Before leaving harbour
Before casting off we recommend that you along with the boat owner make a detailed inspection of the boat. The more accurate you are, the less trouble or problems during the rental period.
- Check thehull,mast, boomandrub rails. Make a notealong with theboat owneronanyvisible damage. Thispreventsdiscussions upon return.
- Set the jib and mainsail before setting off to make sure all is ok.
- Dealing withanchor andwindlass. Alsothe length of theanchor lineandanchor chain.
- Are there spare anchor(s)?
- Where is the mooring lines and fenders?
- Are there extra ropes, winch handle?
- Where are thelife jackets,safety harnessesand fire extinguishers?
- Test all lights and lighting. Are there spare bulbs?
- How does the bilge pump work?
- Is there a ladder? How to get person who has fallen overboard back onboard again?
- Where arethe batteries and do they workproperly?
- How long time can I use the batteries without charging? Has the motor got a separate battery?
- Fuses and spare fuses?
- Thorough review of all instruments and switches on the instrument panel.
- Recommended speed,oil pressure and water temp of the engine.
- How to read the fuel/ oil and water levels?
- Managing the toilet.
- Check the hull fittings and associated cranes
Food / Water
- How does thestove and oven work?
- What is the fuel for these and how do you fill the new fuel?
- How is the fridge (and freezer) handled?
- Watercapacity?, water tank? Where do I find the filler cap?
- Where are thecharts? Istherechartsfor yoursailingroute?
- How does the VHF work?
- How does GPS and other navigational equipment work?
- If the the dinghy is inflatable,where isthe pump?
- Oars? Fuel tank?
- How does the outboard work?
- Is there an extra shear pin to the propeller?
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