Miss Kelly Checkout List

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READ and UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE BELOW BEFORE OPERATING MISS KELLY

Upon arrival, inspect the boat, rigging and sails for damage.  Report damage immediately by phone to the ASA Sailing Coordinator (859-338-7939) or HARBOR MASTER (859-893-6774).  Failure to do so will result in YOU being charged for fixing damage reported by the next user.

 

BOARDING:

  • Lock combination is 2772 (CRSA on your phone dial)
  • Put hatch boards in brown cover bag (in cab) to protect them
  • Check rigging for tightness
  • Hank jib onto forestay and anchor down so it does NOT blow off boat before hoisting
  • Secure jib bag in cabin

 

STARTING ENGINE: (this is a 4 cycle engine; do NOT add oil to the gas)

  • Turn fuel cutoff valve ON (valve is on shifter side of engine at back quarter)
  • The gas tank is within the engine. Open vent cap on top of gas filler cap
  • Remove filler cap and check gasoline level. This is a small tank so be sure it is full.
  • Gas can is stored beneath the starboard transom locker
  • Add only NON-ETHANOL FUEL. Can is under port locker in cockpit.  Fuel is available at Marina
  • Check engine oil level in the sight-glass above the gear shift. Add oil thru yellow-capped filler under the engine cowling.  DO NOT Contact one of the above persons if you had to add oil.  Oil is in green plastic bottle in cabin.
  • PLACE GEAR SHIFT IN NEUTRAL
  • Be sure kill plug on RED CHORD is attached to kill switch on the front of engine
  • LOWER ENGINE INTO WATER if not already so that the lower unit is covered by water. The engine is very hard to move; foot stomping on the catch may be required which is damaging the transom.  Therefore, please leave the engine in the water for the time being.
  • Straighten rudder (put tiller sleeve in cabin)
  • Set choke and throttle. Pull Tee Handle smoothly and quickly. Adjust choke and throttle as needed for warmup. The choke is on the front of the engine; throttle on engine tiller
  • Check pee hole in back of engine to be sure water is coming out of the engine cooling system. If NOT, shut the engine off and report situation to Harbor Master

 

LEAVING SLIP:

  • Check that sails are in proper condition and halyards attached
  • Check anchor locker condition
  • Secure dock lines on board. Pelican loops can be hung off bow pulpit and life lines.
  • Turn the engine “backwards” and put gear shift into “forward”
  • NOTE: the engine prop CAN COME IN CONTACT WITH RUDDER. DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN
  • Store fenders in plastic bin in cabin to prevent loss overboard while sailing and dirt on cushions

 

HOISTING and STRIKING SAILS:

  • Turn into wind
  • Remove and Secure sail covers in cabin
  • Raise the mainsail THEN RELEASE THE TOPPING LIFT FROM THE BOOM
  • Come VERY SLIGHTLY OFF WIND and deploy head sail
  • Stop engine by PULLING THE KILL PLUG FORK OUT OF THE KILL BUTTON or just PUSH IT IN very hard
  • After the engine stops, REPLACE THE KILL SWITCH FORK if removed so that the engine can be re-started at a moment’s notice.
  • To STRIKE SAILS, turn MOTOR ON and come into the wind, drop HEAD SAIL and secure in bag or with sail ties.  NOTE:  ATTACH TOPPING LIFT BEFORE STRIKE MAINS’L, flake mains’l sail over the boom AS IT IS LOWERED, and secure with sail ties and then sail cover.  DO THIS BEFORE COMING INTO THE SLIP or MOORING BALL.

 

 

COMING INTO THE SLIP or MOORING BALL:

  • Engine should already be running before striking sails.
  • Deploy fenders over the side (generally two) off life lines, and at least one free on deck for quick use.
  • Put engine into neutral when approaching dock/mooring ball; the boat will coast for a considerable distance.
  • Have CREW FORWARD AND AT STERN to handle lines to be slipped onto horn cleats on dock and to FEND OFF the boat from collision with dock. Fenders in-hand should be used.
  • BE PREPARED TO TURN THE ENGINE BACKWARDS, put it in gear, and apply power to stop the boat’s forward movement as necessary.
  • When closing toward the dock, adjust fenders so they protect boat from dock
  • In slip, adjust docking lines to secure boat: TWO off the bow, and at least ONE off the stern. Have the BOW AT LEAST 2 FEET AWAY from the front of the dock.
  • Once secured to the dock, CLOSE ENGINE-FUEL CUTOFF valve TO OFF and let the engine stop from fuel starvation. Leave the engine in the water
  • Hang all lines and halyards off of boom, life lines, or bow pulpit as needed. Be sure nylon screen is blocking the holes in the anchor locker to keep the birds out.
  • Install tiller sleeve and secure the tiller to STARBOARD side of the boat with purple rudder line
  • Wash deck and cockpit down with buckets of lake water and deck brush. Supplies in bucket in the PORT cockpit locker
  • Tidy up the cabin by placing equipment back in proper location: store life vests in container; place winch handles, tools, and other items in proper storage bins.
  • Do NOT leave any paper material in boat that is NOT in a sealed bag. Paper will absorb moisture that then damages the boat’s interior.
  • REMOVE all TRASH
  • Put ALL cushion up on their edge to let air reach BOTH top and bottom sides to prevent mildew.
  • Install hatch boards, LEAVE hatch-board cover in cabin, and LOCK THE BOAT.

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

  • When rafting up to other boats or temporary dockage:
  1. Have lines and fenders ready in appropriate locations
  2. Be sure that your spreaders do not interfere with the other boat(s)
  3. Do NOT let boats rub against one another or the dock as TOE RAILS are easily damaged along with boat hulls.
  • If you have a problem or damage the boat, call the ASA Sailing Coordinator or Harbor Master immediately (see top of these instructions). Leave a message if no one answers