Check power steering and power trim oil levels.
Sea Water Impellers: Sea water impellers are better when freshly changed in the Spring, just prior to Spring start up.
Strainers – Check your strainers to make sure they are clean and clear.
SAFETY:Test Your CO, Smoke & Fume Detectors: Test all the units onboard since both types have buttons or switches for testing purposes.
EPIRBS: Check the expiration date on the side of the unit: If close to expiration date send out for battery replacement. If you do not have one consider purchasing one. Make sure to register it with the US coast guard. Flare Expiration Date: If it is within 90 days you’ll need to replace them. Dipose of them by giving them to your local fire department.
Inspections: This goes for Life Raft & Ditch Bag. If inspection is due send it with the hydrostatic release to an authorized facility to be repacked.
Personal Flotation Devices: Make sure you have the correct number and size for the passengers you are likely to have on board. For inflatable PFDs determine that the CO2 cylinder is fully charged. Replace the water activated bobbin on each one. If your PFD has a strobe light make sure to replace the battery.
MISCALLANEOUS:Ground tackle. Check that the nylon rode is in good shape, thimbles are sound and the shackle pins are tight and properly secured with stainless steel wire or UV resistant ty wrap.
Replace Flashlight Batteries – Tip: if you load the batteries in backwards you can avoid draining in the case that the light is inadvertently turned on. When needed you can easily load them in the right way.
Check Your Navigation Lights. Replace bulbs and clean up the contacts and lens.
Marine Exam: Courtesy, if you contact your local US coast gueard auxiliary or US power squadron. Inquire about a courtesy marine exam CME. A certified inspector can check your vessel and make recommendations for any safety upgrades. This service is free and a current CME sticker displayed on your boat can sometimes help avoid Coast Guard or local law enforcement patrol stops to check your gear.
As always, SI Yachts is here to help! We want your Spring commission to be an enjoyable & seamless transition into the 2018 boating season. Contact us today to schedule your Spring commission 718.984.7676; you’ll be glad you did!
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