Boat's License Number
Hull Identification Number
Port of Embarkation
Port of Disembarkation
Have I checked the latest weather report and tides/currents?
Have I filed a float plan?
To whom did I share it with?
Have I identified non-swimmers?
Have I identified a second-in-command?
Have I diligently accomplished the Boat Safety Equipment Checklist?
Have I shared with the crew and passengers the location of the safety equipment?
Have I demonstrated the engine shutdown technique?
Have I checked bilges and pump dry if there is water present?
Did I run the blower for at least 4 minutes? [Only applicable if gasoline is inboard]
Have I checked lubricating oil?
Have I checked fuel level?
Did I make sure buzzers sound on engine panel?
Have I checked the cooling water and oil pressure?
Did I try to fit and attach the kill switch lanyard?
On The Water
Have I familiarized myself with the waters I'm navigating?
Am I using VHF radio weather channels to continuously be alert?
Do I know where the nearest harbor is?
Where is it?
Am I monitoring fuel consumption?
Am I ready to lend assistance in case of emergency?
Return to the Dock
Have I moored the boat correctly (with bow, stern, spring lines, and fenders)?
Did I ensure snubbers are in place, and lines are protected from chafe?
Did I pump the holding tank?
Always-on loads (automatic bilge pump, alarms, clocks) are on?
Non-essential loads (running lights, VHF, Stereo, etc) are off?
Is the shorepower cable connected and battery on?
Have I filled-out, signed, and dated the logbook?
Have I called the person I shared the float plan with?