Planning and Preparation for pleasure craft trips

Sea-worthiness checks (pre & post-season

  • Check the hull for cracks or other
  • Check the electrical, fuel, propulsion and cooling
  • Make sure the throttle and steering work
  • Check the
  • Check all hoses and lines for leaks or cracks and replace if
  • Make sure all clamps and belts are secure and in good
  • Inspect, clean and replace spark plugs if
  • Check and change oil and water filters if
  • Check the battery’s
  • Make sure the drainage plug is in
  • Carry spare plugs for all through hull
  • Make sure the load on your boat (gear and occupants) is well
  • Run the blowers for four minutes before starting the engine(s)