s/v TWIG

Saga 43 - Hull #39

Dinghy Checks & Procedures


  • Confirm outboard is locked/clamped.
  • Lifejackets per passenger and one throwable PFD.
  • Check tank under bow seat has ample fuel. Fuel line connected.
  • Open fuel vent if necessary, pump bulb firm.
  • Connect battery.
  • Connect key/kill switch.
  • Transmission in neutral to start.
  • Throttle all the down in start position.
  • Start engine by pushing the green button on the motor for a few seconds. Release once engine starts.
  • If the engine doesn’t start from battery power it can be pull started using the cord and handle. Please report electric start failure to boat todo list.
  • Remain attached to mooring point until outboard has been running for 15 seconds or more.
  • Check cooling water exits side of engine and that red indicator light goes out.
  • Place kill cord around wrist.
  • Disconnect painter.
  • Lights and radio should automatically turn on about 30 seconds after engine is started.


  • Be sure painter is securely tied at all times when dinghy is not in use.
  • Raise dinghy on davits every night and before starting engine.

Passage Prep

  • Fuel vent is closed and fuel tank stowed in cabin top wedge.
  • Secure the outboard motor on rail.
  • Secure dinghy to foredeck.


  • Anderson Powerpole Connectors for engine to battery.
  • 6 circuit fuse block.

Fuse Block

  1. 6A: VHF Radio
  2. 5A: Chart Plotter
  3. 3A: N2K / AIS & Splitter
  4. 2A: Lights