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Fueled up...

Is the car full of fuel?

Is the boat full of fuel?

Boat trailer tyres inflated properly?

Is the trailer connected to car correctly?

Is the towbar riser attached and secure?

Is the trailer latch secure?

Is the electrical plug connected to car?

Are the chains connected to the car and crossed?

Is the hand brake off and in "open" position?

Is the lock attached to the towbar coupling?

Take photo of Lock on trailer coupling.

Do the brake lights work?

Which ones don't work?

Do both indicators work?

Which ones don't work?

Is the boat tied down correctly?

Have you taken the cover off the boat?

Are the rear straps secure and tight?


Is the front strap secure and tight?


Is the winch strap and chain connected to the boat?

Is the winch handle in the car?

Is the ladder up and secure?

Is the Bimini strapped down?

Are you ready to leave?

Take photo of boat on back of car
Legal requirements...


20L Fuel drum

20L Water drum

Life Jackets for 7

V Sheet


At boat ramp

Getting boat ready for water...

Is the Bimini untied and erected?

Have both rear straps been released and stored?

Has the front strap been released and stored?

Has the chain been undone and the winch connected?

Are the keys in the boat?

Is the BUNG plug in?


Are you doing water sports?

Ropes in boat?

Tube rope

Ski Rope

Wake boards in boat?



Knee boards in boat?

Water skis in boat?

Tow tube in boat?

Hats and sun cream?

Does everyone on board have a lifevest?

Are you fishing?

All rods in boat?

Tackle in boat?

Bucket for fish?

Hats and sun cream?


Launching the boat

Everything ready to go...

Does everyone have towels on the boat?

Is the BUNG plug in?


Let's rock

Photo bomb!!!
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.