Like many of you, we are live-aboards preparing to go cruising. Amongst all of the repair work and outfitting, I try to stay on top of the regular maintenance
activities. Some things are regular items that we do each time we go sailing, such as check the engine oil
and belts before starting the engine
. Others are based on engine hours, such as changing the engine oil
I read an article in the April issue of "Blue Water
Sailing" which included a pretty extensive list of things to do to your auxiliary diesel
on an annual basis. After reading that, it occurred to me that a list of things to do monthly or annually would be pretty handy.
I started putting together my own list of things to do monthly and annually. Things like check the EPIRB
and fire extinguishers. Clean out the shower
strainer. Replace the diapers under the auxiliary and genset.
I know there are things I'm missing, and I was wondering if any of you have a list of maintenance
items that you complete on a regular basis. Appreciate your input.