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    Pre Cruise checklist and longer term checklists…

    Im amazed how long it takes me to learn something’s and the mistakes…

    I probably could have avoided two major engine failures with a good pre cruise run down. So now I don’t start the boat without checking:

    E/G in heat exchanger and tank
    bilge Pumps and float switches

    whats your routine and what else should I add?

    For those who don't mind making notes for themselves, attach a note to your ignition key, and wire them both to the helm wheel.
    Same with drain plugs, seawater pump impellers, H/E pencil anodes, or anything that has been removed and must go back in, etc.
    Start your list and keep a pen near by...... trust me, it will grow!

    Now...... regarding the rest of that list:
    Good Tequila, mixer and lots of ice.

    Rick E. (aka RicardoMarine) Gresham, Oregon
    2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
    Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
    Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
    Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

    Please, no PMs. Ask your questions on forum.


    • builderdude
      builderdude commented
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      Or bourbon 🥃 😁


    Rick, I welded my first engine cause I left the raw water intake closed. Notes are a great point - should have hook my keys on the seacock.


      Now...... regarding the rest of that list:
      Good Tequila, mixer and lots of ice.


      Tequila or Bourbon would do just fine.


        If there are new people on board, a quick briefing on the locations of life vests, first aid kit and distress signals.

        Also, before leaving the dock, I power up all of the electronics needed and test tension in the hydraulic steering system.
        Edd M. Schillay
        Captain of the "Starship Enterprise" / NCC-1701-C
        2002 Bayliner 3788
        Venice Yacht Club / Venice Island, FL

        Our prime directive: Wherever we go, we go boldly.


          This was a recent subject several times. I did a search here on the BoC using checklist resulting in several different types of lists. Here’s one thread:
          There are enough that you could and should take a look and determine which items are appropriate to you.
          P/C Pete
          Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
          1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
          Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
          MMSI 367770440