What is the issue?Each engine has a recommended run time between services and oil changes, typically measured in hours on yachts. This means that each time the engine is run, the duration needs to be logged and that log requires monitoring so that maintenance may be correctly scheduled.
Why address this?The engine is one of the most expensive and critical resources upon a vessel. Implementing best practices in servicing will help lead to reliability and longevity of service life.
How to address this?Implement an engine-hours counter.
During our circumnavigation we took great care of our engine and monitored the hours. Yet I was far from a log disciplinarian and did not pay particular attention to what I classified as another mundane daily accounting chore. I am sure I was out on most services by 20%.
An engine-hours counter is an instrument that automatically takes care of this task. It activates when the engine is running, tracking and accumulating the precise engine operating hours for you. This makes it easy to keep on top of exact usage patterns and schedule appropriate maintenance.
With thanks to:Michael Harpur, Yacht Obsession.
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