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Old 07-09-2012
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Re: Offshore Checklist

I had a look at your check list and found it a bit over the top,

OFFSHORE CHECKLIST

Trysail rigged w/ sheets/ready stowed but ready as it always is
Storm jib rigged w/ sheets and ready stowed but ready as it always is
Floorboards screwed down Not screwed but secure
Life raft up on deck and secured stowed but ready as it always is
Ditch bag stocked (see separate list) just inside hatch stowed in its usual place and ready as it always is
Pail on deck Bucket with fishing gear in cockpit
Jacklines checked and ready This is a given
Everything secured down below This is a given but stuff still moves
Sea anchor accessible, rigged, and ready stowed but ready as it always is
Solar panels on mount and plugged in If its not permanent it shouldn't be here
All hatches/ports closed and tight Given
Emergency porthole boards accessible and ready If you have them
Companionway boards in Why ?
Companionway cloth on stowed but ready as it always is
Lee cloth on Given
Normal on-deck stuff up (print charts, food, coffee, GPS, harness, jacket, water, food, clothes, raingear, binocs., etc.) Don't you have a cabin
*see separate list*
Batteries on "HOUSE" only. ?
Manual pump check, handles accessible As it always should be
Winch handles up
Elec. pump check
Water check
Fuel check
Rigging check
Anchor stowed leave it where it belongs on the bow but lashed
RIB deflated and stowed
Given
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