The Captain Rob Cozen
Certified Marine Surveyor NewsLetter
June 2000 Archive
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- Are lines tight so boat won't move.
- Are decks dry so no one will fall while boarding.
- Is there someone to help others board.
- Are there people on dock to help with dock lines.
- ENGINE STARTING
- Are engine-cooling seacocks open. Check exhaust.
- Check oil pressure and water temperature.
- SAFETY CHECKS
- Check radio.
- Check horn.
- Check P.F.D.'s - Let everyone know where they are.
- Check decks for wetness or oil.
- No oil based suntan lotion.
- Is First Aid Kit well stocked ?
- Throwable buoy or lifering.
- Have you practiced man-overboard procedures?
- Be seated.
- If you drink, stay off the helm.
- Have a lookout at all times.
- Announce oncoming wakes - reduce throttle.
- Be courteous - know the Rules of the Road.
- Dont make sudden turns or course changes.
- Enjoy yourself, but be a safe boater.
- Learn proper sound signals.
- RETURNING TO MARINA
- Be sure no one is coming out before . re-entering marina
- Keep Tow throttle inside marina.
- Assign jobs to crew to assist in docking.
- Practice docking. -
- Tie boat up correctly - mark lines for consistency.
- Clean-up topside and below.
- Be sure seacocks are closed before leaving.
- Make log entries.
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