CHECKLISTS FOR MOTOR BOATS OF ANY KIND

The suggested checklist below should be modified to suit your own craft.
However the items shown here should be the minimum for any checklist.
Put it in a waterproof holder and USE IT.

Before Start

 Gas Cylinder(s) Master OFF
Battery Master Switches ON (NEVER TURN OFF WHEN ENGINE IS RUNNING)
Check Lazaret bilges for water
Run Blower Fan for 30 secs Check Gas Detector is GREEN
Check Engine bilges
Check Engine oil, water, fuel filter and belts
C heck engine cooling water intake filter
Test low oil pressure warning
Confirm sufficient fuel + reserve for estimated cruise.

After Start & Running

Check oil pressure rising on start up
Check good outflow of water from exhaust
As required turn Gas / Fridge / Sounder / Radio - ON
Check all mooring lines stowed safely
While running check temperature & pressure at regular intervals
Ensure engine rpm is low (1000rpm) for at least 1 min before shutting down

After Final Shutdown

Secure the mooring lines
All hatches closed (cabin and saloon)
All loose items stowed
Turn Gas / Fridge / Sounder / Radio - OFF
Battery Master Switches OFF
Secure the boat

EXIT