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Old 12-19-2018, 12:41 AM   #1
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Question Annual Maintenance List?

Do any of you have an annual maintenance list?

While inspecting the water lines, the technician pointed out that my engine water cooling hoses were starting to crack at the seacock, and it occurred to me that I need to start inspecting all those things and repairing/replacing as needed. So I'm trying to compose an annual maintenance list that is comprehensive from bow to stern, and covers any and all systems.

If you dont have an actual written list, just mention a few things that you can think of. Any help is appreciated!

ETA: I could really use some assistance in gas engine maintenance and their peripherals. 454 EFI's.
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Old 12-19-2018, 12:46 AM   #2
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Do any of you have an annual maintenance list?



While inspecting the water lines, the technician pointed out that my engine water cooling hoses were starting to crack at the seacock, and it occurred to me that I need to start inspecting all those things and repairing/replacing as needed. So I'm trying to compose an annual maintenance list that is comprehensive from bow to stern, and covers any and all systems.



If you dont have an actual written list, just mention a few things that you can think of. Any help is appreciated!

I started with the spreadsheet on mvdirona and customized for my systems.

Original version:

https://mvdirona.com/blog/content/bi...eSchedule.xlsx

The second version they posted is here:

https://mvdirona.com/blog/content/bi...Machinery.xlsx
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Here's some items for ur list. Certainly not an exhaustive list. Replace Oil filler & oil, replace granny fluid, replace inline fuel filter(s), replace fuel/water separator, check fuel lines, replace raw water impeller & check pump for leaks, check belt tension & wear, check all hoses & hose clamps, check tranny & oil coolers & heat exchanger for leaks, replace engine &/or exchanger zincs, replace spark plugs, check ignition wires, check for fluid leaks (oil, fuel, coolant, water). I'm sure I've missed some things that others will chime in on.
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. replace granny fluid,
Our granny drinks a lot of white wine, is that the fluid you are thinking of?
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Old 12-23-2018, 12:58 PM   #5
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Here's some items for ur list. Certainly not an exhaustive list. Replace Oil filler & oil, replace granny fluid, replace inline fuel filter(s), replace fuel/water separator, check fuel lines, replace raw water impeller & check pump for leaks, check belt tension & wear, check all hoses & hose clamps, check tranny & oil coolers & heat exchanger for leaks, replace engine &/or exchanger zincs, replace spark plugs, check ignition wires, check for fluid leaks (oil, fuel, coolant, water). I'm sure I've missed some things that others will chime in on.

When checking fuel lines don't forget to check the fuel tank vent line and the ventilator fitting for obstructions as well as corrosion at the screen flame arrestor. Mud daubers love those for some reason down here in Florida.
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Old 12-23-2018, 01:04 PM   #6
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From a Marine Manufacturers Association publication, I use this as a baseline and can be modified to your specific vessel.

General
Do a general cleaning of hull, deck and topside using a mild detergent (Boat soap)
Make sure drains and scuppers are clear and well secured
Put on a good coat of wax
Clean and polish metal with a good metal polish
Clean teak and oil if applicable
Clean windows and hatches
Clean canvas, bimini and dodger and waterproof if necessary.
Clean interior including bilges
Check spare parts and tools and replace as necessary
Make sure registration is current and onboard
Make sure your have your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (mandatory for all by September 15, 2009)
Check and replace wiper blades if necessary and applicable
Inspect dock and anchor lines for chafing
Update or replace old charts, waterway guides
Review your boat insurance policy and update coverage if needed - including fuel spill coverage
Required and Recommended Equipment
Sound signaling device
Check distress signals and expiration date
Check PFDs
Inspect life rings
Check fire extinguishers and recharge if necessary
Check and adjust compass
Check navigation lights
Check charts and replace as necessary
Check radar reflector if fitted
Check and replace first aid supplies
Check bailer and hand pump if fitted

