The link provided will take you to the current Job Aids used by Marine Inspectors during the course of their inspections. Vessel operators are also encouraged to use them in preparation for applicable Coast Guard inspections.
The PDF files are intended to be printed using a duplex printer and double sided along the short edge. The document can then be assembled into a book.
The attached CG-840 is the 2011 version, which contains a more detailed outline and can be used in preparation for a small passenger vessel inspection.
These guides do not supersede or alter any applicable regulatory requirements.