Launching an NC11. Checklist? Sept 3, 2019 3:58:45 GMT
Post by relaxsantabarbara on Sept 3, 2019 3:58:45 GMT
Greetings. This is my first time posting here. Thank you in advance for your thoughts.
I've just purchased a 2016 NC11 and had it trucked from South Carolina to California, where we'll be launching it this Friday.
The boat is currently getting fresh bottom and out-drive paint, and prior to that, it was in the Hinckley, Savannah yard getting some other needed repairs due to the previous owner neglecting to keep up bottom maintenance (zincs, etc.) We'll be dropping it into our local Santa Barbara marina and (hopefully) driving it to our slip for a full going over prior to initial local-water orientation
Given that she's just been trucked across the country, and been out of the water for several weeks, and also given that I have not yet been able to spend any time aboard learning her electrical and mechanical systems (although I certainly shall!!), I'm hoping you can give me some pre-launch tips.
I've recently attended another yacht launch that went poorly, because the new owner didn't know that the boat arrived with the battery banks disconnected, and therefore couldn't start the engines when the lift lowered the boat into the water. I'm trying to avoid a similar calamity.
Any tips with regards to startup would be most helpful. Things on my mind already.... Priming engines that haven't been run for weeks... Switching on DC circuitry... Bridging house and starter battery banks for my first startup... Opening seacocks (how many? where?)
Also, when a boatyard preps a boat like this for trailering across country, what else might they do that i need to "undo". Is there anything i need to do to turn on fuel lines, or reconnect disconnected electrical circuits? Do they switch off breakers?
A pre-start checklist is what i need!
Many thanks again!