I'm very new here and a novice - but I'm close to buying a RIB and hope to be an enthusiastic contributor in the future. However, there's a million questions - most of them seemingly completely idiotic to those with lots of experience....
I do have a few on engines.
One of the boats I'm interested in has an Envinrude FICHT 150hp. Soooo, I'm thinking it's similar in lots of ways to a motorcycle engine - it needs servicing, oil changing etc.
1. How many hours should go between services?
2. Do you keep a log of the hours (I can't imagine I'd be organised enough to do that).
3. Do those who service engines come to your boat to do it?! If not, how on earth do you get the thing off?
4. Do you need to flush out the engine with clean water? How is this done and how often?
Really sorry if they're silly questions, I'm just trying to get my mind tidy on some of these things.
PS I'm happy to exchange knowledge on my specialist subjects!