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ERH Captain’s

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ERH Captain’s

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Checklist

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Edited by: Eduardo Hernandez Issue 3. Volume 1. November 2008

PROTECT YOUR INVE$TMENT with the “ERH Captain’s Checklist”

SAVE
THE
DATE!

Boats
are
floating
assets.

Just
like
any
other
asset,
they


must
be
cared
for
to
ensure
that
their
value
stays
as
close
to
intact
as
 possible.

How
you
take
care
of
your
boat
will
have
a
significant
effect
 on
its
performance
and
reliability,
as
well
as
on
its
resale
value.

The
 natural
conditions
to
which
boats
are
subject
to,
combined
with
the
 delicate
nature
of
many
of
its
components,
makes
caring
for
your
 vessel
a
crucial
aspect
of
owning
a
boat.

 
 You
have
invested
your
hard
earned
cash
into
a
product
that
 enhances
your
quality
of
life,
delivering
good
times
with
family
and
 friends
at
your
boating
venue
of
choice.

There
is
plenty
you
can
do
to
 keep
your
investment
in
mint
condition
and
continue
to
enjoy
those
 good
times.

 
 In
this
issue
we
introduce
the
“ERH
Captain’s
Checklist”,
a
set
 of
periodic
checks
and
maintenance
tips
developed
by
ERH
intended
 to
protect
your
floating
asset.


Furthermore,
we
also
introduce
 Lazzara’s
“Sea
Check”
program,
designed
by
the
company
to
 periodically
monitor
customer
Lazzara’s
and
make
sure
that
they
are
 in
top
condition.


BERTRAM
540
 VIP
LAUNCH
 EVENT On
November
21st
and
22nd
 Bertram
will
be
having
an
event
 in
Miami
Beach
to
introduce
 VIP
clients
to
the
new
540
 Bertram.

The
event
will
include
 time
to
sea
trial
the
boat
as
 well.

Contact
ERH
Marine
for
VIP
 passes
and
other
information.
 Please
see
the
next
page
for
the
 invitation.

E-MARINE. PASEO DEL MAR 6, MARINA DE CHAVON, CASA DE CAMPO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC


E- MA RINE

BERTRAM
540
VIP
LAUNCH!

E-MARINE. PASEO DEL MAR 6, MARINA DE CHAVON, CASA DE CAMPO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC


E- MA RINE ERH
Captain’s
Checklist #1
­
Check
Engine,
Transmission
&
Generator
Fluid
Levels 
 The
oil
in
the
crankcase
of
your
engine
is
critical
to
long
and
healthy
motor
life.
Without
it,
your
 engine
would
freeze
up
in
a
matter
of
minutes.

The
transmission
fluids
should
be
checked
with
the
 engine
running,
and
they
are
rarely
low.

If
your
transmission
fluid
is
low,
it
most
likely
means
you
have
a
 leak
in
the
system,
such
as
a
worn
seal
or
a
crack
somewhere.

Finally,
make
sure
your
generator
has
an
 adequate
amount
of
oil
to
function. #2
­
Check
for
Water
or
Oil
Leaks
in
Engines,
Transmissions
&
Mufflers A
water
leak
in
your
engine
causes
damage
to
your
cooling
system,
which
in
turn
may
cause
overheating. #3
­
Check
Steering
System
and
Engine
Controls 
 Check
the
power
steering
fluid
level
and
type.
Improper
fluid
level
or
type
may
cause
serious
 problems
with
the
system,
including
the
failure
of
the
steering
gear.
 #4
­
Check
Shaft
Seals 
 The
most
common
water
pump
failure,
leaky
shaft
seals,
usually
reveal
themselves
by
leaving
a
 coolant
stain
around
the
vent
area.
Unfortunately,
shaft
seal
leaks
can
be
difficult
to
diagnose
because
 they
can
be
intermittently
temperature
and
pressure
sensitive,
and
can
be
aggravated
by
rust
and
other
 particulate
contamination
in
the
system.

The
visual
inspection
is
the
most
reliable
method
simply
 because
most
intermittent
shaft
seal
leaks
are
detectable
only
by
the
traces
of
coolant
around
the
vent
 area
and
surrounding
parts. #5
­
Check
Bilge
Pumps
and
Automatic
Floats 
 It
is
important
to
frequently
test
your
bilge
pumps
by
switching
from
the
automatic
to
manual
 position
on
the
bilge
pump
switch.
However,
this
doesn't
guarantee
that
the
pump
will
work
when
 unattended.
You
should
also
check
the
automatic
float
switch
by
manually
raising
it
to
make
sure
that
it
 turns
on
the
pump.

