1.1. First Aid Kit - Onboard vessel and secured into storage

1.2. Life Jackets for all passengers - Whistle and Strobes attached?

1.3. Flashlight - Confirm working?

1.4. Do you have a knife Onboard?

1.5. Do you have adequate fresh drinking water for all persons and pets onboard for trip?

1.6. Do you have a paddle or oar in the event of an engine failure?

1.7. Is anchor securely stowed in storage compartment? Good condition (rope/chain)?

1.8. Is fire extinguisher onboard and securely fastened?

1.9. Marine VHF portable radio onboard working and fully charged?

1.10. GPS functioning / Compass functioning / Maps and charts of area?

1.11. Tool kit onboard and stowed? Crescent wrench, screwdrivers, pliers, spark plugs.


2.1. Visual inspection of hull for cracks or signs of damage?

2.2. Visually inspect engine propellor (cracks, chips, damage, loose)?

Photo of any damage

2.3. Do you have key to boat, check that floatations keychain is attached?

2.4. Check horn / Lights / Battery Level / Steering ?

2.5. Has MAIN fuel tank been topped up to FULL?

Slide to indicate fuel level in MAIN tank.
Fuel: Use old rule of thumb; Use 1/3rd of fuel in your tank to get there, 1/3rd to get back to boat launch area, and last 1/3rd as an Emergency Back Up.

2.6. Has AUXILIARY fuel tank been topped up to FULL?

Slide to indicate fuel level in AUX tank.

2.7. Check Oil. Is oil level within safe operating level?

2.8. Check all hoses and lines for leaks or cracks and replace If necessary?

2.9. Check battery charge, is battery fully charged?

2.10. Is usable load distribute equally within the vessel and secured?

2.11. *** Is hull drain plug in and secure?


3.1. Has recent weather forecast been checked for area?

Date and time of last weather update?

3.2. Are there any weather warnings expected during anticipated trip?


4.1. Do you have Vessel Registration and Owners Documents onboard?

4.2. Do you have a copy of Insurance Documents onboard?

4.3. Boating Licenses "Pleasure Craft Operator Cards" - must accompany operators?


Have all passengers been briefed on location of "Emergency Supplies"?

Are all passengers wearing an approved PFD?

Instruct all passengers on location of VHF Emergency Radio and it's operation - "Channel 16 Emergency"

5. TRIP PLAN INFORMATION - Required for Search & Rescue Services

Our vessel is a 2014 Bayliner Element
Length Overall: 16'2"
Beam: 7'5"
Weight: 1570 ibs
Fuel Capacity: 45.42 liters
People Capacity: 6
Engine: 60 hp Four Stroke Mercury "Bigfoot" outboard
* 500-gph Bilge Pump

Departure Coordinates

Add location
Photo of Departure Launch Area

Owner / Operators: Bradley A.Sweet & Joanne Sweet
Address: 23810 Maple Ridge, British Columbia Canada, V2W 1B5
Telephone: (604) 476-0863 home / Bradley cell (778) 242-0862 / Joanne cell (604) 317-0996

Type of VHF Radio on board:
Channel Monitored:

Type of "Safety Equipment" carried:

Lower Mainland Departure Points


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Captain Bradley A. Sweet
Captain Joanne Sweet
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.