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Created and Illustrated by Dennison Berwick
Voyage Press
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Toronto, Ontario
Canada M4T 1K2
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and Michele Pippen. Of course, any mistakes or
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents ........................................................ iii
List of Drawings........................................................... iv
Welcome to your Maintenance eLogbook .................... v
Value of Keeping a Maintenance Logbook.................. vi
Navigating and Using this eLogbook.......................... vii
Diesel System Inventory.............................................10
Other Motors - outboard, generator............................18
Maintenance Tasks & Schedule .................................21
Saildrives - Maintenance Tasks and Schedule...........26
Inspections .................................................................27
Logbook......................................................................41
Summaries ............................................................ 141
Diesel Fuel Log ................................................
Engine Oil Changes .........................................
Gearbox/Transmission Fluid Changes .............
Primary Fuel Filter Changes ............................
Secondary Fuel Filter Changes .......................
Raw Water Pump Impeller Changes ................
Engine Coolant/Antifreeze Drain & Top Ups ....
Other Equipment Changes (hoses & hose clamps)
Saildrive Gear Oil Changes .............................
Saildrives - Inspections & Changes of Rubber Seals ...
Measures & Conversions ...................................... 172
Index......................................................................189
Additional Notes ................................................... 192
Future Publications................................................ 196
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List of Drawings
Intro - 2
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Example of a raw water strainer
Cover centre hole of new oil filter
Tie a wooden plug to each seacock
Raw water pump with impeller & o-ring pump
Examples of air filters
Examples of exhaust risers & a water-lift muffler
Example of a gearbox label
Example of a traditional stuffing box
Example of a dripless lip shaft seal
Example of a dripless face shaft seal
Measuring a cutlass bearing
Measuring a propeller shaft taper
Use hex nuts, not wing nuts
Examples of syphon breaks
Example of a cartridge-type air filter cartridge
Quick check of a seacock
Checking the nuts on a propeller shaft
Comparison of micron sizes
Engine oil dipstick diagnostics
Gearbox/transmission dipstick diagnostics
Inspecting hoses and hose clamps
Inspecting wiring and terminals
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Inspecting a rubber impeller
Inspecting a raw water pump
Inspecting anodes
Inspecting pulleys
Inspecting belts
Inspecting the propeller shaft
Inspecting the shaft coupling
Inspecting dripless shaft seals
Inspecting the rubber hose of a traditional stuffing box
Inspecting a rubber cutlass bearing
Inspecting a propeller
Inspecting a shaft strut
Saildrive - inspecting rubber sealing ring & alarm
Check manual if gearbox dipsticks need to “dangle”
Gasket removed - spin-on secondary fuel filter
How to use a coolant/antifreeze hydrometer
Ohm’s law triangle
Thermometer
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Diagram demonstrating 1
newton-metre
Examples of screw heads
Examples of bolt heads
Cleaning battery terminals
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Welcome to your Maintenance eLogbook
Intro - 3
This interactive eLogbook is designed to more easily maintain your marine diesel system. See what needs to be done,
keep model and serial numbers in one convenient place, record completed tasks; verify inspections and make any necessary
conversions and calculations. Features include:
Drawings - more than 40 scalable drawings of important inspections. See the List of Drawings
Inventory - keep part numbers and model numbers in one place to make maintenance easier; eg. fuel
filter replacement numbers, battery installation dates, propeller size and direction etc.
MSchedule - interactive checklists of basic maintenance tasks, by day, week, month etc. Tick off jobs
done and write in next service dates
Inspections - clear drawings show what to look for when making inspections of belts, impeller, etc.
Logbook - record all the work done of any part of your system - what, who, when and any follow-ups
Summaries - jump from the Logbook to specific summary pages for oil changes, impeller checks etc.
