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Checklist - winter storage and spring awakening

Here is a practical and helpful checklist of things that should be checked during the winter to ensure your yacht is ready for the spring.

Checklist:

EXTERIOR

  • Contamination/damage
  • Hairline cracks and other damage
  • Polishing/conservation

UNDERWATER HULL

  • Presence of barnacles and algae
  • Damage
  • Osmosis
  • Antifouling adhesion/painting

KEEL

  • Exterior keel-hull joint
  • Interior keel bolts
  • Keel sole
  • Paint adhesion/corrosion

STEERING SYSTEM

  • Watertightness
  • Rudder shafts and skeg bearing
  • Colour coating
  • Damage/lower edge
  • Mechanics/ease of movement
  • Wire rope hoists/play
  • Quadrant
  • Screws

STERN TUBE/SHAFT

  • Bearing play
  • Water inlet/watertightness
  • Support and shaft bearing

PROPELLER

  • Damage
  • Joint to the shaft
  • Surface/coating
  • Gears
  • Folding mechanism
  • Screws

SAILDRIVE

  • Oil check
  • Saildrive shaft
  • Rubber cuff
  • Water inlet/filter

BOW THRUSTER

  • Run-out
  • Running noise
  • Condition of propeller
  • Propeller mechanics

 

SACRIFICIAL ANODES (specific for saltwater or freshwater)

  • On the propeller
  • On the hull
  • On the shaft
  • On the saildrive
  • On the oar blade

DECK/FITTINGS

  • Cleats and fairleads
  • Fans
  • Hatches and windows
  • Filling valves (water/diesel)
  • Deck coating/teak deck
  • Storage locker/lid
  • Bilge pipes
  • Winches/clips
  • Travellers
  • Pulleys
  • Handrails
  • Foot rails/screws
  • Rail (supports/tensioner/wire)
  • Anchor (chain/line/winch/joint)

Please verify

CHAIN PLATES

  • Screws
  • Hull joints
  • Watertightness
  • Hairline cracks

RIG

  • Sail
  • Furling system
  • Mast/mast step/masthead
  • Spreader
  • Moving/fixed object
  • Spinnaker/gennaker pole
  • Tarpaulins/cockpit tent

ENGINE

  • Engine and gear oil
  • Filter
  • Impeller
  • V-belt
  • Water separator
  • Fuel system
  • Cooling system/dual circuit/sea circuit
  • Exhaust system
  • Screws
  • Flange/coupling
  • Oscillating elements
  • Engine room ventilation
  • Acoustic insulation
  • Alternator/regulator

ELECTRICS/ELECTRONICS

  • Battery
  • Fuses
  • Cabling
  • Plug connections
  • Circuit breaker
  • Interior lighting
  • Deck/navigation lighting
  • Radio/navigation equipment
  • Speedometer
  • Sonar
  • Wind gauge
  • Refrigerator
  • On-board heating
  • Charger

GAS SYSTEM

  • Cooker/oven
  • Sealing
  • Screws
  • Ventilation of the gas cylinder box
  • E-remote switch
  • Pressure regulator
  • Master switch
  • Gas warning alarm
  • Certification mark

SEACOCKS

  • Firm seat
  • Dissolving of zinc
  • Ease of movement
  • Watertightness
  • Hose attachments

WATER/SANITATION

  • Hoses and clamps
  • Bilge pump
  • Waste tank
  • Water tank
  • Water pipe system

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Distress flares
  • Life jackets
  • Life rafts
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