Heading out? Here's a simple checklist to help you get ready to hit the water.
☐ Fill your fuel tanks
With the boat having been out of the water for a while, it pays to replace old fuel with clean, fresh fuel and check the hose connections. Here's some more info.
☐ Charge those batteries
Are they good to go? Terminals clean and connections all tight? Find out all you need to know from our mates at Century Batteries.
☐ Turn the motor over
Give your engine(s) a start, check that there are no blockages and that everything works just as it should.
☐ Check your local marine weather
☐ Untangle your tackle
☐ Check your lifejackets
Check out our other video about how to re-arm your inflatable lifejacket.
☐ Lube your rod and reel sets
☐ Got your two forms of communication ready to go?
VHF charged and working? It’s simple and easy to do a radio check with us from home - just call Coastguard Radio on your local Coastguard VHF channel and request a radio check.
☐ Be kind at the boat ramp
Everyone is likely to be a little rusty reversing! Have patience, and be kind.
☐ Grab your Membership
If you haven’t got one already, make sure your Coastguard Membership is up to date. For only $115 you’ve got peace of mind getting your pride and joy back out there with free assists for when things don’t quite go to plan.
Here's some extra tips and info to make sure you're ready to hit the water.
Find out more about your battery.
Taking care of your trailer
A trailer might seem pretty simple compared to your boat, but there’s still a lot that can go wrong if you let it.
Looking after your lifejackets
You never head out without a lifejacket, but here's some info to make sure it's in top condition to help you if you ever need it.
Boatie's Best Mate.
Get a Coastguard membership today for peace of mind when you’re out boating.