This helps ensure records of the most important tasks don’t get lost in pages and pages of details
Measures - easy-to-use, interactive calculators and formulae for all common measurements,
including metric & inch equivalent sizes, drill holes and tap sizes
Index - full index of all topics in the eLogbook
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Navigating and Using Your eLogbook
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• 300+ simple, clear drawings
• 64 maintenance tasks
66 winterize/lay-up tasks
53 recommission tasks
222 pages
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Diesel System Inventory
Hull Number
Number of seacocks (all boat)
Licence / Registration
Power (HP kW)
electricengine-driven
Main fuel pump
Type of fuel injection
mechanical - inline
electronic - common rail
mechanical - distributor
electronic - rotary distributor
Injection pump make & model
Diesel Fuel Tanks Number
Capacity
Primary fuel filter make & model
Secondary fuel filter part #
Overhaul/Rebuilt
Serial Number
Nos. of cylinders
Vessel make and model
Y
ear built
Engine make
&
model
Y
ear
Engine
hours
notes
Auxiliary fuel pump
fitted
not fitted
Type
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Stern Gland
Propeller Shaft
Shaft material
Seal type
stuffing box
dripless lip seal
dripless face seal
lip sealstuffing box
shaft taper measurements - see Propeller page 17
face seal
notes
Make & model
Date installed
Sizes
Last serviced
mm
Shaft diameter
inches*
*use decimal inches for greatest accuracy
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Maintenance Tasks & Schedule
Daily (or before operating)
date done next service
Engine Essentials
visual engine room inspection
check engine oil level
check belt tension
check coolant/antifreeze level & top up as needed
keep battery(s) charged and monitor voltage
Weekly
date done next service
Engine Essentials check transmission fluid level
inspect hoses and hose clamps
fit & inspect anti-chafe protection
inspect belt(s)
inspect condition of coolant
Lubrication dipstick diagnostics – engine oil
dipstick diagnostics transmission fluid
Electrical check battery open circuit voltage with a multimeter
Marine Diesel Basics 1 explains how to complete all these tasks with clear drawings and simple text
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Inspections
Engine Oil Dipstick Diagnostics............................................................................ 28
Gearbox / Transmission Fluid Dipstick Diagnostics ............................................. 29
Inspecting Hoses and Hose Clamps .................................................................... 30
Inspecting Wiring and Terminals........................................................................... 31
Inspecting a Rubber Impeller ............................................................................... 32
Inspecting a Raw Water Pump ............................................................................. 32
Inspecting Anodes ............................................................................................... 33
Coolant / Antifreeze Inspection............................................................................. 33
Inspecting Pulleys ................................................................................................ 34
Inspecting Belts .................................................................................................... 35
Inspecting the Propeller Shaft .............................................................................. 36
Inspecting the Shaft Coupling .............................................................................. 36
Inspecting Dripless Shaft Seals............................................................................ 37
Inspecting the Rubber Hose of a Traditional Stuffing Box................................... 37
Inspecting a Rubber Cutlass Bearing................................................................... 38
Inspecting a Propeller........................................................................................... 39
Inspecting a Shaft Strut ........................................................................................ 39
Saildrive - Inspecting Interior Rubber ................................................................... 40
Sealing Ring & Water Sensor Alarm..................................................................... 40
Dirt in the primary fuel filter
Is often too small to see
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Inspections - 13
Inspecting a Propeller
Inspecting a Shaft Strut
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Logbook
Logbook pages 1 - 20 started on........................................................... 42
Logbook pages 21 - 40 started on......................................................... 60
Logbook pages 41 - 60 started on......................................................... 81
Logbook pages 61 - 80 started on........................................................101
Logbook pages 81 - 100 started on..................................................... 119
To make navigation easier, the Logbook is divided into four
sections. Enter the date a section is started, then jump to that
section by clicking on the page number.
this is page 87
jump to summaries
date item notes
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Summaries
Diesel Fuel Log ..................................................142
Engine Oil Changes ...........................................152
Gearbox/Transmission Fluid* Changes..............156
Primary Fuel Filter Changes...............................158
Secondary Fuel Filter Changes..........................160
Raw Water Pump Impeller Changes ..................161
Engine Coolant/Antifreeze Drain & Top ups .......163
Other Equipment Changes (eg. Hoses & hose clamps)164
Saildrive Gear Oil Changes................................166
Saildrives - Inspections & Changes of Rubber Seals .........170
Check manual if gearbox dipstick needs to “dangle”
Check old gasket removed -
spin-on secondary fuel filter
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Diesel Fuel Log
Summaries - 2
date
tank
#
quantity
fuel added
engine
hours
pre
filtered
where obtained/fuel burned
logbook
page
new total fuel
in the tank
May 2
1258
#1 port
60 Lts
yes
Best Service Marine
250 Lts
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Measures & Conversions
Area - metric and imperial ............................................ 173
Diesel - volumes and weights....................................... 174
Electrical - Georg Ohm’s Law....................................... 175
Electrical - James Watt’s Law....................................... 176
Length/Distance - metric, imperial and nautical ........... 177
Power - horse power and kilowatts .............................. 178
Pressure - metric and imperial ..................................... 179
Speed - metric, imperial and nautical ........................... 180
Temperature -
o
C and
o
F ........................................
