Large or small, basic or customised, every vessel needs to be maintained and proper service is the key to fun and safe boating.
Planning ahead for the next journey, look to have your boat systems checked and undertake preventative maintenance to avoid problems that could keep you off the water or place your family’s safety at risk.
With more than 25 years in the
industry, Rod Twitchin Marine has compiled a general maintenance checklist to
make your vessel preparation more manageable, to get peak boating season off to
a great start.
“It’s crucial to attend to your boat after to avoid disappointment or any issues that impact on your safety,” explains Rod.
“Boats are exposed to the elements,”
he continues. “Maintenance is vital for your safety and looking after your
investment. There would be nothing worse that quibbling over saving a couple of
hundred dollars on service or a replacement part, when you’re out there and
find yourself in trouble.
“Prevention is always better than a
cure, and certainly less costly.”
Rod is an AMSA
accredited Marine Surveyor, Master 5 and Engineer. As a qualified
mechanic, he has a diverse background as a Ships Master and Engineer, and
onshore in Marine Surveying, maintenance and safety management.
He is the sole Marine Surveyor
onsite and can provide a broad range of services to recreational and
commercial vessels, from pre-purchase condition reports, insurance assessing
and reports, valuations, preparing vessel operation guides, safety systems,
skipper training, project management and vessel management, as well as valet
service for delivery and routine maintenance.
In the instance of buying a pre-owned
boat, RTM can also liaise with the broker or current owner to arrange
inspection dates/times and organise the marina berth or travel lift booking
offering clients a hassle-free service throughout the survey period.
“Several of our local, interstate and
international clients have been so impressed with their pre-purchase reports
that they have now contracted me to take the ‘helm’ of their vessels as they
undergo various works and require tailored Vessel Operations Manuals.”
“We offer a turn-key service to put boaties’ minds at ease. Leave it to the experts, hop in and go.”
See the RTM Maintenance Checklist
or Download your helpful Checklist
prepared by Rod below;
A. INITIAL CHECKLIST
B. OUT OF WATER
C. MAIN ENGINES, TRANSMISSIONS & GENERATORS
D. VESSEL SYSTEMS
E. SAFETY & NAVIGATION
For professional assistance with all your pre-season boat service and maintenance, contact Rod Twitchin Marine on 0412 641 614.