Every boater needs a checklist. It is always best to know that when you get out on the water, you have not forgotten something.
There are two checklists to prepare when boating. The first is what needs to take place before you get on the boat, and the second is what you do on the boat before departing. Each boat is different, so the boat prep may vary in time. Some of the essentials to think about/gather are weather, water and your wallet. Also, don't forget your boat essentials box.
Your boat essentials box is a floating container that goes with you every time you go out in a boat. This box is perfect for your first aid kit, valuable items, and boat keys.
Once you arrive at your boat, go through your boat checklist to make sure that you have each item. Before you depart, make sure that your fuel levels are prepared for the ride and that you have enough life jackets.
These are just a few things that can be added to your personal boat checklists.