Outline for Boatbound Check Out


  1. Take off all blue covers (except for hatch cover under boom) and store them in the blue bag and stow bag in the port rear quarter berth.
  2. Stow hatch boards below, the quarter berth is a good place for them too!
  3. Undo all coiled lines, the one on the cabin top can just go down in the companion way.
  4. Put winch handles in winches, you will find them in the locker under the bottom step. The red ones with the flat black handles in primaries, and the carbon fiber ones in cabin top winches. (Note the carbon winch handles will not lock in the primary winches and we really don’t want to lose them overboard so just use them in the cabin top winches. The red winch handles with the rounded tops are spare ones, just in case.
  5. Set backstay to 1500 pounds. Do not to change the backstay setting. Do NOT go higher than 1500 pounds on the backstay.
  6. ELECTRIC PANEL: Turn on “Master” to battery “one”. If necessary, battery “two” can be used – however, you should never have to change that. On DC panel turn on master and water pressure. On AC panel turn on master and electrical. On the far starboard panel (the black one) turn on four switches, two for instruments, one for radio and one for auto pilot.
  7. Turn on VHF at the NavStation to channel 16 for monitoring. There is also a held VHF and if you want you can put the hand held in the cockpit and it’s a good idea to monitor channel 16 with that one also.
  8. Fill up the refrigerator with ice. Charterers are welcome to consume any beverages on the boat.
  9. Also help yourselves to any snacks on board.
  10. Attach the main halyard.
  11. Make sure the Cunningham and boom vang are released (to hoist the main).

  13. ENGINE: Do not to run the engine above 3300 rpm; 3000 is a good cruising rpm and will give you a speed of about 6 knots. THROTTLE: is down and forward for less power, back and up for more power. (This is backward from a lot of boats so you may want to double check that.) SHIFTING: reduce rpm (throttle), to minimum before shifting forward (toward front), neutral (up) and reverse (back). To start the engine with the key (just turn to start). Be careful, the engine can start in gear. To turn off the engine, press the stop button and then turn key to off. Sometimes the engine will not stop if you turn off the key first and then press the stop button. The engine is very reliable.
  14. Engine Panel: Luna Sea as a Yanmar engine but a Volvo panel. The tack, the temperature gauge work but the fuel garage does not because it is not hooked up. The normal operating temperature of the engine is between 180 and 190 degrees.
  15. The boat does not back up straight but will turn clockwise when in reverse (prop walk). We suggest you walk the boat out of the slip to leave the dock. Take the port dock lines with you. The starboard lines should be left at the dock. When returning try to put the port spring line on first. That what I do and it will stop of the boat from moving forward. The other lines can then secured at your leisure.
  16. Put a big blue fender on the port rear quarter to help with the walk out.
  17. Close the port lights/hatches in saloon, head and v-berth. Lift handle up into groove, press down to lock. It is NOT necessary to screw down the locking and do so may break them.
  18. ROLLER FURLER: The foresail Harken furler must be pulled in by hand without the aid of a winch. If you think you need to put it around a winch then something is probably fouled and you need to check that. The winches are very powerful and forcing thing could bring down the rig. So just turn the boat into the wind and you should be able to furl the headsail. Secure the furling line and the headsail sheets in cleats when finished.
  19. No TP in the head, please try to use bag under sink. TP can clog the head and it not a fun job to clean it.
  20. Do not attempt to use the autopilot within 500 yards of shore or any other boat and never to use the autopilot in the Estuary. The Estuary has many large electrical cables running and the cables create large magnetic fields that cause the autopilot to do very strange things. Please don’t ask how I know that!
  21. There are about 8 adult life jackets and some smaller ones for children in the main locker on the starboard side. They are all the none-inflatable type. Easy to use. There are also inflatable life jackets but you should only use those if you have been trained in how to use them. Charterers are strongly encouraged to wear them and I wear one all the time I am sailing. In San Francisco Bay life jackets are required for all races.

  23. Stop engine and turn key to off position. Just leave it in the ignition.
  24. Furl the headsail and secure the furling line and the headsail sheets.
  25. Secure boat with dock lines: three starboard lines (forward, aft and spring) and two port dock lines.
  26. Flake the main with the first fold going to port (the side of the Cunningham) and secure with sail ties (two or three is enough).
  27. Store winch handles in bottom step.
  28. Leave the key on top of the NavStation when you leave the boat.
  29. Put the hatch boards in and slide the hatch closed.