Boat Safety Inspection


The inspection is to be conducted by the Non-boater (partner) for each club tournament and a report rendered to the designated Tournament Committee member that the boat is safe to fish.

( ) Prior to launch – Insure the drain plug is installed

( ) Navigation Lights, installed and operational

( ) Kill switch – Functional and attached to the operators PFD

( ) PFD’s (Life Vests), USCG approved – Type I, II, III fits and can be zippered, hooked and/or snapped secure.

( ) Fire Extinguisher, Type B, C or A, B, C is it in the green?

( ) Bilge pump(s), is sump free of litter; turn pump(s) on – is it running?

( ) Throwable floation, know the location!

( ) Sounding device, is it operational?

( ) Live wells, are they clean and operational?

 

IF ANY ITEM ON THE LIST IS A “NO-GO”, DON’T FISH!!!