Originally Posted by Action
It is those other regular maintence items you mentioned needed based on time that I feel are important and Ihave so little input on it. It seems based on the posts that everyone does those things on a random basis when ever they are on their vessel. I would have thought that there are printed schedules either recommended or created based on needs. It would seem to me that a vessel that is this expensive and complex (as compared to a car or light truck) would have all kinds of charts, logs or scheduels that require inspection/actio or replacement at given time intervals. In the auto industry I can refer some one to pages and pages of schedules based on year make and model. And as you pointed out above these schedules are based on time OR mileage (use) which ever comes first.
My Wellcraft is kind of the same way there isn't a schedule to do things other than season opening and closing and annually. It is really a poor manual that I got with my boat. I would have thought for the expense there would have been something more specific with this kind of vessel.
Welcome to the world of boating. Where you are lucky to get even the most basic general manual of any kind for your vessel.
You really end up making one up yourself as you go along.
Replacing or servicing some things on a regular schedule makes sense. But a lot of things are better off serviced as needed with spares on board.
A good boat manager should already have a general list that they use for the boats they oversee that they can adapt to your boat.
As to owning a boat you are only going to use two times or so a year, if you really have made up your mind that is what you want to do, you would be better off allowing a charter company or captain to charter it for you. Even if only lightly. That way the boat gets used and systems get the proper exercise.