Also,
check
for
debris
or
corrosion
that
might
keep
it
from
floating
up
properly.
If
 this
switch
fails
the
pump
won't
turn
on
and
your
boat
could
take
on
sufficient
water
over
time
to
do
 serious
damage. #6
­
Inspect
and
Clean
Water
Strainers
as
Necessary 
 Raw‐water
strainers
are
most
often
associated
with
the
cooling
systems
of
inboard
engines.
Every
 boat
that
brings
aboard
outside
water
to
cool
the
engine,
whether
the
raw
water
flows
through
the
 engine
or
through
a
heat
exchanger,
needs
a
strainer
to
prevent
grass
and
other
solids
from
reaching
the
 pump.


Where
the
filter
is
located
below
the
water
line,
be
sure
to
close
the
seacock
before
servicing.
 Open
the
filter
and
dump
the
basket
and/or
clean
out
the
bowl.


It
is
mounted
above
the
waterline,
it
 won't
even
be
necessary
to
shut
off
the
seacock
to
clean
out
the
basket.

E-MARINE. PASEO DEL MAR 6, MARINA DE CHAVON, CASA DE CAMPO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC


E- MA RINE ERH
Captain’s
Checklist #7
­
Inspect
DC
and
AC
Electric
Systems
 #8
­
Check
Batteries’
Fluid
Levels 
 If
your
batteries
have
caps
(most
deep‐cycle
ones
do),
open
them
and
check
the
fluid
level.
Add
 clean
water—distilled
is
best—until
you
see
a
bull's‐eye
when
you
look
down
into
the
opening.

Don't
 overfill,
or
the
excess
fluid—now
acidic
electrolyte—will
vent
out
through
the
caps
when
the
battery
 heats
up
during
charging.
Check
the
fluid
level
monthly.
If
you
always
have
to
add
water,
maybe
you're
 overcharging
the
batteries,
a
common
problem
if
your
charger
is
an
old‐fashioned
model
that
never
 completely
shuts
off. #9
­
Lubricate
with
Corrosion
Protectant
all
Bellow
Deck
Metal
Parts,
Except
for
PSS
Seals 
 Corrosion
can
be
caused
by
many
factors,
such
as
the
wrong
type
or
improper
application
of
anti‐ fouling
paint,
marine
growth,
stray
electrical
current
(electrolysis).

Stainless
steel
propellers
can
discolor
 and
form
areas
of
light
rust.
Brushed
finish
stainless
props
are
more
susceptible
than
brightly
finished
 stainless
steel
props.
Rust
stains
can
occur
from
polluted
water,
galvanic
corrosion
from
the
boat
or
 marina,
or
from
oxygen
depletion. #10
­
Check
Transom,
Shaft,
Tabs.
Replace
when
Necessary 
 The
zincs
you
use
on
a
boat
are
called
"Sacrificial
Anodes".
Zinc
is
used
because
it
has
a
higher
 voltage
in
the
water
so
the
current
will
be
more
inclined
to
flow
from
it
than
from
your
propeller.
Under
 normal
circumstances,
zincs
should
last
at
least
a
year
if
they
are
working
normally,
and
much
longer
if
 you
don't
have
any
problems. #11
­
Check
Operation
of
all
Thru­Hull
Valves 
 A
Thru
Hull
is
a
fitting
designed
to
accept
pipes,
hoses,
or
valves
to
allow
water
to
pass
in
or
out
of
 a
vessel.

Thru‐hull
fittings
can
provide
water
for
your
live
bait
well,
raw
water
for
engine
cooling,
 drainage
for
the
galley
sink,
or
allow
a
bilge
pump
to
discharge.
Many
of
these
fittings
are
installed
below
 the
waterline.

Inspect
thru‐hull
fittings
every
few
months.
Many
are
hard
to
see
and
are
not
maintained.
 Exercise
attached
valves
to
ensure
they
are
not
stuck
open.
 #13
­
Inspect
and
Clean
Batteries
Terminals 
 You
should
routinely
inspect
your
boat’s
batteries
for
signs
of
corrosion.
Periodically
clean
the
 terminals
and
attached
cables
to
ensure
a
good
connection
and
proper
starting.
Between
cleanings,
 always
keep
the
batteries
clean
and
dry. #14
­
Clean
Shower
Sump
Pump 
 Run
antifreeze
through
the
shower
sump
pump
so
that
it
starts
up.
This
will
winterize
it
also.
 Flush
the
head
until
you
see
antifreeze
in
the
bowl,
then
pump
out
the
holding
tank.
Once
the
tank
is
 empty,
flush
a
few
more
times
to
get
some
anti‐freeze
into
the
holding
tank.
If
you
have
a
macerator,
open
 up
the
discharge
seacock,
turn
on
the
macerator
and
run
until
antifreeze
comes
out
of
the
thru‐hull
 fitting. E-MARINE. PASEO DEL MAR 6, MARINA DE CHAVON, CASA DE CAMPO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC


E- MA RINE ERH Captains Checklist #15
–
Periodically
Lubricate
Air
Horn
Compressor #16
­
Engine
Alignment
and
Shaft
Bearing
Inspection 
 When
it
comes
to
yacht
maintenance,
one
of
the
least
understood
and
most
overlooked
systems
 that
require
maintenance,
engine
and
shaft
alignment
probably
heads
the
list.
Here's
a
short
list
of
the
 problems
associated
with
incorrect
alignment
and
poor
or
worn
out
engine
mounts.

