Tasks List and Purchases List Prior to ARC

The task list is an excel file in date order and we just kept on adding to it after every seminar and course! I have put some of the list on this page in case it helps someone else. They aren’t in any particular order. We may even finish the tasks before we leave as we are on schedule so far!

Service liferaft
Service EPIRB
Service watches
Check lifejackets
Get innoculations
Renew E111
Check flares
Website to update
Fit fans for cooling cabins
Design paperwork stamp for documents
Cancel storecards
Close unnecessary cards and bank accounts
Resign from work
Attend sea safety, sea survival courses
Attend first aid and SSB courses
Design and order crew polo shirts
Close down UK life & admin
Antifoul boat
New rigging and guard rails
Check and clean mast, boom etc
Check halyards
Treat teak
Clean fuel
Check insurances
Sell cars
Get paper charts needed for route
Get Navionics electronic charts
Fit new lazyjacks
Fit new jackstays
Get stronger preventer
Service winches
Spare filters, pumps etc.
Clean watermaker
Fit cockpit lights
Organise new insurance to Gibraltar and the ARC
Survey for insurer?
Valet all sails
Make a new will
Make pdf files of all documents
Store important files on external hard drive to leave in UK
Make paper copies of documents
Translation of insurance into spanish
Make a rainwater catcher
Cook and freeze meals for crossings
Sort out a food grab bag in addition to emergency grab bag
Provisions list and label lockers
Diagram of boat’s seacocks
Make a list of useful numbers and email addresses in case lose phone/laptop
Organise Farewell Party

Awning to cover boat (sun protection and shade)
New anchor
New halyards
New dinghy
Dental kit
Full medical kit
Offshore wet weather clothing
Business cards to give to new friends
New glasses (at opticians)
Spinnaker snuffer
Courtesy flags for all destinations
Mosquito nets
Extra flares
Extra fuel and water cans
Blocks & pulley system
MOB recovery system
Solar shower
New tools
Drogue line
Extra drogue for steering boat
Pump action flask
New water pump
Wind generator spares
New propellor
PSS Sterngland

Last 48 Hours Before Leaving Haslar – Tasks Completed
Fresh food shop
Gas bottles to fill
Fill water tanks
Final washing & ironing
Empty lazerettes & repack
Check banks have given card access abroad
Passport photos.
Fit lifejackets for crew
Deflate dinghy and store on deck
Secure cruising chute on deck
Make food for trip
Check engine oil
Fill up with fuel
Empty bins
Pay marina
Sell last car!
Make insulation for freezer
Make emergency washboard (wood)
Have passerelle planed to size & drill holes for tying to stanchions

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