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Re: Anyone use a checklist

i'm a young sailer thought about a check list but just doesn't work for me. I don't wanna have to go through the boat and checking every thing out before i go. I know i need to remove sail cover and start motor and drop mooring line. I do things inbetween but every thing just becomes a habit. I'm not at a dock so it doesn't matter about any of that. Some like order some just like mayham and route like me. some thing happens it happens i learn from it. just my 2 cents
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Re: Anyone use a checklist

I use a number of checklists. There is no way that some crucial thing will NOT be overlooked without them. 1. A very long, 3 page, 3 column list of all the things that need to be done before casting off for extended trips. This includes home items to be done before leaving as well as things that need to be put aboard, food, supplies, etc. Things like "move routes and markers from home computer to flash drives" are on this list. 2. A list of things to do before lifting anchor on ANY day. This one is pasted right beside the companionway. 3. A sequential list of things to do before raising the mast. It's a big PITA to discover you forgot to attach that Windex. 4. An "offshore" checklist if heading out away from sight of land for more than a day. 5. Ditch kit list kept right in the bag. 6. Steps to set up and deploy the sea anchor. This is not something you do every day and it may someday need to be done in the right sequence under duress. Many of the launchings of these things go awry. 7. Besides these printed lists, I have a day to day Excel spreadsheet, set up as a calendar and budget. It has all the important dates to remember (like paying property taxes, insurance bills, renewing documentation, etc.) projected out a couple of years. I also use it to record any credit card expenditures so that bills can be paid via stamp and snail mail even if I can't get the statement or if there's no https secure wifi available.
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Re: Anyone use a checklist

I haven't sailed my new boat yet (hangs head in shame), but I already have my first checklist:
(the SailNet forum ate my formatting)
Before Leaving (7/10/12)
Forward Hatch
Dog it
Through Hulls
Close the one for the head
Close the one for the galley
Power Panel
All switches OFF
Ice Box
Itís ok to leave unopened bottles & cans
Leave lid half off so condensation doesnít build up
Solar Panels
Connect leads to House battery
Set up panels on cockpit seats
Leave controller inside deck locker
Ensign
Remove the staff
Wrap flag around it
Stow it below
Motor
Retract & tilt
Equipment Covers
Tiller Mainsail
Padlocks
Companionway
Motor
Deck locker
Cockpit locker
Lifelines
Ensure both gates are closed
Dock Lines
2 fenders (check height)
Bow line Stern line
2 Spring lines
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I just need to scan the items in bold.

I'll create lists for Day Sail, Overnight, etc. and also one for Docking so I'm not looking for my boat hook when I should be using it.
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Re: Anyone use a checklist

If you need a written checklist every time you go out, you are sailing a boat that is way too complicated or fussy.

Time to downsize to something more simple or less complex.


Daysailers are perfect for 99% of what most people do.
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Re: Anyone use a checklist

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If you need a written checklist every time you go out, you are sailing a boat that is way too complicated or fussy.

Time to downsize to something more simple or less complex.


Daysailers are perfect for 99% of what most people do.
Subtle advertising there. So, using the OP's question, do day sailers never have shore power, or other such things that could be forgotten? I can't count the times at a ramp I have seen small boats leave a through hull open and just barley make it back to the trailer before disaster.

This is an issue of workflow that works for the individual. Some of us are the preverbal absent minded professors and a checklist, written or mental is a good idea. I dingy sail right now and have forgotten things as I pulled away from shore in the excitement to get out. PFD lying on the trailer for example.

While I am new to sailing (can I keep saying that years after buying my boat?), I use a mental check list and visual scan before moving whether launching my raft for a multi day trip, pulling into the snow on my sled, or getting into my car to drive to work.

Come up with a method that works for you and your crew and stick to it. It works.
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Re: Anyone use a checklist

I use a checklist for pre-departure:
  1. sunglasses
  2. Y-valve locked
  3. shore power cord detached
  4. spice rack secured
  5. cups removed from around the boat (bedroom and head especially)
  6. computer monitor secured
  7. uncover and unlock steering wheel
  8. warm up engine and check water output
  9. VHF radio on
  10. GPS on
  11. put phones/keys/etc down below
  12. fly the flag
  13. unzip mainsail and rig halyard
  14. advise guests on safety procedures
  15. turn off computer/inverter
  16. turn lights off
  17. stow herbs (I grow herbs in pots on my foredeck)
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Re: Anyone use a checklist

It really is different strokes for different folks! And everyones checklists, wether mental or written out are different. Our boat is complicated....I like it that way....I also like safety and order....so my checklists protect me and my boat (my investment! ) :-)
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Re: Anyone use a checklist

1. Check Landshark stock
2. fuel
3. weather
4. Landshark in hand
5. Shove off
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Re: Anyone use a checklist

The question of checklists has come up before. These Sailnet threads might be helpful:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Sail...w=1366&bih=598
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Re: Anyone use a checklist

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We also,have a crew briefing notebook that all passengers and crew must read....it details where all the safety equipment is at and how systems like the head are to be operated.
A great idea, and can probably be a one or two sided sheet (maybe less for our boat because we don't use the porta potty). And a good way to ensure that everyone knows that he or she has a part in keeping everyone safe on the water.
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