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RATES & QUOTES

Our rates are extremely competitive for all work that the company undertake and we are happy to quote for individual work or projects that are part of a larger venture for both Marine  Work and UHP Water Blasting.

 

 

River Medway

 

Winterisation

We can provide a winterisation service for  you, should you wish, which includes cleaning off the boat, draining the cooling system, changing filters  etc.  We would then cover your boat (if stored out of the water) with a weather proof cover for the oncoming winter months.

 

New Season

 When the spring returns, call us and we can prepare your boat for you, ready for the new season.

 

TEL:   01634 253267

MOB:  07860 820663

info@marinerepairs.co.uk

               

Winter tips

1. Add stabilizer to the fuel in your fuel tanks to prevent the fuel from degrading over winter. Then run the engine to let the stabilizer get into the fuel system and engine to protect them. Refer to the fuel stabilizer instructions for the appropriate quantity.


2. Flush the cooling system and protect with anti-freeze. Every two to three years, the water pump impeller should be changed to keep the cooling system running efficiently.


3. Clean out rust and sediment from both outboard and inboard engines by removing the block plugs and letting the water drain away. Pump anti-freeze in to prevent ice damage. To prevent rust on the engine, spray it with an aerosol fogging oil. When the engine is cool, remove the spark plugs and spray fogging oil into the cylinders through the spark plug holes. Replace any spark plugs that are worn out.


4. Replace the oil filter and oil and make sure you dispose of the old oil responsibly.
If your engine is an outboard, store it in the upright position.


5. To ensure your electrical terminals and fuse panel remain rust-free; spray them with a lubricant to displace moisture. Read the label to make sure the spray is safe for electrical items.


6. On inboard engines, clean out the backfire flame arrester with carburettor cleaner.
Life jackets, seat cushions and any other fabric items should be hung up or positioned so they can air out easily.


7. Pump out the holding tank adding fresh water to the bowl and flushing several times. Use a toilet cleaning product, but refer to your owner's handbook to make sure the product you use is safe for your system.

 

 Storing your boat on a Trailer
If your boat is to be stored on a trailer, remove the tyres and place the trailer on blocks to preserve the tyre rubber and also make your boat harder to steal.

 

Storing Your Boat Out of the Water
If you've chosen to store your boat out of the water over winter, it's a great opportunity to clean the barnacles, algae and other foul off the hull, propellers, shafts and rudders etc. Open the seacocks, letting them drain and drain the bilges leaving the drain plug out. Make sure you remember to put it back in before your boat goes back in the water next season.


Storage in the Water
For boats stored in the water over winter, the main problem is freezing of the water around the boat.
Make sure all your seacocks are closed and that nothing is leaking and ensure the bilge systems (pumps, float switches, and battery) are running smoothly.

 

You should also check the boat at regular intervals

 to make sure it is safe and secure; the marina or Harbour

 Master may be able to do this and report back to you.

 

 

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