When a fellow yachtie came aboard Salty Lass and said that he could really do with a copy of our "Before Setting Off" checklist. We updated it and sent it off to him, then we started this page and shared the file here too.

Boat buying checklist

When Beverley and I were looking at boats then we used this checklist to compare boats. Using this checklist allowed us to add up the number of projects that we needed to do to plus it identified some of the big ticket items that we would need a professional for like standing rigging.

Please Note: This list is not perfect, but it should give you an idea of how many projects there are on any particular boat and what big ticket items there are to buy. It is these big ticket items that you can use in your negotiation, for example, if the standing rigging needs replacing then you might be able to knock some of the cost of replacement off the asking price.

Boat buying checklist

Leaving the boat checklist

Before you leave the boat then run throught this checklist so that you know your boat is secure.

Before Leaving Boat Check list

Before sailing checklist

Before you set off sailing then run through this checklist, it can really help avoid simple mistakes.

Before setting off checklist

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Raising money for the RNLI

We were only on our third sail in our brand new boat to us and we had to call the coast guard for assistance. That assistance came in the shape of a RNLI boat from Portpatrick, so we have decided to raise money for the RNLI through our Damsels in distress page on just giving, that way you know that any money goes straight to them. We have set ourselves a target of £500 and we would like to honour our pledge, so if you like our videos then please give a little to those who rescue people in the seas around the UK.

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