FIRST MATE CHECKOUT SERVICE

Our First Mate Checkout Service is a Scheduled Periodic Inspection of your Vessel.

This focused, customized inspection is designed to check and exercise truly critical systems that would prevent your boat from leaving the slip, keep you from staying aboard, or affect the safety or security of your asset.  It is not intended to evaluate each and every non-critical appliance, system, or circuit aboard your boat.  By performing periodic inspections, test runs, and exercises every two weeks, you gain a more reliable boat and a much greater probability of enjoying your leisure time aboard!  Small problems are identified before they become larger and more expensive weekend or budget killers.

Equipment becomes more reliable through regular use because it doesn’t sit dormant for extended periods of time. 

Why a Bi-weekly Program?

Our industry experience has taught us that a potential month of inactivity for mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems is too long to retain reliability.  The potential for a malfunction during a span of time that long is just too risky.

There is the possibility of up to a month passing between an inspection of your vessel by TNM technicians and your arrival on board.  In order to avoid ultimate dissatisfaction with both your boat and a service of this type, a two week inspection interval is a requirement.

Why a Bi-weekly Program?

Our industry experience has taught us that a potential month of inactivity for mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems is too long to retain reliability.  The potential for a malfunction during a span of time that long is just too risky.

There is the possibility of up to a month passing between an inspection of your vessel by TNM technicians and your arrival on board.  In order to avoid ultimate dissatisfaction with both your boat and a service of this type, a two week inspection interval is a requirement.

OVERALL GOALS OF THE FIRST MATE CHECKOUT SERVICE

MAXIMIZE YOUR USE AND ENJOYMENT OF YOUR VESSEL

MINIMIZE FRUSTRATING DOWN TIME AND WASTED TRIPS TO THE BOAT

KEEP YOUR VESSEL IN GOOD REPAIR, READY TO USE AT ANY TIME

PROTECT THE VALUE OF YOUR INVESTMENT

MAXIMIZE YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET – YOUR TIME!

BENEFITS THAT SET THIS PROGRAM APART

Trained Eyes and Ears Aboard your Boat Every Two Weeks.

We make every effort to have the same technician perform your checkouts each time. In this way, minor changes in condition or performance can be detected before progressing to more serious problems.

Critical System Repairs for Program Subscribers are Prioritized by TNM’s Service Department.

We make every effort to complete repairs before changes in your boat plans are required. We have the strength of our Service Department to properly correct problems as they are uncovered.

After Hours, Weekend, and Holiday Support.

Should a problem with a critical system (one that keeps the boat from leaving the slip, prevents you from staying aboard, or affects the safety or security of your vessel) occur after hours, over a weekend or holiday, TNM will dispatch an on-call technician to address the problem at regular business hour rates (no additional after hours, weekend, or holiday fees).

Regular Galvanic Voltage Measurements of Underwater Hardware.

Know with certainty if your anodes are doing their job! If you’ve ever had to replace a prop, shaft, outdrive, or sail drive due to galvanic corrosion you will know first-hand how valuable this is!

Regular Checks for Dangerous AC Stray Current.

Identify dangerous electrical faults before exposing you or other loved ones to possible injury. AC stray current can pose serious hazards to swimmers or divers around your boat, as well as people on board.

The Support of an Industry Leader.

True North Marine offers the strength of our organization and our proven industry expertise to back up our promise and deliver true customer satisfaction.

Our Checkout is Tailored to your Vessel.

We identify your mission critical systems, determine ways to insure they are working properly, and provide readily accessible evidence we were aboard and all is well. If it’s not, you receive clear and prompt communication, as well as consulting on repair options when necessary.

You have the ability to add minor preventive maintenance items to your checkout. You know your vessel.  You may also know which systems regularly need your additional attention when you want to give it least.  Add these items to your Checkout and take them off your weekend “to do” list.

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