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Pre-departure Checklist

Before you leave, you should know the location, operation and condition of all of the following items and verify that they are satisfactory for the purpose of your charter.

o   Safety Equipment — all required signalling, bailing, COB and fire equipment

o   Check the running lights -- including masthead and anchor lights are working.

o   Sails and Rigging — main and headsails, sheets, halyards, reefing lines

o   Fluid Levels — fuel, water, heating and cooking fuels

o   Engine — operation, oil, coolant, belts, spare parts

o   12V System — isolator switch, refrigeration, heater, lights, accessories

o   120 Volt System — charger, outlets, water heater

o   Fresh Water System — tanks, valves, filter, pumps, deck fills

o   Waste System — head, seacocks, waste tanks and pumpouts

o   6 PFDs should be stored in the v-berth and aft cabins.  Make sure there is a PFD that fits each person on board.  Try them on and make sure they fit

o   Brief your crewHere is a suggested briefing list from

We recommend that everyone, especially children, wear a PFD at all times when in the open cockpit or going forward on deck.  Nobody ever expects to fall overboard, but it happens, often without any warning.

Children’s lifejackets are available through the office. Please return these after the trip to ensure they are not counted as adult jackets by accident on future trips.

Details on all of the above items are covered in this manual and should be understood before your charter or consulted after you arrive on the boat.

After you have reviewed the manual and inspected the boat, please speak to one of our dock staff, then fill out and sign the pre-departure checklist.

Please be certain to report any damage or deficiencies you find. Reporting pre-existing issues you find releases you from being held responsible for previous damage.

Many of the preparation steps have been done for you and initialled by one of our staff, but a prudent mariner always double-checks their equipment.

Full details: The current official Cooper Boating Policy Document

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