• Inspect engine and look for drips, leaks, belt dust, or fuel (or oil) streaks on engine block
  • Check raw water strainer and seacock
  • Sea water pump (is it leaking through the weep hole?)
  • Inspect bilge pump
  • Check oil filter (write service date on all replaceable filter elements)
  • Check fuel filters (write dates on all replaceable filter elements)
  • Sacrificial anode in heat exchanger (change when 50 percent)
  • Examine muffler for cracks, leaks, corrosion
  • Inspect shaft seal
  • Check oil level
  • Hose clamps (double below waterline)
  • Transmission: check gear cooler, oil level, transmission pump, output flange
  • Exhaust hose (check for leaks)
  • Coolant cap (check for leaks)
  • Inspect exhaust elbow (check for leaks)
  • Make sure control cables are not kinked, and end fittings are securely fastened
  • Genset:
    • Write change date on all replaceable filters
    • Inspect all connections and circuit breakers
    • Check belts for proper tension
    • Look at hoses, wires, clamps for cracks, wear
    • Check oil and coolant levels
  • Check battery levels and terminals
  • Inspect alternator for proper belt tension, alignment and excessive dust build up
  • Inspect battery cable connections to and from alternator
  • Check stuffing box
  • If everything looks okay, start engine, log hours and note service dates