......
181
Torque - metric and imperial......................................... 182
Volume - metric and imperial........................................ 183
Weight - metric and imperial......................................... 184
Common Metric, Fraction and Decimal Equivalents .... 185
Tap and Drill Hole Sizes ............................................... 188
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Measures - 8
enter number multiply by result
Pa = psi
Pa =
mmHg
Pa = inHg
kPa = psi
kPa =
mmHg
kPa = inHg
MPa = psi
MPa = bar
mmHg
= Pa
mmHg
= kPa
enter number
multiply by
psi = Pa
psi = kPa
bar = psi
bar = Pa
bar = MPa
bar =
mmHg
bar = inHg
Pa
8000
0.000145 =
1.16 psi
enter number resultformula
inHg = inches of mercury
mmHG = millimetres of mercury
kPa = 1000 pascals
Mpa = 1,000,000 pascals
Pa = pascal
psi = pounds per square inch
Atmospheric pressure
(atm) at sea level
= ± 14.7 psi
= ± 760.00 mmHg
= ± 29.921 inHg
= 101.325 kPa
Pressure - metric and imperial
result
0.000145
0.0075
0.00029
0.145
7.5
0.295
145.04
10
133.30
0.1333
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
6,895
6.895
14.504
100,000
0.10
750.062
29.53
0.00
0.00
0.00
0
0.00
0.00
0.00
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ft lbf = foot pounds
lbf = pound force
N = Newton
N m = Newton metre
1 Newton = force required to move 1 kg a
distance of 1 metre per second per second
(per second per second is the standard
measurement of the speed of acceleration)
1 Newton metre is 1 kg force (1 Newton) applied
with a 1 metre lever to move or rotate an object
1 foot-pound is 1 lb of force applied with a one-
foot lever to move or rotate an object
enter number multiply by result
N = lbf
lbf = N
N m =
ft lbf
Ft lbf
= N
N 6
0.225
=
1.349
lbf
enter number resultformula
Torque
= force required to rotate an object (such as a shaft)
= 1 Newton/metre
Torque - metric and imperial
0.225
4.448
0.738
1.356
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
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Tap and Drill Hole Sizes in Millimetres, Inches and Decimal Inches
inch tap size inch drill size mm drill size
1/8 3/32 2.38
1/4 7/32 5.5
5/16 9/32 7
3/8 5/16 8
1/2 15/32 12
5/8 35/64 14
3/4 11/16 17.5
7/8 13/16 20.5
1 7/8 22
mm tap size mm drill size inch drill size
2 1.5 1/16
3 2.5 3/32
4 3.5 9/64
5 4.5 11/64
6 5 13/64
7 6 15/64
8 7 9/32
10 9 23/64
12 10.5 13/32
14 12.5 31/64
NOTE: drill sizes given are common equivalents
(1.6 mm drill bits are not found on many boats!)
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Index - click on the number to jump to the page
A
Acknowledgements ii
Alternator 13
Anodes, inspecting 33
Antifreeze hydrometer
how to use 172
Belts, inspecting 35
Breathing 22, 23
air intake 12
exhaust 12
turbocharger 12
C
Contents iii
Coolant/Antifreeze 21
Coolant/Antifreeze inspection 33
Cooling
inventory 11
how to measure
16
inspection 38
D
Diesel Fuel 22, 23
fuel filter 10
injection pump 10
micron sizes 27
Electrical 13, 21, 22
battery banks 13
inventory 13
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Engine Belts 21, 35
Engine Essentials 21, 22
Exhaust 12
E
Cooling cont.
impeller
11, 32
Cutlass Bearing 16
Dipstick Dangle 141
Dipstick Diagnostics 28
Dripless Face Seal 15
Dripless Lip Seal 15
Dripless Shaft Seal
inspecting
37
Drive Train 22, 23
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