Captain Chris Yacht Services Captain Chris Yacht Services
   
Deltaville Seminar with Captains Chris & Alyse   DIY at Crackerboy Boat Yard in Fort Pierce Florida   Our Services   From TrawlerFest to Their Own Trawler!
 
About Us       Delivery       Training Onboard      Testimonials      Training Video's & Ship's Stores      YouTube Channel

Ask Captain Chris

Calendar

Seminars

Photo Log

Favorite Links

Galley Recipes

Maintenance

Newsletter

Home

Find us on
Facebook

Follow us on Facebook

Selene 53 Owners Work Better Together with Captains Chris & Alyse

Great Loop Cruisers Rendezvous in Norfolk VA

Trawler Training Texas Style

How do I Ask Captain Chris about Boating?

A Looper Learns About the Florida Coast

Heritage East 46 Trawler Training

Top Five DIY Maintenance Items for Boat Owners

Cruising 101- FUNdamentals with Captain Chris! November 2017

Nordic Tug 32 + 2, Learn to Do It Yourself

Captain Chris Yacht Services
Nordic Tug 32 + 2, Learn to Do It Yourself
Alyse Caldwell
A happy owner 'cuz he knows how to change his fuel filters!
Additional Images
Don't lose precious time on the water because of a breakdown. You can learn to "Do It Yourself". Captain Chris will tour you through your own engine room introducing you to basic preventative maintenance, repairs and filter changes.

There aren’t too many service stations along the ocean or ICW. Sure, a marine towing company can bring you back to a dock where a mechanic can order parts and replace them when they finally come in.

But you’ve wasted precious vacation time on the water when maybe you could have done it yourself??

Oil and Filters. We can help you learn how to change your engine oil and fuel filters. The value in this is not only to save money and time but also to help you learn the vessel systems for underway maintenance and repairs.

Sea water cooling pump. We can teach you how to change the impeller, tracing the cooling system. This will help to recover the “lost” rubber parts which fell off the impeller when it failed. This isn’t a difficult job but many boaters are unaware that the lost rubber impeller pieces can reduce the water flow and cooling efficiency, leading to an overheated engine. 

Shower sump pumps are another easy item to maintain. Since they are below decks and out of sight, owners rarely think about preventive maintenance. When the sump pump fails your shower or galley sink may back up and "what a mess". Soapy residue from the backed up shower or dirty dishwater includes grease and food particles. This may flood directly into your bilge and cause odors. It can also foul the regular bilge pump.

Ask us about the two easy steps to promote long sump pump life. Send us an email with your questions about how Captain Chris Yacht Services can help you Learn to Do It Yourself. Like to read testimonials about how our clients learn from Captain Chris Yacht Services? Click here.

Duel RACOR fuel filters.
Fuel supply manifold
   

Click here for more Maintenance

View other articles written by Captain Chris Yacht Services