A big part of owning a boat is the maintenance. Here we’ll have a quick look at the different types of Boat Maintenance: Preventative and Corrective.
Effective planning: Ensure that the vessel, its mechanical systems, and its services are functioning correctly and are properly maintained. Includes engine maintenance, hauling out, battery checks., etc.
When we talk about planned maintenance we are concerned, primarily, with reducing breakdowns and consequently the costs associated with this. Planned maintenance can be broken into two categories:
1. Preventative Maintenance
Preventative maintenance is to prevent failures or discovering a failure at an early stage.
2. Corrective Maintenance
Corrective maintenance is where we repair failures.
The Advantages of Planned Maintenance
Fewer breakdowns and repairs
Our equipment operates efficiently all the time
There are fewer hazards when working with well-maintained equipment
Complies with regulations
With a good plan, there should be no areas of the vessel or equipment that are overlooked
What strategy do you adopt to keep on top of your boat maintenance: Preventative or Corrective?
Next: Elements of a Planned Maintenance Program
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