A clean engine room is a dead giveaway about the owner’s care of his boat; it’s evidence that he does care, that he knows what he’s doing, that he plans ahead and takes care of things before they need taking care of. The converse: A dirty engine room is, well, simply not part of a boat you want any part of.
Aside from all that (and my ungrammatical sentences), a clean engine room not only will help in keeping your boat running, but it also will preserve (and possibly enhance) the overall value of the boat. It certainly will boost your pride.
Now’s the time, before the season gets under way, to dive in and make sure everything’s shipshape down there. Call your effort spring cleaning for the engine room. You can organize the spring cleaning easily if you separate it into three areas: Mechanical (primarily the engine); electrical (batteries and connections), and auxiliary systems (particularly seacocks and strainers).
Here’s some advice from Southern Boating about how to organize the spring engine room cleaning, so that you can enjoy your boat for the rest of the year. https://southernboating.com/spring-cleaning/?utm_source=flowerfests20170329&utm_campaign=SEspring20170329&utm_medium=email