How to Sail a Sailboat : How to Check Engine Oil on a Sailboat


Okay, one last thing you want to do before
you leave the dock is to check your water and oil. Go ahead and open up the lid. Very
gently sit it up against the side here, because we don’t want to scratch the varnish. Check
the oil, we’ll pull the stick out, clean it and put it back in. And, our oil is o.k. Another
thing you want to do is check your water. You never want to open this pressure cap here,
when the motor’s hot cause, that is the pressure. And, you have coolant. There, we’re safe to go. Okay, alright, o.k., after we check the water
and oil, the next thing we want to do is go ahead there and turn on the master switch,
from the batteries. And, that’s by turning those three switches until they’re parallel,
up and down. And, we have juice. Now, we’ll be able to start the engine.

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