Competent Boaters Check These Key Items Before Departure

Competent Boaters Check These Key Items Before Boating, Competent Boaters Check These Key Items Before Departure

Charter Sail Boat Captain Assessment Tool – whether you need a self-check for accountability, or some ideas of items to go over before departing the dock; this list will give you somewhere to start your day of boating. I love a good checklist! What would you add to this one? Let me know in the comments below.

  • Above Decks
    • Anchor locker
    • Windlass 
    • Emergency tiller
    • Emergency bilge pump
    • Shore power cord  
    • Dock lines  
    • Running rigging  
    • Engine controls, panels  
    • Instruments
  • Below Decks
    • Through hulls
    • Bilge pump(s)
    • Radio(s)
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Flares
    • Fuel shutoff
    • Fire port
    • Oil
    • Coolant
    • Belts 
    • First aid kit 
    • Trash, ice box 
    • Electric panel 
    • Documents, registration, tow
    • Speed/depth inducer
    • Co2/Smoke alarms
  • Safety Brief
    • Name
    • Boat name
    • Radio
    • Sound producing device
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Pfd’s 
    • Type IV throwable
    • Flares
    • Toilet 
    • Steps, companionway, hatch
    • Black soled shoes 
  • Getting Underway
    • Line handling
    • Wind
    • Wheel
    • People
    • Lines
    • Traffic
    • Electric
    • Stern (lines/manatees/exhaust)
    • Horn
    • Cushions
    • Flag
    • Throttle control
  • Transit Marina
    • Traffic
    • Speed
    • Control
    • Current
    • Tidy cockpit 
    • Sit for low tide 
  • Sail Raising
    • Comfort
    • Control
    • Line handling
  • Dousing Sails
    • Comfort
    • Control
    • Line handling
  • Emergencies
    • Anchoring
      • Time
      • Control
      • Efficiency
Competent Boaters Check These Key Items Before Boating, Competent Boaters Check These Key Items Before Departure

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Updated May 3, 2024


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