Rapid
bearing
wear,
 bent
or
broken
shaft
Drive
system
vibration
that
can
damage
transmissions,
engine
mounts
and
the
boat
 hull
itself,

transmission
failure
caused
by
increased
stress
on
the
rear
output
shaft
bearings
and
gears,
 and
worn
out
engine
mounts
cause
drive
shaft
misalignment
to
stern
drive,
causing
universal
joints
to
 oscillate
and
wear
out. #17
–
Periodically
Inspect
and
Replace
Engines’
and
Genset
Zincs #18
–
Always
Inspect
and
Clean
A/C
Return
Filters #19
­
Clean
Water
Strainer
Filter 
 There
are
a
number
of
different
strainers
used
to
help
cool
your
boat's
engine
and
filter
out
 contaminants
that
are
scooped
up
into
your
cooling
/
purifying
systems.
The
main
types
of
strainers
are
 intake
and
scoop
strainers,
which
help
to
absorb
water
into
your
cooling
system
as
your
boat
moves,
and
 filtering
strainers,
like
raw
water
and
inline
strainers,
which
help
to
make
sure
seaweed,
sand
and
other
 particles
don't
jam
up
your
cooling
system.

Every
boat
that
brings
aboard
outside
water
to
cool
the
 engine,
whether
the
raw
water
flows
through
the
engine
or
through
a
heat
exchanger,
needs
a
strainer
to
 prevent
grass
and
other
solids
from
reaching
the
pump. #20
­
Tighten
and
Lubricate
all
Doors
and
Cabinets
Hardware 
 During
the
life
of
a
vessel,
the
seas
and
constant
waves
take
a
toll
on
the
bearings
of
doors
and
 cabinet
hardware.

Periodically,
tighten
and
lubricate
the
fasteners
in
order
to
prevent
damage
to
the
 wood
and
further
deterioration
of
your
boat’s
interior. #22
­
Polish,
Wax
and
Detail
Exterior,
Including
Metals,
including
Hullsides
and
Deck.

 
 Polishing
and
waxing
the
exterior
preserves
your
boat’s
paint
and
prevents
an
“old
boat”
look
 from
developing.

A
higher
frequency
is
needed
for
color
hulls.
It
is
important
to
wash
and
detail
the
 exterior
after
every
use,
especially
if
in
salt
water.
 #23
­
Clean
and
Re­Apply
Antifouling
Bottom
Paint 
 Using
quality
anti‐fouling
bottom
paint
on
your
boat's
hull
can
help
prevent
bottom
fouling
from
 forming
in
the
first
place,
protecting
the
hull
and
saving
you
a
messy
clean‐up
job.
Anti‐fouling
paint
uses
 chemicals
called
biocides
that
are
released
gradually
during
the
boating
season
to
reduce
or
eliminate
 marine
growth
on
your
boat's
underwater
surfaces.
Most
anti‐fouling
bottom
paints
use
cuprous
oxide,
 and
generally,
the
more
cuprous
oxide
in
the
paint,
the
better
it
will
protect
your
boat's
bottom. E-MARINE. PASEO DEL MAR 6, MARINA DE CHAVON, CASA DE CAMPO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC


E- MA RINE

!

SeaCheck
is
a
comprehensive
on
site
after
market
yacht
inspection
program
designed
to
preserve
the
 value
of
the
yacht
purchase
investment,
bring
peace
of
mind
and
added
safety,
and
assist
Lazzara
 owner’s
in
making
management
decisions
about
the
maintenance
of
their
yachts
and
how
they
run.
 Once
a
year
factory
trained
SeaCheck
technicians
will
travel
to
your
yacht
and
conduct
an
in
depth
 analysis
of
the
condition
of
your
yacht
and
her
systems.
This
program
is
the
only
of
its
kind
in
the
 yachting
industry
today
and
has
generated
the
highly
valued
respect
of
major
marine
insurance
 underwriters
and
cost
savings
in
coverage
premiums
for
Lazzara
owners
as
a
result. The
key
components
of
the
program
include: • An
Overview
Inspection • ISIS
Alarm
Log
Data
Analysis • Engine
RPM
Distribution
Study • Safety
Equipment
Review • Battery
Condition
Tests • Sea
Trial • Vital
Mechanical
Fluids
Analysis • ISIS
Data
Analysis • Corrosion
Status
Survey • Conclusions 


To
learn
more
about
the
Seacheck/Lazzara
Program,
contact
ERH
Marine
today! E-MARINE. PASEO DEL MAR 6, MARINA DE CHAVON, CASA DE CAMPO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC


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