Why be Reliable

Disasters

What is Normal Reliability   

Murphy’s Law

 

Captain and Crew

    Captain Responsibilities

    Captains Objectives

    Vessel Configuration and Maintenance

    Alcohol Use While Operating a Boat

    Crew Responsibilities

 

Reliability (Probability of Success)

Redundancy

A Systems Approach to a Reliable Boat

Risk Management

Failure Mode Analysis

 

Engine

    Raw Cooling Water Flow

    Ignition System Solutions

Fuel

    Fuel Filter and Water Separator

    Diesel Fuel Contamination

    Fuel System Monitoring

    Redundant Electric Fuel Pump

    Redundant Fuel Tank

Starting System Solutions

Charging

Keeping Controls Operational

Dielectric Compounds

Fire

Flood

Monitoring

Emergency Planning

Running Aground

Miscellaneous Reliability Tips

Prove it Before You Use it

Bibliography