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!!!