Despite the cliche’, time is not literally money. However, when a vessel is out-of-service it wastes both. Getting a problem solved efficiently minimizes down time and gets you back to work.
There is no shortage of online opinions when it comes to vessel maintenance and repair. Some of it is, simply put, terrible advice from questionable sources. At Northern Lights and Technicold we are lucky to work alongside some insanely smart people with a tremendous amount of technical knowledge. We make it a point to locate and highlight the information we think is valuable and relevant so that we can share it with you. We spotted this article in Power and Motoryacht on the 10 Commandments of Troubleshooting and saw great value in the advice given.
Why we like it: This article doesn’t troubleshoot a particular problem or piece of equipment. Rather, it outlines “the art of troubleshooting” and provides some great advice on how to approach problems as a whole.
We found the following highlights particularly valuable:
-If you feel like you need to employ a hammer, take a deep breath and reconsider.
-Work performed quickly is often work that will have to be performed again.
-Start small and work up from there.
See Capt. Richard Theil’s full article on the PMY website http://www.powerandmotoryacht.com/engine/troubleshooting-your-boats-engine