Preventive maintenance


  • Clean preventively the fresh water tanks on a regular basis by washing them with detergent
  • Check the diesel oil tanks on a yearly basis on water and dirt on the bottom of the tanks


  • Lubricate all moving parts of the rigging regularly (WD40)
  • The inspection of a standing mast is limited. Bring down in due time and check further and conserve
  • Check standing rigging yearly on broken strands in the terminals
  • Bring the sails to the sail maker on a yearly basis for a check on loose seams
  • Security and security splitpins

Hardware and windows

  • In due time wipe off and seal again with sealing kit preventively (for example Sikaflex)
  • Replace severe cracked windows preventively

Teak deck

  • Never clean with a high pressure gun but with a soft brush and soap
  • Check rubbering regularly on sealing and repair on the spot preventively (for example with Sikaflex)
  • Apply anti seaweed fluid


  • Check carter oil level, cooling water level and gear box oil level regularly and fill up if necessary
  • Keep bilge under the engine and the engine itself clean and dry to notice possible leakage earlier and to be able to take preventive measures
  • Check vibration dampers by backing up and forward and replace preventively if necessary due to age

Anchor well

  • To prevent damage caused by the anchor chain keep the hull free from the chain
  • Check the bottom of the anchor well on a good water drainage

Hull below the waterline

  • Where necessary re-work the conservation layer
  • Ships that are sensitive for osmose should be taken out of the water in winter
  • Check anodes on well functioning
  • Place the correct anodes (aluminium for fresh water and zinc for salt water)

Other preventive measures

  • Add grease before and after sailing to a greased stuffing box
  • Check the electrolyte level of the batteries regularly to prevent full run down
  • Mount an earth leakage circuit breaker for shore power
  • Renew gas hoses and gas regulator in due time preventively and have a pressure testing done on the system regularly
  • Keep the bilge dry and if possible when not using the boat try to ventilate
  • Protect the instruments outside against UV / sun light when not using them
  • Put the paintwork or the gelcoat preventively in boat wax on a yearly basis
  • Bring enough safety and life saving equipment on board according to sailing water
  • Repair damages to paintwork / coating preventively
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