If only there was an inspector who was a member here
there are a few of us as Stu knows
Without getting involved in any particular inspection I would fully agree with Ribochet - as usual
Filling in the inspection form ready for your inspector visit is a real help on inspections and a pain in the butt when the excuse "we didn't get one this year" comes up -AGAIN!! How many times is that trotted out. Try and download one if you've lost it! But please don't tell fibs! It doesn't help anyone. The inspector may well have a spare form but using that means the whole process takes so much longer.
Filling in the form then means that you have found the instructor certs and first aid certs that you haven't seen since last year and had time to update them if they have expired. Instead of the all too often paper chase for the certs which just indicates lack of care & organisation in running the place.
Then go through the inspection points and ensure that you can answer them all and have the paperwork available to back it up where required. You know the guy is coming to see you so what can the excuse be for not being ready!
The boats-well if the boats aren't suitable/properly equipped/well maintained you have only yourself to blame. Our training boats were/are our absolute pride and joy, if they were not we wouldn't be doing it !