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Protecting the bow from anchor strikes
Some anchors have a tendency to swing back and strike the fiberglass underneath the anchor rollers when being weighed. This leads to the gelcoat getting scuffed and chipped.
Winterising 'checklist' for hardstanding where power is not available
When the boat is lifted out of the water for the winter there is a range of tasks that will help it come through the winter intact. If there is no electrical power to provide any warming the most important of all the preparations is to prevent frost damage to items that contain water.
Removing stripes and stickers from boats
Boat stripes and stickers tend to degrade and look bad in time. Although they can be removed and replaced it is not easy to get the originals off.
Reducing varnished brightwork maintenance
Most yachts have varnished wooden details above decks. This degrades quickly under strong sun (ultraviolet) light and damp conditions. Once the varnished surface degrades the wood is susceptible to water damage very quickly and once this happens you have lost it.
Making engine maintenance easier
Engines are typically inaccessible and away from natural light. This makes it very difficult to identify developing problems that could be readily apparent in good light. It also makes it uncomfortable, unnecessarily slow and frustrating to address and service.
Make engine maintenance more comfortable
Engines are typically buried in the bowels of a yacht and are often hot when they require attention. If sailing in warm climates, the engine compartment or engine room can become very uncomfortable.