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post #5 of Old 11-05-2006
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Checklists will be very different for different boats, owners, sailing locations and cruising habits. Unless a boat owner is relatively new to the joys and sorrows of boat ownership, he will have developed a routine for maintenance schedules, provisioning and winterization.

I have owned several boats within the past 28 years and even though I started writing checklists with earlier boats, eventually an intuitive process proved to be more effective. It's laughable to see some of the extensive written checklists used by other sailors . . . you'd think they suffered from short-term memory loss, or Alzheimer's disease.

Do you have a checklist for maintaing your own body? A reasonably healthy daily routine, with deviations administered using common sense, leads to a long life - for boat and self. Get to know your boat intimately and she will tell you what she needs to remain happy.

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