Dinghies, keelboats and multihulls - equipment to consider
- Boats suitable and sufficient for the activity you are delivering and the people likely to use them?
- Boats able to be rigged for the activity you deliver?
- Hulls watertight, in a good state of repair and clean?
- Fittings and toe straps in good order?
- Halyards of sufficient length and in good condition?
- Sheets of sufficient length, appropriate diameter and material?
- Shrouds and rigging in good order, with no protruding strands?
- Shroud pins and split rings taped?
- Painters attached to a strong point?
- Rudders, centreboards / daggerboards / keels in good condition?
- Sails in good condition?
- Systems for reefing afloat in good working order
- Alternative means for propulsion and anchoring in place? (if required by the operating area)
- Righting lines (multihulls) in place and effective
- Mast head floats considered
- Cleats, self bailers and other deck / hull fittings working effectively?
- Devices for securing a keel or weighted centreboard fitted and in use?
- The owner’s manual and rigging guide (or equivalent) available to everyone who uses the boat?
- Boats able to be stored safely, securely and accessibly?
- Launching trolleys well maintained, inspected regularly for defects, in good working order and do people know how to use them?
Keelboats - procedures could either allow for operation: