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    A couple others here had mentioned having checklists for their boating/fishing trips and I thought since I keep forgetting things I'd made these up and post them in the garage, truck, and boat, take a look and see if I'm missing anything. Safety gear is always in the boat and ready so its not specifically on a list.

    Leaving House
    Boat Keys (in boat)
    Transom Straps
    Boat Drain Plug in Truck
    Boat Safety Chain
    Trailer Light Plug
    Trailer Safety Chains
    Outboards in Up Position
    Winch Strap Hooked
    Dinghy Strapped Down
    Hip waders
    Sun glasses
    Rain Gear (Coat, Hat)
    Oversize Sign
    Oversize Permit
    Gun(s) and Ammo
    Extra Truck Tranny Fluid
    Bike and Bike Lock
    Bait & Fishing Gear

    Pre Launch Prep at Ramp
    Drain Plug In
    Belly Hold Ball Valve Closed
    Transom Straps Off
    Boat Safety Chain (at ramp bottom)
    Winch Strap Unhooked (bottom)
    Fenders Out
    Dock Lines ready
    VHF Antenna Up
    Oversize Sign Off Boat

    Post Launch
    Fenders In
    Dock Lines Stowed
    Crew Safety/Emergency Brief

    Pre Recovery
    Fenders Out
    Boat Hook Ready
    Dock Lines Ready
    Recovery Plan Briefed

    At Dock
    Outboards Up
    Truck Keys in Pocket
    Heater Turned Off
    Electronics Turned Off

    On Trailer Post Recovery
    Drain Plug Out
    Belly Hold Ball Valve Open
    Antenna Down
    Transom Straps On and Checked
    Fenders In and Stowed
    Dock Lines Stowed
    Safety Chain checked
    Winch Strap checked
    Oversize Sign On
    Dinghy Strapped Down
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    This is my list, notice what is at the top. A lot of stuff just stays on the boat all season. And like you there is a copy at the house, in the boat, in the truck and a few more scattered around.

    Coffee
    Diesel for Wallas
    Spare gas
    Gas up 2hp
    Extra gas for 2hp
    Fish bait
    Shrimp bait
    Check tire pressure
    Drain water tank
    Fill Water tank
    Fishing poles
    Tackle box
    Shrimp pots
    Line tub
    Ice for fish box
    Ice for cooler
    Rags
    Dish towels
    Buckets
    Dink Motor mount
    Pot line
    TP
    Paper towels


    Before Leaving:
    Put in plug
    Sacure safty strap
    Check lights
    Tire presure
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    Great List! May I add a spare cabin key in your wallet or somewhere outside the cabin on the boat in case you or a guest accidently locks you out.

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    Thanks! I'd forgotten fill and drain water, rags & dish towels. The key I've already got stashed on the boat.

    Heh, I've forgotten almost every one of the things on my list at one time or another.

    As far as coffee goes, I've started buying the Starbucks instant coffee and keeping it on the boat, its the best instant I've ever found, better than most restaurant brewed, 1 packet makes 2 cups.
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    Those Starbucks instant packs are about as good as instant can get, but his guy will make you 8 cups of almost espresso strength coffee in nothing flat; I have one on the boat and one at the house.
    They come in 2,4,6 and 8 cup sizes.
    Can't lock my cabin from outside but have two sets inside with floats attached at all times.
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    Nice coffee maker, I'll have to check it out.

    Added "Brief passangers on marine head usage" to my post launch

    I've been telling people the person who clogs it will be the person who unclogs it.
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    I think at some point in time you have to limit the check list to items or procedures most important, or at some point the list becomes a burden.
    BTW, that Bialetti makes 12 cups...man I like my coffee. Check them out on Amazon or buy locally at Habitat in the University center.
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    Quote Originally Posted by breausaw View Post
    [FONT=Calibri][SIZE=3]Can't lock my cabin from outside but have two sets inside with floats attached at all times
    Its easy to do with a Hewes, just accidently flip the red switch down on the inside of the door, close the door and its a done deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by breausaw View Post
    I think at some point in time you have to limit the check list to items or procedures most important, or at some point the list becomes a burden.
    BTW, that Bialetti makes 12 cups...man I like my coffee. Check them out on Amazon or buy locally at Habitat in the University center.
    Also known as a Moka pot. Good stuff. On the boat I use a coffee press. I used to rough it with the old coffee pot that would perc and get grounds in my coffee, but then my wife civilized me. At least that's what she thinks she did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skydiver View Post
    On the boat I use a coffee press.
    A coffee press! Thats getting added to my list by golly! I'm tired of running out of melitta filters and having to use paper towels.
    Excellent lists BTW, try as I might I couldn't think of anything you were missing.
    Hey Maast I can't wait for the winterizing check-list thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullbush View Post
    Hey Maast I can't wait for the winterizing check-list thread.
    Heh, that ones short:

    motor drained and blown out w/ canned air
    fuel line water separator removed and drained
    stabil in gas tank
    water tank drained
    chartplotter and fishfinder removed (BTW does freezing really damage LCD screens??)
    dinghy deflated
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maast View Post
    chartplotter and fishfinder removed (BTW does freezing really damage LCD screens??)
    hmm I've never heard that but it makes perfect sense.
    I always raise my antennas because I worry about snow load on them
    Hey what about blocking your trailer because of snow weight on your tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maast View Post
    ............................
    As far as coffee goes, I've started buying the Starbucks instant coffee and keeping it on the boat, its the best instant I've ever found, better than most restaurant brewed, 1 packet makes 2 cups.
    +1 ... Try the Starbucket's Instant coffee in the individual packet at Costco.... it's pretty darn good....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullbush View Post
    ..raise my antennas ...blocking your trailer because of snow weight on your tires?
    Good idea on the trailer and tires, I'll have to give the antenna raising a bit of thought - but it sounds good.
    I never fogged my Yam75, but I'm going to fog my Zuke 250, it cant hurt and the motor is so expensive its worth almost any preventative.
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