should have a check list
of items that need to be inspected on a monthly basis. And an underway check list.
Everything from Air-horn's to Zerk's. Every piece of a boat has a function and needs to be maintained.
One simple thing like a cotter pin can ruin ones whole day and may even sink a boat if it goes catastrophic. Boats are like airplane and require preflight/periodic inspections. That one frayed wire or loose screw is the fist sign of a failure.
For you newbies to boating
, professionalism will keep you and your love ones safe out there.
One thing that surprised me in the boating
card requirements was the lack of instruction of the importance of maintenance
other then keeping the boats safety gear
up to date (flares & lifejackets). Prevention is the best medicine not an after the failure fix.