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Set up needed prior to ocean navigation

 
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carlos48



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:03 pm    Post subject: Set up needed prior to ocean navigation Reply with quote

I would like to know if there is anything I need to do on my inboard Volvo Penta before I take it to the ocean. Does the salt affect the engine function? I appreciate any comments. Thank you
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No - your engine is designed for salt water

Here is where I would start...

Change oil & filters - have spare oil & filters onboard
Check and change fuel filters - have spares onboard
Check and change engine zincs
Check cooling system change coolant as necessary - have extra onboard
Record engine maintenance log, especially date & hours of last oil changes
Check belts for tension carry spare(s)
Check transmission fluid
Check and clean backfire flame arrestor
Check impeller
Check and clean water strainer
Check bilge blower
Adjust valves, general service engine

I wrote this article to help people pre for opening day - but it is a helpful place to start with on your engines.

http://go2marine.wordpress.com/2008/01/17/power-boat-spring-preparation-checklist-with-go2marine/
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