or close
Wood Bungs
Locate the Following
Boat Docs
Registration
Appropriate signage
• Garbage
• Oil
PFD’s
One per crew (I,II or III)
IV for cockpit
Fire Extinguishers
Check charge and date
<26’ 1-B-I
26-40’ 2-B-I or one B-II
>40’ 3-B-I or (1-B-II & 1-B-1)
USCG kit
Signal Device
Horn
Bell if over 40’
Flares 3-day 3-Night
Charts
GPS/Navigation
Light
Boat Hook
Emergency Tiller
Anchor readiness
Owner’s Manual
MSD
Crew Brief
Non-Swimmers?
Seasickness?
PFDs
Going forward
MOB
Radio
GPS
Engine
Fire Extinguishers
MSD
Water Conservation
Electricity Conservation
Lines in the water
Boat terminology
Proper Watch
a. Relative bearing
b. Kelp
c. Right of Way
See something say something
Departure Preperation
Winch Handle
Remove Sail Covers
Stopper Knots.
Remove Shore Power
Note Wind/Plan departure
Departure Brief
Assignments
Concerns
Engine Starting
Ventilate Cabin
Batteries to all
Blower
Glow Plug
Neutral
Throttle
Start
Ensure water in Exhaust
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West Wight Potter 14 "Lemon Drop"
Oceanside CA
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