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Top Tips for extended cruising

This feature will focus on some top tips for extended cruising. If you have one that you want to share please send it to the editor.

Engine Checks

Often people do engine checks just before starting up the engine prior to leaving. If you discover a problem then there is very often little you can do to fix in time for your departure. Result – you end up being delayed. If you do the engine cheks as soon as you arrive in a port you can often get things fixed so that your departure is not delayed. This is particularly important on a circumnavigation as you will need to keep your schedule as much as possible. Clearly you can’t do checks such as oil checks as soon as you arrive – but you can do most.