We caught up with Engineer, Treymayne Johnson to discuss how his new planned maintenance system (PMS), Seahub is working out for them onboard their 130ft Westport yacht
Q: Tell me about your position onboard and how has Seahub changed things for you?
A: I have been the Chief Engineer onboard for about 2 months now. It’s been an extremely busy time getting the yacht ready for the summer season and learning a new boat. The yacht did not have a planned maintenance system when I arrived, so with worked with the captain to understand how it could benefit our program . We both agreed we needed one and off we went. Since rolling out Seahub, I feel more organised and more aware of what needs to be done and what is coming up. Now I can easily see what is due and overdue and better manage unplanned maintenance. I’ve found it an easy platform to learn. I haven’t had to waste any time on the phone to tech support or flicking through user guides. The boys got me up to speed in just a couple of hours and now it saves me time on everything from reporting issues to managing inventory.
Q: Is Seahub something you use daily?
A: It is. Basically, I have it running non-stop on my engineering PC and iPad. I’m signing off tasks daily as well as changing inventory levels as I work through my maintenance list and use up spares.
Q: How did you originally hear about Seahub and why did you choose this particular planned maintenance system?
A: Seahub was referred to me by a friend of mine, an ETO of a large Feadship who currently runs with Seahub to manage their maintenance program. I was looking for a platform that was firstly easy to use, while also being affordable and had the functionality I was looking forward to manage all aspects of my engine room. I was keen to get something that had the ability to address defect reporting and unplanned maintenance. I like Seahub’s flow of easily adding photos of defects and adding notes on them for future reference.
Q: Any module in particular you’ve found to be unique to Seahub?
A: Fluid Analysis module is a great one. I can store all my oil analysis reports and can monitor parameters such as viscosity, wear rates and contaminants through the charts they generate. I haven’t come across anything like that before.
Q: Who and what kind of yacht program would you recommend Seahub for?
A: Seahub is strongly geared towards the engineering department but our deck department has now started using to record their maintenance, drills and safety inspections. We were after a planned maintenance system that did everything possible for the engine room firstly, and that’s what we’ve got. I feel it’s a good fit for any size yacht, especially programs with a full time engineer or a Captain/Engineer who is stretched and needs something to help track the maintenance they perform.
Q: Any tips for Engineers out there that are thinking about going digital?
A: I would think about what you are trying to achieve with a yacht PMS, list your top requirements and do some research. Call around, try demos and find the one that suits you best.
Visit www.hunteroceanic.com.au to hear more about the story behind the guys that have brought you Seahub