Cruise the Erie Canal
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Cruise through time and explore the rich
history of the Canal System that shaped a nation.
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Change engine oil unless done in the
fall (preferable). Check fluid levels:
transmission, hydraulic steering fluid,
Check belts for tension and wear.
Check raw-water and freshwater pumps
for seepage, which indicates a gasket
needs to be replaced.
Replace raw-water impellers if they are
more than a year old.
Examine exhaust manifolds for signs of
corrosion and water seepage that indicate blockage. If you suspect a problem,
remove the manifold.
Replacing the (inexpensive) gaskets at
the heat exchanger every year helps
prevent corrosion at the housing and
also lets you look for gunk that can clog
Test bilge blower
and inspect hose.
jacket of cables
either of which
cable must be
grease at the
Inspect swage fittings for rust and
cracks. Running rigging should be supple and free of chafe.
Run a rag over stays and shrouds to find
“fishhooks” that indicate the wire needs
to be replaced.
Ensure that spreaders bisect the
shrouds. Ends should be protected to
Remove tape at turnbuckles and lubricate threads (preferably with Teflon).
Run a water hose over chainplates to
check for leaks. Look for rust streaks
inside and out. If necessary, remove
them and recaulk.
To see our Spring Fitting-Out
Checklist video, see this story online at www.BoatUS.com/Magazine