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.
PERSONAL FLOATATION
[  ] Life Jacket for each person
[  ] Throw Ring

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
[  ] Locate all fire extinguishers and make sure they are charged

DISTRESS SIGNALING
[  ] Check Flares, Sound Producing Device and Mirror

NAVIGATION LIGHTS
[  ] Make sure all Navigation Lights are opoerational.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
[  ] 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.

MECHANICAL
[  ] 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.

BILGES
[  ] 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

WATER SYSTEM
[  ] Make sure all water faucets are working and not leaking.
[  ] Check Hot Water Heater for operation and leakage.
[  ] Check all water connections.

HEAD(S)
[  ] 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.

DINGHY
[  ] Check Dinghy over physically for damage and/or leaks
[  ] Must have OARS, ANCHOR and LINE and BAILING BUCKET

OUTBOARD MOTOR
[  ] 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.

SAILING VESSELS
[  ] Check Sails
[  ] Lines
[  ] Steering
[  ] All Mechanical Parts