run & test port start/idle/full ahead/astern/stop
run & test stbd. start/idle/full ahead/astern/stop
Is alarm system operational?
Proper instrument readings.
Observe exhaust water discharge for proper volume
Feel exhaust hose for heat as evidence of H2O restriction in exhaust elbow
Smooth operation? Excessive smoke exhaust, smell in & out of engine room
Operational bilge blower
Sea trial-check for vibrations & misalignment
Preseason dive/hull inspection
engine grounding plate
tie down & labeling
switchover – emergency start
Test operation of Lectrasan (check correct gauge reading)
Check through hull valves for leaks, free operation & corrosion, check hoses & clamps
Hoses double clamped?
Open & service in-line strainers, check for leaks, remote bilge & sump pumps & filters.
Automatic Bilge Pumps-confirm operation of float switches.
Manual Bilge Pumps-confirm operation and strainer installed at pick up, handle secured?
Sump Pump-confirm operation, strainer cleaned & installed, float switch operation?
Fresh Water Pressure System-confirm operation of pump & all related fixtures.
Head operation-confirm operation, check for leaks, lube as needed.
Y-Valves-confirm operation, lube as needed, handle restrained per USCG?
Age of hoses (under 5 years)
Holding Tanks-check for leaks & odors, deck pump out cap free, tank empty? Flush with clean water.
Macerator: confirm operation, leaks or odor, momentary switch at pump
Macerator: verify pump actually discharges liquids
Wire tie head Y-Valve discharge to prevent direct dumping from heads
Bilges clean/free of debris
Rust in engine compartment
Clean engine room
Steering-check cable tension routing & condition (chafe).
Steering-Hydraulic, check fluid level in reservoir, check for leaks, inspect hoses & rudder linkage.
Engine controls-proper adjustment smooth operation.
Engine Exhaust System double clamped, hoses checked.
Engine Hoses & cable inspected for chafe.
Sea Strainer checked; service strainer & O-rings
Stuffing Box-check hose, double clamp if needed, is there adjustment left or does it require repacking?
Corrosion on adjacent surfaces? Spray deflector needed?
Windshield wipers & motor
Check battery condition with load tester
check operation of all lights in cabins
check operation of all courtesy lights
check fan operation
Check battery fluid level, terminals clean & tight
Cables neatly organized (they don’t block battery fill caps)
Battery boxes secured & covered
DC switch panel-test all circuits, lights, pumps, electronics, etc. (all switches labeled?)
Navigation lights checked-running lights, steaming light, anchor light, compass & instruments
12 Volt plug in at or near each steering station
Do all switches work?
Stock of distilled water for Batteries
Power cord condition, cord end fittings & receptacles
Operate major AC appliances: H2O heater, cabin heat, refrigerators, chargers.
GFI installed in galley, heads & exterior?
AC adapters-15-30 AMP & 20/30 AMP in ships inventory? 50 AMP?
Operate AC generator & confirm proper output.
Extension cord adaptor
check shore power connection/generator switchover (correctly labeled)
Dinghy & Accessories
O/B Mounting Bracket
Oars, patch kit, plug, pump, gear bag
O/B fuel can – mark with fuel type
Inflatable dinghy-hold pressure
Name & hailing port
O/B Motor HP
Check lower unit oil
Moving parts lubricated
Rust preventer sprayed on all engine & metal parts
Are all metal parts rust free?
Are water drain holes in gear housing open so water can drain out?
Engine starts and runs
Spare shear pins & spark plugs
Snaps & Fasteners
lazy bag and lazy jacks
mainsail. jib, gennaker, spinnaker
shrouds and turnbuckles
ball bearing luff cars (operation, condition, spares)
running back stays
mast/through deck fitting
mast mounted equipment
cotter pin and locks
antennae and radar mounts
deck, nav, search lights
Mooring & Anchoring
Anchor chain markings
Anchor packages (2) (stowage system for 300’ mooring line)
Anchor windlass operation
Fenders (4) & Spares (2) (optional)
Markings both primary and secondary chain/rode-distances noted in manual
Measurements of both size & length for chain/rode-noted in inventory/manual
Extra mooring line length ft. Size
Storage lockers/drains and ventilation
Gel Coat Repairs (kit)
Bright work Varnish
Canadian Courtesy Flag
Shower curtains/teak grates/shower sumps
Door & locksets (interior & exterior)
Refrigerator Drain Plugs
Refrigerator Shelf hangers/clips
Stove knobs & pot holders
Machinery: Main Engines & Generator
Check fluid levels-glycol, oil, trans oil
Inspect water fuel separator for contamination
Check belt tension & condition
Inspect air intake screen or filter & replace or clean as needed
Determine oil & filter service history. Service required Y N
Electronics & Navigation
VHF radio(s)-test operation on CH16 & 68, antenna connection tight
Depth sounder in good operation, clean knot meter paddlewheel
Loran/GPS & Radar-test operation
Chart plotter-test operation, inventory cartridges
Stereo-test operation of received & tape/CD deck, check all speakers
Compass alignment needed? Deviation table posted
TV/VCR test operation of both
Are operation manuals on board for all equipment
Weather boots/covers on exposed switches
Spare Parts inventory complete (see attachment)
Spares in storage box (put in proper storage area)
Tools: condition, adequate inventory in box (put in dry storage area)
Spare keys (6)
Stove LPG /Electric System to code
Propane compartment open to living spaces
Weather boots on all exposed toggle & push button switches
Expiration date for old propane bottles
Deck Hardware & Hatches
check trampoline condition, lashing
Check hatches – mounting, drains, locks, location
deck hardware backing plates
vents – drainage
lockers and latches
stanchions and mounting
sink and drain
saltwater/fresh water system
Check heater operation
Check air-conditioning operation in each cabin
Salt water wash down & hose
washer drier operation
Check davit winch; proper lead? frayed cables? Remote Control.
Check O/B for operation; locking method.
Operation Manuals-are they in with the other ships papers? Do they cover operation of all systems
check life raft expiration, location, access, lashing
under hull/bridgedeck lifelines
transom boarding ladder and access from water for re-entry
PFD’s sleeping capacity plus 2, plus 2 child’s (optional)
Flares-3 handheld or 3 meteor flares, check expiration date (3 years from the month indicated on the
Ships bell-all boats
Air horn-all boats (back up handheld for power boats)
Fire extinguishers-how many check expiration date – –
Throw able ring or horseshoe with line or life sling
First Aid Kit-contents & condition, replace as needed
Life lines & railings-tension & condition of cables, stanchions, railings & gates
USCG auxiliary inspection
Barbecue securely mounted to rail
Check tanks for condition-rusty? Securely mounted? Enclosure vented? Bottle expiration?
Operate all propane appliances – all stove burners & oven
Check hose & connections for wear or chafe from tank to appliance