Boat Owners Checklist part 4

The guys at Islands Insurance have put together some great advice, which we’d like to share with you all.
Follow the Boat Owners checklist series here.

Part 4: Below Decks – Keeping Safe in the Water
It’s important to make sure that your boat is sea-worthy below decks as much as it is above them. Here are a few things you should check.

Make sure that your head is:

  • Lubricated and cleaned as necessary
  • If equipped with treatment system, have chemicals on-hand<
  • Y-valve operation with the valve labelled and secure

Water System
Check your water system by:

  • Flushing the water tank
  • Checking the water system and pump for leaks
  • Checking hot water tank is working on both AC and engines
  • Ensuring the tank cap keys are on-board
  • Cleaning the shower sump pump screens

In the galley:

  • Fill the propane tanks
  • Check the electric and manual valves
  • Make sure the storage box vent is clear
  • Clean the fridge and check it operates on AC and DC
  • Clean the stove and check that all burners and oven are working


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