By inspecting your own boat, you become more familiar with itís condition,
its equipment and onboard systems. You learn the proper safety equipment to
carry, and you verify that it is up-to-date and in good working order. You
learn to maintain and operate your boat with greater confidence, so you and
your passengers can more fully enjoy the on-the-water experience.
If something does go haywire, youíll be in a far better position to figure
out whatís wrong and how to fix it, which can save you the time and money
youíd otherwise spend on a tow or other on-water assistance. Familiarity
with your boatís systems also helps you determine which spare parts to
carry and what tools are essential for minor repairs.
The Inspection is not intended to be a boat survey, but rather an equipment
and conditions guide and checklist that help you identify areas needing
attention to ensure that your boat is safe for you and your passengers and
in compliance with the law.
Supplement to the Checklist
The Inspection Guide is intended as a supplement to the Inspection Checklist,
providing information to help you understand what youíre looking for and
why itís important. For each numbered inspection item, the guide presents
an overview, the legal requirements, inspection guidelines, and our
The guide is organized as follows:
We recommend that you download, print and read the Guide, then print out the
Checklist, taking both to your boat when you perform your inspection.
- Section 1: Overall Boat Condition
- Section 2: Equipment
- Section 3: Onboard Systems
- Section 4: Registration, Numbering & Documentation
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