s/v TWIG

Saga 43 - Hull #39

Dinghy Checks & Procedures


  • Remain attached to mooring point until outboard has been running for 15 seconds or more.
  • Confirm outboard locked/clamped.
  • Lifejackets per passenger and one throwable PFD.
  • Tank under bow seat has ample fuel. Fuel line connected.
  • Open fuel vent, pump bulb firm.
  • Connect battery.
  • Connect key/kill switch.
  • Transmission in neutral to start.
  • Throttle all the down in start position.
  • Push green starter button or pull starting cord.
  • Check cooling water and that red light goes out.
  • Place kill cord around wrist.
  • Disconnect painter.


  • 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.


  • Connectors for engine.
  • 4 circuit fuse block.

Fuse Block

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