In a routine weekly check on an inboard client vessel today, we found this badly worn and cracked belt. The issue was caught before it became a problem, but when an engine suddenly overheats or stops, a snapped belt should be one of the first things that you check for. The sound of a belt snapping can be difficult to hear while at full throttle, but you should take a close look at the condition of any engine belt prior to heading out to see if there are cracks, dried-out areas or stains that indicate it may have been exposed to coolant or other chemicals that can shorten its lifespan. Also, think about carrying spare belts with you to avoid being stranded.
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