The Book of Lists

When we were cruising, we kept a "Book of Lists." This was a 3-ring binder that had a set of numbered tabs separating each of the items listed below, with a hand-written table of contents at the front explaining what was behind each tab. This worked well as a filing system for us.

  1. Pages on which had been copied the Boat Emergency Reference Cards.
  2. Contact information: address lists; copies of boatcards and business cards; cruising rally parcitipant lists; potential crew list; printout of e-mail address book; etc, etc.
  3. Flag symbols and meanings; Morse code.
  4. Sail combination table, POLARS for the Tayana 37'.
  5. Storage placement and diagrams.
  6. List and description of all thru hulls, vents, and pumps, with diagram of placement.
  7. Tickler list of when registrations, certifications, insurance, etc., etc., expire and need to be renewed.
  8. Self survey check-off guide.
  9. Detailed long-distance passage departure checklist.
  10. Long-distance passage landfall checklist.
  11. Useful internet website URLs.
  12. Various training course checklists and emergency reference information.
  13. List of basic boat "SOPs".


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