There are important functions that must be followed before, during and after every outing:

* Inspect the raw water intake water strainer for blockage. If there is blockage, also check the transmission cooler (where equipped).

* Check and clean as necessary the seacock strainer.

* Check the cooling system level. See the Ilmor Engine owner’s manual for details.

* Inspect the battery connections and hold-downs.

* Inspect the drive train for loose or missing hardware.

* Inspect the throttle and shift cables for kinks, wear and interference with other components.

* Inspect the propeller shaft log for excessive water entry.

* Inspect the fuel system lines and connections for leaks.

* Check for water leaks or excessive exhaust odor.

* As you start the engine, check that the voltage reading registers a fully charged battery.