PRE-CRUISE CHECK LIST
FOR CHARTER BOATS
Before you leave the dock with your Charter Boat, you
should thoroughly check over the boat and equipment.
Here is a list of what to check.
[ ] Life Jacket for each person
[ ] Throw Ring
[ ] Locate all fire extinguishers and make sure they are charged
[ ] Check Flares, Sound Producing Device and Mirror
[ ] Make sure all Navigation Lights are opoerational.
[ ] Locate Electrical Breakers, check all switches and accessories.
[ ] Check Interior and Exterior Lights
[ ] Check the Batteries. Make sure water level is full and check cables.
[ ] Check engine(s) and Generator (Oil, Transmission Fluid, Cooling Fluid levels)
[ ] Check Water Intake Strainer
ANCHORING AND DOCKING
[ ] Check the Anchor and Rode. Make sure they are easily accessable.
[ ] Check Docking Lines and make sure you have enough.
[ ] Check to be sure Bilges are reasonably dry and that Bilge Pumps are working.
[ ] Clean up any spills or waste to prevent accidental overboard discharge
[ ] Make sure all water faucets are working and not leaking.
[ ] Check Hot Water Heater for operation and leakage.
[ ] Check all water connections.
[ ] Check each Head and make sure toilets are working properly and not clogged.
[ ] Check Hand Pumps and make sure they move free and easy.
[ ] Check Intake and Discharge functions.
[ ] Check Dinghy over physically for damage and/or leaks
[ ] Must have OARS, ANCHOR and LINE and BAILING BUCKET
[ ] Check the Outboard Motor physically.
[ ] Check Oil, Fuel Line, Propeller and Tilt Release.
[ ] Start motor and let run for 5 minutes to make sure it is running alright and
that the fuel is not contaminated.
[ ] Check Sails
[ ] Lines
[ ] Steering
[ ] All Mechanical Parts