15 December 2022
You may know from the blog article '
Boat Like An Airline Pilot: Checklists Prevent Human Errors', that I like lists. They make life so much simpler. It's so easy to forget things when you are going by memory, but a simple checklist makes skipping or forgetting steps much more difficult.
The same goes with cleaning and servicing.
Here is the service schedule for our previous catamaran. Our current catamaran with its electric motors is considerably different. You can adjust this to suit your sailboat, car, house, or airplane.
Clean salon windows
Clean solar panels
Drain fuel pre-filter
Check drive belt
Clean seawater filter
Check fresh water level
Check diesel levels
Check oil level in reverse gear
Check oil level in sail drive
Check propane levels
Check gasoline levels
Clean all ports and hatches, check gaskets & operation
Service main generators (2)
Check steering hydraulic oil: Oil 15 / ISO VG 15
Using de-mold agent wash
inside lockers (back, sides, shelves, underside shelf, ceiling, inside of front wall)
Launder any clothing found
Check food supplies dispose of old & repack as needed
Clean bilge with orange cleaner, drain & dry
Main Generators, change oil: 3.5 L SAE 15W40, VDS-2 ACEA E5, API CH4, SAE 20W50
Main Generators, change filter: Volvo 3840525, Perkins 140517050, Purflux LS801, Technocar R351, FRAM PH3614, PH7575, Fleetguard LF3335, NAPA 107093,
Mopar L335 Replace Fuel Filter: Sierra 18-8126 Volvo 3581078, Perkins 26561117, Purflux CS157A, Technocar N1117, Napa 3166, Fleetguard FF167
Replace fuel pre-filter: Parker/Racor S3240TUL Fuel/Water filter
Reverse gear, change oil: 0.35 L, CD SAE 15W40 or ATF (Dexron II, III)
Lubricate propeller shaft seal
S-Drive, change oil: 2.0 L SAE 15W40
Check idle speed
Clean vacuum valve
Replace coolant, 4.5 L 50/50 antifreeze
Air cleaner, check
Heat exchanger, clean
You will notice that where I mention oil or filters, I include the type and amount. This prevents me from having to go searching for the information, it also lists alternative types, which is important when travelling.