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Marine Survey and Boating

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Painting Your Boat The Proper Way

You’ve finally bought a boat. It’s a fixer upper but you can see its potential. With a bit of elbow grease and a great paint job, you can have it looking brand new again. Once you’ve removed the rust, you can start painting it. Painting is the last and important step in getting a boat ready for the water. It’s important to paint it properly to help protect your boat against the harsh elements of the sun, salt, and seawater. A good paint job can also help guard it from small scrapes and bumps against rocks and sand. If you need help painting your boat or don’t have the time and expertise to do the job yourself, you can hire a painting company to do the job for you. Look at a website of a painting company to see if they offer boat painting services. If you want to have the experience and the satisfaction of doing the paint job yourself, the following are some tips that can help you.

1. Prepare a space for painting your boat. It’s best to do it indoors but the place must have good ventilation. If you’re going to do the job outdoors, make sure the weather is good and it’s not too windy or rainy. If there is threat of rain, make sure the area you’re painting in has a roof or a cover overhead. Put tarps, old sheets, or plastic below the area you’re going to be painting at so that paint doesn’t get on the ground. Have the proper boat holders in place so that you can get at all the surface areas of the boat that needs to be painted and make sure the boat is secure and will not topple over.

2. Before painting, prepare the boat itself. Make sure all damages to the surface of the boat are repaired and there are no dents or tears left. Sweep or wipe up all the dust with a damp microfiber cloth but make sure all surface areas are dry before doing the actual painting.

3. Buy the proper paints. This is where you don’t want to cheap out. You want your boat to last so go with the best paints if you can. You will need a primer and finish coat applied with brushes for hard to reach areas and rollers for bigger surface areas.

4. Wear personal protective gear. If you don’t want to suffer the ill effects of inhaling sand and paint, wear goggles when sanding or repairing your boat. It’s really damaging to the eye if fiberglass or sand gets into your eyes. Also wear the proper masks when applying paint to prevent the paint chemicals from damaging your lungs. Wear gloves when painting so the chemicals don’t come into contact with your skin.

5. Paint your boat. Make sure you put on as many coats as required according to the paints you use. Read the directions carefully on the paint labels before using so that you know how to apply it.

To keep the new paint on your boat looking fresh, you’ve got to regularly wash your boat with clean fresh water every time you finish your activities on the boat and are ready to dock it or store it in a garage. For even better protection, it’s best to wax it after a good clean as well.

Marine Surveys

An in-depth, through evaluation of all the vessel’s systems. When conditions permit, the inspection includes operational testing of all equipment. The vessel must be hauled out of the water for hull inspection. A sea trial is also highly recommended and is generally included in the cost of the survey when conditions permit and the sea trial is conducted on the same day as the inspection. Other inspections include rigging, machinery and electrical systems. Given today’s complicated vessel system, specialists should be consulted when circumstances dictate such as with large diesel powered machinery and complicated electronic systems.

A Pre-purchase Survey report is designed to assist you in post survey negotiations, scheduling required repairs, completing routine and preventive maintenance as well as making decisions for upgrades in the near and distant future.

Condition & Value Servey

Used by insurance underwriter’s and financial institutes, this inspection addresses structural hull and deck areas, machinery installations, fuel, exhaust and electrical systems. Often times the insurance company does not require that the vessel be hauled from the water for inspection or launched if already stored ashore. C&V Surveys are limited to visual inspections. No operational testing or sea trials are performed, unless required by the above institutes.

A C&V survey report for insurance underwriters or financial institutes should not be used in making purchase decisions or considered for this purpose. A C&V report format is tailored to the special needs of insurance underwriters and financial institutes and omits descriptive detail considered valuable to the perspective purchasers which are included in a Buyer’s or Pre-purchase survey report.

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