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15Jul 2016
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Tips for engine maintenance before storing your boat

Maintain the engine before store your boat in Mallorca or any other port. It is very important that you task or mechanical specialized must make so that your boat is kept in good condition.

Among the tasks to be performed before storing your boat :

  1. Check the level of antifreeze : Since this will allow engine remain optimal conditions during the winter . Being important to check that coolant level is correct.
  2. Perform oil change : If you store your boat for months . We recommend make a change engine oil . Since this will prevent tartar and dirt adhere to the walls of the engine.
  3. Perform a thorough cleaning of the engine : Since this will allow that it is in good condition the next time you want to use your boat .
20Jun 2016
tipos de almacenamiento de barco
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What kind of boat storage exist?

Speaking of storage types of boats in the world. It should be mentioned that there are several. So then we mention what these with their respective characteristics.

  1. fiInternal Storage : With this service your boat rests inside a warehouse or hangar to protect it from the sun , rain, cold and other climatic factors .
  2. Storage outside covered : Through this service, the ship will be protected from the sun and rain. However, the cold could affect as the boat will be in a hangar without doors .
  3. Outdoor Storage : This is the most economical and frequent service that allows store the boat outdoors . Protecting only a tarp to prevent damage from the sun or birds living near the port.
8Jun 2016
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How to troubleshoot a problem in the gel coat

When boats impact against rocks or even wood dock. In normal part of the gel coat is lost. Which it is responsible for hermetically sealed fiberglass.

This being that when your boat loses some of the gel coat . What should be done to solve the problem is the following.

  1. Look for a company or a professional who provides water service .
  2. Verify that remove the pieces of gel coat that are loose around the area hit.
  3. See hit the area is sanded until the surface is smooth edges.
  4. When you have completely sanding the area hit . You should verify that this area is filled again with gel coat.

Of course, not all Boat shipyard will allow you to be aware of these tasks. So we recommend that the finish is correct.

28May 2016
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Characteristics of a good boat storage service

When a boat storage service is sought. It is vital to pay attention that this includes a number of features that we discuss below:

  1. Loading and unloading the boat: It allows the extraction of water boat and their subsequent placement on land.
  2. Service towing the boat: It allows transport the boat from the port to the facilities of the company and vice versa.
  3. Maintenance and cleaning of the boat: enabling a comprehensive maintenance the entire boat. In order that this can be stored sparkling clean inside the premises of the company.
24Apr 2016
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Tips on caring for your boat wood

To care timber ship is necessary to consider a number of tips.

Which we listed below.

1. Use some abrasive brush: To clean the wood with soap and water we recommend using a soft bristle brush. Since stiff bristle brushes often cause fissures and cracks in the wood. Which then allow water to seep beneath the wood.
2. Apply a layer of oil on wood: Since this will help prevent the wood from cracking by its continuous exposure to the sun.
3. Remove excess oil: After 30 minutes should clean the wood with a newspaper. In order to remove all that excess oil that is left on the wood.

12Mar 2016
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Advices for boat care

There is nothing better than, once the winter season, meet our boat in perfect condition and ready for us to enjoy a walk.

That’s why in this case we share a number of tips that may be useful when preparing the boat for hibernation.

1. Safety:

This point is necessary to divide it into two parts because on one hand we protect the boat from damage caused by climatic factors, and on the other it up to any act of vandalism or theft.
In Galatzó surveillance vessels offer 24 hrs. This can be especially useful for those who have valuables inside it and they can not remove them during the storage period.

2. Motor Care:

Replacing an engine for not taking the necessary precautions for winterizing can cost a lot of money. Make sure you have placed an antifreeze inside the cooling system (although this is not 100% mandatory since it depends on the winter temperature in the area where the vessel is located) and no water is in the exchangers heat.
Many tank filled with oil to prevent condensation thereof. It is somewhat delicate and important recommend that advice with specialists to guide you on the best care to take.

3. Ventilation:

To prevent mold or mildew is generated inside, you need to take some precautions. If the area where it is located is characterized especially by moisture, then perhaps the best alternative is to buy a dehumidifier for nautical use. It is also important, in the case of placing an awning, the same count with holes to allow adequate ventilation.

4. Batteries and electrical equipment:

Regarding these batteries must remain loaded, so if possible the best is a battery charger that can be left permanently connected. If you do not have this possibility, at least go check every so often that they are charged, and if they are not recharged.

5. Repairs and spare parts:

Wintering season is the ideal place for all necessary repairs or missing parts we get time. Also check the expiration date of the beacons, and check vests and lifeboats. Do not be during this period and make sure all the changes that your boat needs to have it in perfect condition once the winter is over.

6. Cleaning:

To prevent odors, you should perform a deep cleaning around the boat and check that no trace of food or anything that can rot in those months inside the boat. Many companies hibernaje perform these tasks in addition to verification and maintenance of your boat. If you do not have the time necessary, this can be a good choice.