Sea Checklist

  • Engine   
    • Check oil and filter
    • Check antifreeze level
    • Check fuel filters
    • Check transmission fluid
    • Check battery electrolyte levels
    • Check stuffing box
    • Check wire on transmission flange
    • Check impeller and not leaking
    • Put oil-zorb in drip pan
    • Clean both raw water strainers
    • Fill fuel tank and jerry jugs
    • Lash down jerry jugs and dinghy gas tanks
    • Add diesel biocide
  • Galley
    • Select forward water tank
    • Clean icebox seawater strainer at pump
    • Clean galley seawater strainer at pump
    • Check stove propane
    • Check for enough BBQ propane
    • Provisions
    • Take out trash
    • Put baking soda in icebox
    • Fill water tanks and add Clorox
    • Stow hose aboard
  • Safety
    • Rig swim ladder deployment system
    • Tie down pelican hooks on lifeline gates
    • Rig jacklines
    • Securely lash anchors
    • Secure hawsepipes
    • Turn ventilators aft
    • Check and rate watch
    • Charge drill
    • Charge VHFs
    • Pound on all fire extinguishers
  • Dinghy
    • Take dinghy out of water, hose off salt, and let dry
    • Deflate dinghy
    • Roll it up tight and stow in bag
    • Stow oars with dinghy in bag
    • Secure dinghy below deck in V-berth
    • Securely lash outboard
  • Other
    • Check autopilot hydraulic fluid
    • Stow electric cable
    • Stow electrical adapters
    • Spray WD-40 on tools
    • Install Hydrovane rudder
    • Check radar "zero" direction