Boating Checklist Buckeye AZ

Is your boat ready to make waves this summer? Use this handy boating checklist and leave doubt in your wake. This checklist assumes you've done all the maintenance checks and have been keeping your boat winterized and up-to-date. If you have a galley and sleeping quarters, see our RV Checklist for an idea of what household items you'll want to bring onboard your floating home.

Sports Authority
(623) 907-2183
Gateway Pavilions, 10050 W. McDowell Road
Avondale, AZ
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Inland Water Divers
(623) 882-9060
13250 W Van Buren St Ste 116
Goodyear, AZ
 
Sharing Health - Shaklee
(623) 463-6252
Po Box 714
Litchfield Park, AZ
 
Phoenix International
(623) 463-5400
125 S. Avondale
Avondale, AZ
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(480) 615-2748
Fiesta Mall
Mesa, AZ
 
Lax Locker
(623) 932-5529
500 N Bullard Ave
Goodyear, AZ
 
Estrella Mountain Cyclery
(623) 925-1352
13370 W Van Buren St
Goodyear, AZ
 
Ejl Enterprises
(623) 329-4034
11885 W McDowell Rd Apt 2086
Avondale, AZ

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(623) 434-3388
2350 West Happy Valley Rd
Phoenix, AZ
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(623) 334-8366
Arrowhead Town Center
Glendale, AZ
 
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This checklist assumes you've done all the maintenance checks and have been keeping your boat winterized and up-to-date. If you have a galley and sleeping quarters, see our RV Checklist for an idea of what household items you'll want to bring onboard your floating home.

Before you Head Out on the Water

  • Leave your itinerary with friends or family - include a description of your boat
  • Charts of the area and compasses
  • Registration certificate or documentation
  • Check to ensure batteries are fully charged, covered, securely fastened down
  • Check all gauges, signals, electronic devices

Safety Equipment

Equipment isn't enough. Be sure that everyone on your boat is familiar with the safe workings of the vessel, is securely fit into their life jacket and knows how to call for help in case of an emergency.

  • Wearable personal flotation devices (or PFDs, a.k.a. life jackets) that are:
    • Coast Guard approved
    • In good condition
    • Assigned and properly fitted to each person aboard
    • Easily accessible
    • Right type for the kind of boating you plan on doing.
  • Throwable PFDs (life ring)
  • ABC fire extinguisher(s) - for types of fires
  • Visual distress signals (orange smoke, flares, orange distress flags and / or electric distress lights)
  • Air horns and / or whistles
  • Anchor line and anchor
  • First aid kit (see First Aid Checklist for details)
  • Radio - either very high frequency (VHF) or single side band (SSB)
  • Tool kit
  • Bilge pump
  • Bright flashlight or searchlight
  • Navigation lights (spare bulbs)
  • Alternate propulsion - paddle or oar

Personal Items

Because the chances of getting wet are high and the temperature on the water lower than onshore, be sure to bring extra layers and a change of warm clothes. Of course, you'll also need:

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses (floatable versions are a good idea)
  • Binoculars
  • AM radio (static warns of nearby lightning)
  • Drinking wat...

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