I don't have a departure checklist, but I do do a crew briefing pre-departure for passages. I take all crew along, stem to stern on deck
, and point out everything they might need to know -- from how to deploy anchor
to where preventer should be attached. I then take them below, give a thorough tour of the nav station/electrical panels
, point out PFDs and flares/smoke, and give them a PFD/harness & tether and ask them to adjust to fit so that it'll be ready when they need it. I review COB procedure, radio
usage, and propane
system. Even if folks have sailed with me before, I still give them the same review.