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GENERAL

Bldr/Model
Year
Rig
Length
Registry
Last Survey
Ships Papers
Certificate of Registry Date
FCC Station License Date
Customs Date

SAILS

Sail Inventory/Age
Storm Sails
Repair Kit
Sail Handling
Roller furling

SAIL CONTROLS

Halyards
Sheets
Reefing
Cunningham
Travellers
Fairleads
Lazy Jacks
Boom Vang
Preventer

GROUND TACKLE & DOCKING

Anchor(s) on board (Type & weight)
Anchor chain
Length
Condition
Age
Marking
Chain Locker
General stowage
Bitter end secured

ANCHOR WINDLASS

Controls
Power source
Last used/tested

MOORING LINES

Count
Stowage
Length and Condition
Fenders
Count
Stowage Location
Condition
Fender Planks

STANDING RIGGING & SPARS

Stays
Shrouds
Mast Base
Mast head
Boom, boom crutch, topping lift
Chafing protection
Cotter Pins

SAFETY & EMERGENCY GEAR

Navigation Lights
Functional Check
Alternates
Spares
Lifelines
Jacklines
Man Overboard Module
EPIRBS
PFDs
Safety Harnesses
MOB Recovery
Fire Extinguishers
Location & Type(s)
Hull Penetrations
Normal closure functional
Tools required
Emergency Plugs
Ditch Bag
Life Raft
Capacity
Service Date
Stowage
Flares
Fog Signaling
Bell

DINGHY

Stowage
Age & condition
Motor and fuel stowage
Oars
Painters

ELECTRONICS

Marine VHF
HF SSB
Station License
Call sign
FRS
Radar

NAVIGATION/PUBS/CHARTS

Primary method
Power source
Spares
Alternate Method(s)
Hand Bearing Compass
Manual plotting tools
Paper charts on board
(current editions)
Tide/Current Tables
Reed's/Eldridge/Government
Sailing Guides/Light lists
Navigation Rules

STEERING

Steering System
Spares
Autopilot
Spares
Emergency steering
Method
Stowage
Rigging
Tools required

ELECTRICAL DC

Batteries
Age
Condition
Capacity
Secure stowage for knockdown/rollover
Fuse protection (Spares)
Battery switching
Electrolyte Level
Charging System
Capacity
Belts
Spares

ELECTRICAL AC

AC Distribution Panel
Genset
Capacity
Location
Starting
Controls
AC Shore Power
Capacity
Connections
Cable stowage/condition
Procedures for connecting and disconnecting
Safety grounding
Inverter
Location
Capacity
Procedures for connecting and disconnecting

CABIN

Companionway closure
Hand holds
Berthing
Lee Cloths
Deck Leaks
Bilge Pump(s)
Location(s)
Power source
Switching
Alarm protection

GALLEY

Stove fuel
Propane locker
Gimballing and fiddles
Fire Extinguisher(s)
Propane solenoid
Spares
Sink stoppers

POTABLE WATER

Tankage
Capacity
Deck Fills
Deck Fill key
PW Service valving
Vents
Sanitary fill hose
PW Pump
Location
Filters
Controls
Spares

HOT WATER HEATER

Location
Power source(s)
Controls
Spares
Sinks
Showers
Bottled water
Water Maker

SANITARY

Heads
Controls
Hull Valves
Interior Valves
Procedures
Spares
Holding Tank(s)
Shifting procedures
Pump-out procedures

REFRIGERATION

Method
Controls

TOOLS

General Purpose Tools
Rigging Cutter
Electrical
Mechanical

WATCH ROUTINE

Watch Bill
Deck Log
Routine Inspections
Safety Gear
Dark adaption/Night vision
Watch augmentation
Calling the Captain
Communications guard
Use of Radar
Sail changes/reefing