Should be inspected on an annual basis. Deteriorated bellows can cause sinking
Through hull fittings
Be certain all hose connections are tight and that no frost damage has occurred
Loose fittings can allow moisture in resulting in premature core rot and structural deterioration
Corrosion can form quickly on metal-to-metal contacts, such as battery terminals. A quick cleaning can help ensure your engine starts every time.
Topped up and fresh fluids including engine and gear case oil reduce wear and prolong mechanical life.
Ensure pumps are functioning and automatic floats work by lifting the float switch.
Old, tired batteries donâ€™t always have the power to turn over the engine
Hose & Belts
Rubber hoses should not be brittle or hard, belts should not show signs of cracking and be tensioned properly.
Automatic and portable extinguishers should be checked and serviced annually. Do not mount portable extinguishers in difficult to reach areas where they are not visible or accessible.