Table 17-4. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
for Workboat, Lifesaving, and Firefighting Systems
B - Before
D - During
A - After
D - Daily
H - Hourly Interval
CHECK FOR AND HAVE
IS NOT READY/
REPAIRED OR ADJUSTED
B D A D
These procedures start with the workboat in
the water and secured to the side of the
barge with four lines using the small work-
boat cleats on the forward two- thirds of the
barge on either side in the area with the
Make visual check of hull and installed
equipment, such as running lights and
searchlights. Make sure it is properly
secured with lines and bumpers.
a. To check engine compartment, open
cabin and make sure master switch is
OFF. Obtain engine hatch tool from
under operator's seat.
b. Using hatch tool, rotate lock nuts on each
corner one-half turn counterclockwise
and slowly open engine compartment (aft
deck closure). Check for escaping air
which indicates that water may be enter-
ing engine compartment and forcing air
Check engine compartment for diesel
Class III leaks.
fuel, water, oil, or hydraulic fuel leaks.
Tighten filters and fittings as necessary.
Perform the following engine start and
workboat controls activation procedures:
1) With all electrical circuits OFF, except
bilge pump on AUTO setting, turn
master switch ON.
2) Turn ignition switch to position 1 to
check engine electrical accessories.
3) Lower outboard drive, if in the TILT
range. Small red light on outboard
drive panels is ON if outboard drive is
in TILT range.
Engine must NOT be started with outboard
drive in TILT range. When engine is in TILT
UP position, water pickup point on outboard
drive is out of water and engine cannot
receive seawater to cool closed coolant sys-