HOW TO: You may be out of the water this winter, but your boat isn’t. Here are several steps you can take to maintain your boat through the colder months.
THE TEAK DECK
A teak deck does not need harsh treatment such as varnishing. Treat it gently instead by wiping it down with salted water for long term maintenance.
LOOKING AFTER THE HULL
Again, use the right products for cleaning the hull – this means avoiding products that contain bleach or other chemicals that could compromise the integrity to your hull. Instead use products specially formulated for the task, a soft sponge and gentle, circular motions.
STEEL BOAT UPKEEP
A steel boat’s biggest enemy is corrosion. Combat rusting with a little sanding, chipping, scraping and grinding down to patch the damaged areas.
For more personalised expert advice on caring for your boat and more, speak to Motor Yacht Marine’s General Service Manager Andy Clayton. Ph: (07) 5577 229