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Any credible charter company will have a thorough check out of the boat during which they should show you how all the systems work. That is a good time to make sure they do work.
Take a Safe Boating with you as a good checklist.
Do not be afraid to ask them to fix issues. As an example, I have asked a couple of companies to put wire on the anchor shackles. At the beginning of the year, it is not uncommon to find expired flares.
Have a painkiller or two for me.
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As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)