CHECKLIST

Before going underway….

Check oil
Dipstick located under racor filter (behind engine Preheat unit)

unnamedCheck Racor Filter
open valve, let diesel into Paper cup, check for water

Open seacock
located under galley by companionway

Check Expansion tank
Should be about 2/3-3/4 full…..ONGOING CHECKS WHILE UNDERWAY

Lift chart table
hook at top of house

Throttle position about 3/4 or more open

MAKE SURE BROOMSTICK IS IN NEUTRAL BEFORE STARTING

Preheat
press and hold down silver button at steering station – wait about 20-30 secs  until hot. Keep button depressed while starting and for a few seconds after until engine sounds good.

HOPEFULLY WHEN YOU HAVE SHORE POWER YOU CAN JUST STICK A HAIRDRYER DOWN THE INTAKE VALVE AND SAVE YOUR BATTERIES A LOT OF DRAW FROM THE PRE-HEATER

Press red Starter button
You may need to throttle up during warm up8317_103287229687091_7467895_n

Check Oil Gauge
Should climb to 60. CHECK OFTEN WHEN UNDERWAY

DSCF0316Check Temp Gauge (the black round gauge on top left of  Arlevon plaque)
On port side of steering station – should read around 140-160 when engine warms up. CHECK THIS OFTEN WHILE UNDERWAY

Check Expansion tank
Make sure water from engine is flowing through tube into expansion tank

Check Wet Exhaust
Under swimstep – make sure water flowing out.

Throttle down after warm up
Oil pressure Gauge should read about 30 at idle

MAKE SURE ALL LINES ARE SECURELY IN THE BOAT AFTER CASTING OFF AND WON’T SLIDE OVERBOARD AND FOUL THE PROP

Stuffing Box (see picture at bottom)
Check stuffing box and adjust if necessary with the 2 large orange stuffing box wrenches in the galley Drip while underway should be very slow – once every few seconds. SHOULD NOT DRIP WHILE NOT UNDERWAY

Please read this article (Click Here)  to understand how to adjust . Make sure the bilge pump is working before ever trying to adjust

General description – On a boat having an inboard motor that turns a shaft attached to an external propeller, the shaft passes though a stuffing box. The stuffing box prevents sea water from entering the boat’s hull.

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