Table 17-4. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
for Workboat, Lifesaving, and Firefighting Systems (Continued)
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
Inspect the compass unit for bubble in com-
pass oil, sticking dial, or discolored compass
Any of these conditions indicates an
improperly operating compass. Replace the
compass and return the old compass for
Inspect workboat navigation lights. Replace
cracked lenses and burned out bulbs, as
Check the bilge pump as follows:
Check bilge pump strainer and clean
Make sure that bilge pump wiring is
corrosion-free and connections are
Check automatic switch to ensure
Switch does not
that bilge pump operates normally.
Check for leaks in pump hoses.
Repair or replace as necessary. Make
sure all bilge pump and hose fasten-
ers are secure.
Check that outboard drive oil level is
between marks on dipstick when
inserted in oil hole and NOT screwed
down. Do not screw dipstick into threads
when checking oil level. Outboard drive
must be in FULL DOWN position when
checking oil. Be careful to keep any
water from entering oil hole. Fill with
same grade of oil as in engine, filling
through dipstick hole. Do not lose O- ring
in groove under dipstick top, and be sure
to screw dipstick in tightly when finishing
this maintenance procedure.
Lubricate steering bearings on top of out-
board drive inside engine compartment.
Use a grease gun with water-resistant
grease, and pump in grease until it is
forced out at the bearings.