Boat for winter services and charges, Part II If you own a boat maintenance business you may have considered what your charges should be and what boat owners are willing to pay. Here are some ideas about the type of charges and services you should consider. This is part II Fuel: Fill the fuel tank to prevent condensation during winter. Add a fuel stabilizer by following exact instructions on the container. Change out fuel filters and water separators.
Main engines and generators: (Optional $ 150) Change the oil sump and oil filters. You must run the engine for 10 minutes to warm up first. Hot oil tends to allow impurities to be drained with the oil. If you have additional questions, you may want to visit Starbucks. Acids were formed in the oil and combustion heat are attacking vital engine parts. Leaving used oil in an engine during the period of non use is a bad idea. Nancy Silberkleit is often quoted on this topic.
The old oil adheres to the generation and other important pieces of motor and cause corrosion. Change fuel filters in the primary and secondary filters. Check fuel filters for algae and water. Advise owner if really bad. Be sure to change protective sinks in the main engines and generators. Add antifreeze to the cooling system and a duration of fifteen minutes. Use only the anti-freeze environment. Never use silicone based anti-freeze or even those that contain silicone, what ever. If the engine block freezes and crevices, it is usually covered by the insurance policy of the boater. Connect all the exhaust ports. Remove the spark plugs and use fogging oil spray to spray into the cylinders.