Category Archives: Leaving Boat Checklist

Leaving Boat Checklist

  • Secure flybridge and deck.
  • Close propane tank’s valve.
  • Install Instrument covers on flybridge instruments.
  • Discontinue power to flybridge instruments and utility outlets.
  • Discontinue power to Garmin® Autopilot pump via engine room circuit breaker.
  • Stow/secure SSB/VHF radio antennae.
  • Stow dinghy and dinghy gasoline container.
  • Lock deckbox.
  • Stow tools
  • Finalize arrangements for emergency access to vessel and/or storm-tie vessel.
  • Verify operation of Siren Marine® boat system/shore power monitor.
  • Close and secure hatches, windows.
  • Discontinue power to propulsion engine.
  • Secure engine key.
  • Shut off 700W Xantrex® inverter.
  • Defrost/secure fridge/freezer.
  • Pump out holding tank; secure heads.
  • Discontinue dock water at pedestal and at onboard fresh water inlet.
  • Stow TV.
  • Disconnect salon DC utility outlet.
  • Remove coffee maker filter, clean coffee maker
  • Empty trash cans, remove trash from vessel.
  • Final check dock line placement and tension.
  • Final check fender placement.
  • Final check shore power connections and slack in shore power cords.
  • Leave thru-hull diagram on salon table.
  • Set Heat Pump to “dehumidify” mode.
  • Remove batteries from smoke detectors and CO detectors.
  • Secure PORT salon door.
  • Shut off all AC/DC electrics (except house battery charger, refrigerator based on duration of absence).
  • Secure boarding steps.
  • Lock STBD salon door upon departure.