Corrosion Concerns

Good vessel upkeep requires a continuous inspection of all areas; hull, machinery and the various equipment inside and outside. With a focused mindset we can often identify issues more readily compared with normal day to day work practices. Time given to detailed...

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Practising what we preach….

  The centres boat got her annual attention recently before being laid-up. Extra time was given to renewing the pencil anodes about the engine cooler box and outdrive, in addition to the usual checklist of items before calling the boat fully ‘winterised’.This...

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Record keeping….

Approved Engine Courses 1 & 2  meet with the latest MCA syllabus requirements that have come into operation. This image relates to the AEC 2 and the documentation aspects involved at sea. With ever increasing scrutiny of vessels environmental impact as well as the...

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Non-genuine Part concerns

Here we see a non genuine exhaust valve which has cracked, without destroying the engine thankfully. Always use genuine spares for reasons of safety, reliability and warranty!

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Fuel issues….

All too easy to overlook, but constant care is needed with fuel, from taking onboard, right up to its ignition. The image shows damage suffered to a fuel pump plunger where excess water has caused corrosion lowering delivery pressure. Learn more on the next Approved...

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