The following check list is intended to aid you in both setting out to sail and in properly securing and storing your boat upon returning.
- Personal flotation for each person (life jackets)
- Clothing to match the weather and wind also non marking shoes
- Boat Equipment (R) = required equipment; (s)=suggested equipment)
Are the following on board and in their proper place?
- Audible Signaling device ( R) , i.e. whistle, air horn.
- Throwable Cushion ( R) Type IV
- First aid kit (s)
- Tools (s)
- Anchor and line (s) (attached to mast)
- Towline (s) (attached to mast)
- Paddle (s) highly suggested
- Hand operated bilge pump (s)
Preparing Boat to Sail
- Check, wind, tide, weather forecast
- Look over the boat to make sure there is no damaged or broken parts
- Check to be sure shrouds are tight (should hum slightly when you pluck them
- All Cotter rings taped (note: if tape is missing, is the cotter ring also missing? If so the boat is not to be sailed till the cotter ring is replaced)
- Check that forestay is tight to the pull.
- Check that the scuppers are open water.
- Prepare sails, lines, Boom Vang, tiller, bumpers, lines,
- Check for visible water after removing the bilge cover.
- Pump out the bilge if needed
- Boats are properly positioned
- Inboard boat properly secured to dock
- M line properly attached – view the M line configuration illustration
- Bumpers in proper position so boats do not touch each other
- All lines in both boats neatly coiled and attached to mountings
- Jib neatly furled and covered
- Main neatly flaked and covered
Action if needed:
Notify Chris Jennings ASAP at 203.895.2026 if you suspect a safety issue. For other issues, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org