Be logical.. start at the front and work your way to the back or vice versa, leave the controls until last.
Point out / show each part & explain use. i.e.
Suggestion: Get all the safety kit out prior to your students arrival, firstly to check you have all the items & secondly so they are ready to show your students. Don't forget to store them away safely prior to departure.
|RYA Powerboat Checklist Items:||Why & When?|
|Paddles or oars||Paddle or steer your craft if engine fails|
|Bucket or Bailer||Rid your craft of water|
|Towline||If you need to tow or be towed|
|Throwline||To retrieve someone from the water|
|Tool kit||Minor repairs|
|Survival Bag or TPA (Thermal Protective Aid)||Post MOB or when someone is extremely cold|
|Waterproof first aid kit||Quickly sort minor injuries|
|Anchor and chain or warp||Anchoring|
|Distress flares (2 orange smoke and 2 pinpoint red, or 2 day/night flares)||Emergency|
|Sharp knife, preferably serrated||Prop wraps etc|
|Spare killcord (except heavy displacement craft)||Damage to primary or if lose primary|
|Fire extinguisher 5A/34B||Self explanatory !|
|VHF fixed or handheld||Ship to ship, Ship to shore & emergencies|
|Radio emergency procedures card||How to make a VHF Mayday call|
|Radar reflector must be carried on vessels fitted with A-frame||Be seen by vessels with radar|
|Efficient fog sound signal||So others know where you are in fog|
|Laminated charts (in date) or map of operating area (inland)||So, you know where you are + position fixing in an emergency|
|Compass - fixed or handheld||So, you know where you are + position fixing in an emergency|
|Chart plotter or GPS - fixed or handheld||So, you know where you are + position fixing in an emergency|