Chrysler 26
Last updated: January 7, 2018
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A 1979 Chrysler 26 Sailboat
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LEAVING THE BOAT CHECKLIST

Here is a check list when you return hot and/or tired from you sailing adventure. It is easy to forget something. Leaving the Boat Checklist was developed from Sailing the Catalina 320 Single Handed: Part III - Returning to Berth

  1. Detach the main halyard from the mainsail and attach it to the mast; replace the mainsail cover
  2. Secure halyards to avoid halyard slap
  3. Check all lines going to the cockpit for proper tension; close all rope clutches; tidy lines
  4. Store winch handles and the boat hook
  5. Lift outboard
  6. Replace plastic covers on compass and outside electronics
  7. Switch off all electronics, turn main panel and autohelm switches to OFF
  8. Stow life horseshoe buoy, life jackets, binoculars, camera and other materials
  9. Lock storage lazerette
  10. Check that the forward hatch and other ports are closed
  11. Remove any food not intended to stay on board
  12. Close sea cocks and inspect the head and bilge to see that all is normal
  13. Store the stern flag if used
  14. Complete ship's log
  15. Take companionway boards from storage and pass them to the cockpit
  16. Check for car and club keys; take the cell phone
  17. Grab gear and food bags and leave the cabin
  18. Close up and lock the companionway
  19. Go to the dock with the gear bag; close the lifelines
  20. Check dock lines and fenders