Compass Headings
Dedicated to raisng the bar


The Checklist:

Weather Planning
& Resources

Spare Parts &
Boat Outfit

& Equipment

Celestial Navigation
Vessel Conduct
Rules of the Road

Safety Equipment &
Vessel Paperwork

Trip Planning
Maneuvering, Anchoring
& Enroute Checks

Bar Entrances, Passes
& Narrows

Distances Reference
Mariner Math
Port Information
Panama Canal

Vessel Delivery
Selecting a Vessel
Selling Your Boat
Service Providers

Purchase Checklist

Safety Equipment & Vessel Paperwork

Documentation~ Paperwork

Fire Extinguishers (Inspected annually)

Number depending on size of your boat

Flares 3 day/night (Expiration date)

Lifejackets, one for each person (CG approved)

One Throwable ring

Bell (Does not need to be mounted)

Rules of the Road (Colregs)

Name and Homeport properly displayed

Document Nr or Registration Nr properly displayed

Head system/Holding Tank (overboard discharge locked shut)

Oil and Garbage Plackards properly mounted

Identification for each person onboard

Nav lights lit properly for night operation

EPIRB (service date)

Flashlights (fresh batteries)

Boat Hook

Boat Document Must be onboard with annual sticker

Tender Registration State registration. Must be onboard

Annual Customs Sticker

Mexico paperwork
Romero’s Mexico Service 949-548-8931
Crew List
Boat Insurance
Import License
Fishing Licenses

Ask the Captain
The Checklist
Purchase Checklist

Purchase books, cards CDs and Calendars
Books, cards and prints
offered by author
Chris Couch
Compass Headings Publishing.