Hull
Check for hull abrasions, scratches, gouges, etc. and repair
Check and replace zincs
Check for blisters and refinish is necessary
Check rub rails
Check swim platform and/or ladder
Inspect and test trim tabs
Check shaft, cutlass bearing, strut and prop
Check rudder and fittings
Touch up or replace antifouling paint
Deck, Fittings, Safety Equipment
Check stanchion, railings, pulpits and lifelines for integrity
Check ground tackle, lines, fenders, etc.
Check chainplates and cleats
Check hull/deck joint
Check deck, windows, and port lights for leaks
Inspect anchor windlass and lubricate
Clean and grease winches if fitted
Check dinghy, and life raft
Below Decks
Check, test and lubricate seacocks
Check condition of hoses and clamps
Make sure below waterline hoses are double clamped
Check bilges pumps for automatic and manual operation
Check for oil in bilges, change absorbent pads if necessary
Check limber holes and make sure they are clear of debris
Electrical System and Components
Check battery water level
Check/recharge batteries
Check terminals for corrosion, clean and lubricate
Check bonding system
Inspect all wiring for wear and chafe
Test all gauges for operability
Check shore power and charger
Check for spare fuses
Check all lighting fixtures (including navigation lights) and make sure you have spare bulbs
Check all electronics for proper operation
Inspect antennas
General Engines and Fuel Systems
Inspect fuel lines, including fill and vent hoses, for softness, brittleness or cracking
Check all joints for leaks and make sure all lines are well supported with non-combustible clips or straps with smooth edges
Inspect fuel tanks, fuel pumps and filters for leaks. Clamps should be snug and free of rust. Clean fuel filters.
Inspect cooling hoses and fittings for stiffness, rot, leaks and/or cracking. Make sure they fit snugly and are double-clamped.
Every few years, remove and inspect exhaust manifold for corrosion.
Clean and tighten electrical connections, especially both ends of battery cables. Wire-brush battery terminals and fill cells with distilled water.
Inspect bilge blower hose for leaks.
Inboard Engine(s)
Change oil & filters - have spare onboard
Check and change fuel filters - have spares onboard
Check and change engine zincs
Check cooling system change coolant as necessary - have extra onboard
Record engine maintenance log, especially date & hours of last oil changes
Check belts for tension
Check transmission fluid
Check and clean backfire flame arrestor
Check raw water pump impeller
Check and clean water strainer
Check bilge blower(s)
Water System
Flush water tank
Check water system and pump for leaks and proper operation
Check hot water tank working on both AC and engines
Check for tank cap keys on board
Check and clean shower sump pump screens
Galley
Fill propane tank, check electric & manual valves, check storage box vent to make sure it is clear
Check refrigerator, clean and freshen, operate on AC and DC
Clean stove, check that all burners and oven are working
Check microwave, if fitted
Head System
Checked for smooth operation - lubricate and clean as necessary
If equipped with treatment system, have chemicals on hand
Y-valve operation checked, valve labeled & secured


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Try breaking your list down to systems as you're more likely to cover everything if you deal with the boat in bite size pieces. As an example:

The propulsion system:
Engine oil
Gear oil
Antifreeze
Fuel filter
Oil filter
Crank case breather filter
Motor mounts
Seacock and strainer
Raw water pump
Fresh water pump
Fuel lift pump
Injector pump
Gear pump
Raw water hoses
Fresh water hoses
Hydraulic hoses (gear)
Heat exchanger & anode
Gear cooler & anode
Engine anodes
Prop shaft anode
Cutlass bearing
Propeller and nuts
Engine wiring
Gear wiring
Engine throttle cable
Gear shift cable
Engine battery and starter
Alternator and wiring
Engine belts
Expansion tank pressure cap
Fresh water overflow tank
Etc.

The idea is to have as complete a list as possible of all the inspection points. Some will require service annually such as gear oil. Some will require service more or less frequently. Many, maybe most, may only require inspection. The idea of the comprehensive list is not just to do annual service, but take the time to inspect each system.

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