Belts Coolant Oil Fuel Racors Fire Extinguisher Stuffing Box Fans Bilge Pump Naiad Strainer Naiad Oil Level Transmission Fld Control Cables Wing engine, including battery. Hydraulic steering oil level and pressure
Navigation lights Courtesy lights Navigation instruments Radar GPS Autopilot Laptop (screen saver off!) Depth Sounder VHF and SSB Radios
Ditch bag out, checked against inventory, and items added: Charged sat phone H.H. GPS w/ fresh bats Charged H.H. VHF GPIRB (test first) Life raft check (expiration date, accesibility) Life raft out in saloon for easy deployment PFDs checked (esp auto-inflation cartridges & exp dates); WORN AT ALL TIMES WHEN ON DECK Dogs in harnesses; canine PFDs out. Jacklines deployed on foredeck. Attachment cords out. Personal whistles, flashlights (checked) and knives out; WORN AT ALL TIMES WHEN ON DECK Sea anchor checked and prepared for use.
Rest of Boat
Secure cargo Secure living spaces Upper deck (boom, fenders, propane, dinghy, gasoline, dock boxes) Lazarette Foredeck (anchors, hose, lines) Cockpit Lock all drawers and closets Propane secured: Tanks closed + solenoid fuse OFF at main panel (including barbecue!) Unplug coffee pot and toaster oven Review weather updates, tide and current info Easy-to-eat provisions ready Anti-motion sickness medication taken and easily available Hatches and portholes locked shut Prepare underway sleeping quarters Review planned course and alternates
Close unneeded thru hulls
Washer Dryer Holding Tank (both) Forward head PH A/C (unless too hot) Salon A/C (unless too hot)
PRE-DEPARTURE CHECKLIST FOR OFF-SHORE PASSAGES