Maintenance Tip of the Week – Vessel Use 12/21/2015
So, you have religiously followed the maintenance schedule for your engines as outlined in your manual. Everything should be good, right? Not necessarily. You need to pay attention to how you use your boat. If you only use your vessel 25 hours per year, fuel deteriorates, condensation occurs, and corrosion keeps up its’ never ending march. This is why your maintenance schedule is often broken down into time periods of use, as well as calendar time.
Diesel engines perform best when they are started and used frequently. Always follow the storage procedures as detailed in your manual if the vessel will be sitting idle for long periods of time.