Safety at sea while cruising
Before starting to sail, check your boat's conditions through an inspection of equipments, interiors, engine, and instrumentation.
Make sure you have fuel enough to go and come back, allowing a fuel reserve for any last-minute hitches, and check the engine is in perfect working order;
Make sure the drain plug is on. While cruising, check the only open valve is the sea cock valve to cool down the engine. Always bring a sufficient quantity of fresh water with you;
Always keep aboard oars, distress rockets, and a lifebelt for each person on board;
Ensure the batteries are loaded and check the radio on board is working.