“Proactive maintenance” — always an interesting topic. Think most folks wait until there is some sign of impending failure before shelling out money that could otherwise be spent on grog and tasty libations. For example, we do routine standing rigging and chain plate inspections and replace when there is corrosion or signs of wear. (Unless you are “Rhythms in Blue”).
I take note that you consider starting your engine critical enough to warrant special treatment even though there is no doubt that you could skillfully get safely back on your mooring ball or onto a T-head under sail alone. But lest I forget, you must start your engine periodically to power your reefer and preserve ice for your libations
NOW it all makes sense. Good for you. All in jest of course.
Thanks for the recommendation and the topic. Will be interesting to hear what systems others hold dear.