M/Y Epic Significant maintenance list
(Not included are routine items such as zincs, fluids, fuel filters etc)
Turbo flaps were sticky and freed up. Small fuel leak on stb manifold sealed.
W4 service - Heat exchanger plates cleaned, cylinders borescoped, injectors tested and replaced where spray pattern not sufficient, valve clearance. Oil & filter change, coolant drain and flush.
Injector replaced by Motor Services Hugo Stamp
Heat exchangers cleaned
All engine mounts replaced by Motor Services Hugo Stamp
Marine interface module replaced on Starboard main engine by RPM Diesel.
Oil samples pulled from Mains, Gearboxes and generators. All within Specs.
Oil pan gasket replaced on Port. Oil and filters changed. Performed by RPM
Master battery replaced on Starboard DDEC module.
2 new DDEC displays installed in tower station.
Scheduled April 2021
MSHS to rectify oil leaks on Mains and gearboxes, clean heat exchangers then sea trial.
2400 hrs service on port gen. Rebuild Injection pump, replace injectors, clean heat exchanger etc. Performed by RPM Diesel.
2400 hrs service on stb gen. Rebuild Injection pump, replace injectors, clean heat exchanger etc. Performed by RPM Diesel.
AVR replaced on Starboard Generator after sending power spike through boat
12 inch mounting ring on port exhaust failed. Vessel hauled, port and starboard risers removed.
Mounting rings removed and mufflers modified to take wider 3 inch mounting rings. All silicone and clamps replaced and system reassembled. Note. Keep a 16 inch ball fender on board just in case.
All fuel tanks cleaned and fuel polished.
Rudders dropped, seals and bearings replaced. Done by High Seas Yacht Service
Shafts checked for straightness, props checked for balancing. Cutlass bearings replaced. Done by High Seas Yacht Service at LMC.
Engine and running gear alignment checked again by High Seas Yacht service
Currently in progress
Propellors removed and tuned to class s.
Shafts and rudders removed . all bearings and bushings replaced. To be reinstalled, realigned and sea trialed. Performed by High Seas Yacht Service
Stabilizers removed and serviced with new seals etc. Rams rebuilt, heat exchanger cleaned. Hoses replaced. Done by high Seas Yacht Service.
Hydraulic leak in engine room unit traced to directional valve body. Removed, seals replaced and reinstalled. Performed by crew.
All air handlers and related ducting replaced. General service and tuning of system. Done by Beard Marine
Chillers serviced and trac circulated through seawater lines. All engine room chilled water pipe insulation replaced due to sweating. All air handlers serviced. Performed by Beard Marine
Installed rule sump system for Chiller condensate drain lines so no longer draining into Engine room bilge. Discharge lines for chillers combined for ease of cleaning and cooling tower hook up. Also to provide Overboard for new sump pump. Performed by crew
Eskimo 600 Ice Maker
Unit removed from vessel and bench tested. Serviced, recharged with weighed amount of gas and reinstalled when repairs completed to damaged sub floor. New level controller installed. Operating well.
Engine room Lighting
Old CFL lights all removed and replaced with 24VDC LED strip lights and channels. 24vdc circuit connected directly. 120vac circuit fed Via step down transformer.
LED lights also installed in FWD crew bilge, under dash in wheelhouse and steering flat.
Wheelhouse Windscreen Wipers
All wiper arms replaced with longer arms to improve screen coverage. All blades replaced. Center motor replaced due to heavy rusting. Water damage to wood at mounting point repaired and system recommissioned.
Old pipe welders 4 ft hydraulic rams leaking and replaced with Rupp 5 ft rebuilt rams. New mounting collar installed and pivot bushes replaced. All external braided Hydraulic lines replaced.
Bilges and Raw Water plumbing
Many raw water strainers removed and relocated. Raw water pumps for fish box and drinks fridge relocated. Raw water hoses replaced due to age. Eskimo
skimo upgraded to ¾ hose. The one unit not ¾ is the drinks fridge, which is 5/8 hose but much smaller unit. March pumps replaced- drinks box (120VAC) and rear fish box (240VAC).
FWD Engine room Rule 3600 bilge pump replaced.
Tuna tube pump relocated to improve access to steering components. All hose replaced and distribution manifold cleaned, checked and reinstalled.
Octomarine water softener removed, stripped, cleaned and tested on the dock. Repalced leaking seals. Reinstalled, recharged and recommissioned.
Tie bar removed from Vessel. Both Ball joints replaced and bar reinstalled. Shortened to maximum with toe in still remaining. Fine tuning to be done at next haul out for accurate measurements
New rudder angle indicator installed due to erratic readings. New Robertson AP 20 Autopilot installed in tower station. Dock and sea trials performed. Good operation. Crew
Hydraulic ram base mount removed and reversed in order to balance steering geometry. Previously 37 degrees to STBD and 22 to port. Now within 3 degrees each way. Crew
Rudders dropped and bushings replaced. Toe in checked and tie bar adjusted accordingly. High seas chased slow leak allowing pressure to slowly bleed down.
New ships Ultra quiet compressor installed under dash to feed ships horn.
Ships Electric blinds
All salon blinds dismantled and restrung. Some failed components replaced. All blinds working.
Performed by crew.
New electric motor fitted to High Pressure pump, Pump head bench tested by Watermakers, Inc and performing well. Motor capacitors remote mounted and pump/motor assembly relocated under starboard engine bank. Some plumbing relocated and hoses checked.
Membranes removed and bench tested By Watermakers, Inc. leaking fittings replaced. All 3 performing well.
All 8 cameras replaced with multi system (analog and digital) cameras with Night vision. Multiplexer replaced also but still Analogue.
Work under way
All three underwater lights and drivers removed and replaced with SeaVision white L.E.D. lights.
Work under way
Troubleshooting system resulted in stripping and replacing majority of components and upgrading to the new Bennett Auto Trim Pro system. 2 actuators replaced and sensor wires added. 2nd Hydraulic power unit added to increase responsiveness of tabs. Port and starboard tabs now have their own HPU, doubling the response time.
Tower, bridge deck aft and main deck aft station controls disabled as new “Auto Pro functions make them obsolete. The Auto trim pro will extend tabs as the boat accelerates to keep the bow down. It will also retract when the boat slows again. It will also adjust tabs to compensate weight shifts at speed. All plumbing replaced and HPUs relocated for easier access/ top up. Visual tab position indicator added to wheel house station.
Work under way.
Main engine sea cocks stripped, cleaned, serviced and replaced. Now two finger operation. Completed
All other through hulls replaced. Performed by All Points
Work under way
System troubleshooting performed due to lack of performance on bow thruster, but good operation on davit and windlass. Bow thruster pressure operating at below 1000 PSI when should be 2,500 PSI. Problem likely traced to load sensing valve. Test when back in water
New bottom paint, prop speed and zincs