There are many parts on a boat that are not stainless steel. Most of these would be add ons to a marinized part – such as an engine, or maybe brackets for mechanical parts. In any case, any non-stainless metal in a boat will eventually rust. Where there is rust, there is a boat that is not maintained properly. Continue reading
We see a lot of problems with boats that come in for service. The photo above shows some corrosion found on a boat. Our best guess scenario is that copper based bottom paint was used on metal, causing the massive corrosion. Continue reading
If you are planning on selling your boat, it is advantageous to know what the potential buyer’s surveyor will find when he inspects your boat. A short list is what you are looking for. If he finds too much wrong, the buyer’s initial reaction is to just walk away. We know what surveyors look for and can correct problems before the boat goes to survey. Continue reading
Some people have inflated expectations of their boats worth, some are impatient and some just don’t understand the principals of supply and demand or how the used boat market place works. Here are our basic rules for getting your boat sold.
There is nothing worse that boarding a boat that smells bad. It is especially bad if your boat is for sale. Deodorizing a boat can be a difficult task, but worth it for all involved.
Be Kind to Your Machine!!
If you did not receive a manual with your engine, get one. Diesel manuals contain every bit of information you need to know about how to maintain your engines, and more. We provide here some common sense maintenance tips but to be totally familiar with your engine makes you a better boater. With proper maintenance your engines should exceed the expected lifespan. Continue reading
Vibration problems seem to have multiple causes. Most causes though, seem to have a common result – bearing wear. Most engine related vibrations are transmitted down the length of the shaft causing bearing wear. Worn bearings need to be replaced, but first you need to determine and rectify the vibration problem. Continue reading