WHAT IS PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE?
It is a thorough understanding regarding relationship value of care and inspection.
Three Suggestions of interest:
1. Conduct proper water flush procedures for the exhaust cooling system and purge the lines.
2. Drain/dry all remaining standing water out of the engine compartment and bilge area. We like to use a reverse dry/water vac when the engine has cooled down, or simply sponge by hand and towel dry, ventilate with the seat off, or slightly cracked for airway flow.
3. Inspect and tighten hose clamps. Inspect gaskets and hoses for pressure release.
Do not store like this outside with your seats removed in a marine environment due to salt droplets, debris, wind and dust/dirt.
Make sure your post operations inspections are thorough.
You have metal to water conductivity with standing water.
Gaskets can become damaged along with metal parts.
Do not allow your craft to sit in water for extended ranged days.
Observe your hourly maintenance chart per the make, model and year of product of Rescue Water Craft you are operating.
I have suggested to you before to make a binder for your Jet Ski to maintain your inspection records and engine hours, so if you haven't gotten after that now is the time!
That binder you maintain accurately can save you $$.
Regarding cleaning/flushing: Some folks like using Salt Away, some use Simple Green and some use Dawn Detergent, regardless, effective preventative maintenance is your Jet's Skis best friend both internally and externally.
I make my own flush/wash.
Make sure you take care of your muffler system
You cannot go wrong by keeping your bilge dry!
Posted: June 29, 2019
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