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Re: Pre sail checklist
I might have missed it but I didn't see some essentials on this list.
Starting at the bow check all standing rigging (noticeable rust, cracks, corrosion etc), all retaining / safety wire in place...
Check all running rigging - no worn spots, knots, etc
If you have auxiliary power make sure you start the engine and get it up to operating temp. With all dock lines in place put the engine into gear, both forward and reverse. Let it run in all gears (dock lines should hold fine). Check for water / exhaust, cooling, fuel supply...
The most frequent engine problems I've encountered had to do with fuel supply and linkage / engine controls. Always good to check that entirely at the dock.