Possibly The Most Overlooked Preventive Maintenance!!!

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Possibly The Most Overlooked Preventive Maintenance!!!

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Wanted to share my video of possibly the most overlooked preventive maintenance on a boat. What’s your thoughts of the most overlooked maintenance item on a boat?
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Definitely ranks up there. There are so many different brands of fuel caps, one should find a spare that fits and keep it on board in case it falls overboard, which is known to happen. The other big preventative maintenance item is raw water impellers. A captain should change them out every couple years and have at least one spare on board at all times.
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This is so true, I have a video coming out on this topic and what I found. Good input!!!
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Agree that the caps are one of the long list of preventive checks for M's or any boat. But I would rank checking oil levels and character (milky, water drops) at or near the top
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BigM

Jeepmanking »

Very good point. ;)

Wouild you please add a signature to your posts. :idea:

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Bill,
Please help me understand your request for signature on my post. First forum group I’ve joined. Thanks
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In the earliest days of M forums (this iteration is at the third one since I "came aboard" in the early 90's), there were a lot of queries for "tell me about your boat". The signature solves that.
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Post by BlueSkye »

I had a brittle through hull snap off once. I had never checked them. My Tee shirt was the immediate response, then one end of my favorite French rolling pin. This was an at-the-waterline fitting, below water while underway.
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