Firstly lets start by saying Happy New Year to all our customers, and thankyou for your orders and support during 2018. With the exceptional summer that had us flat out keeping those orders leaving our premises, and for our customers who after many years of indifferent Summers had something to enjoy. Lets hope for more of the same this year.
So you have put the Christmas decorations safely away, what next ? Yes you have a boat somewhere hopefully, or you are thinking of getting one. Well thats where the Wetworks comes in, with over 40 years of experience in this market place we can hopefully help you get the best from your waterborne craft. For the new participants to this leisure we can help you make the right decision and get the best from your vessel. It cost nothing to ask, and we don't pester you with daily emails. Thats not our style.
So you have found your boat, under a cover or in a shed, even better, or perhaps it's still on the water. The important thing is to keep the inside dry. So a dehumidifier in conjunction with some form of heat to get the ambient temperature up. This combination will help keep the inside dry and stop the build up of condensation. Best to remove all your cushion outers and bedding as they will retain moisture. Drain down all water systems to prevent burst pipes. Don't forget the toilet, as the base will have water in it and if that freezes it can split the plastic. Most have a drain point on the base.
Antifreeze is well worth checking for the engine, and a good water resistant spray won't go a miss either. Add some Diesel Bug additive to the tank, this stops all those nasty diesel bugs building up, due to the condensation that happens when the fuel is not used for a while. Good time to check all your ball valves and make sure they are working okay. Check all hoses for sign of wear, especially gas hoses that are normally dated. If in doubt replace, they don't cost a lot, and if you need to shut it off you need to do it without a fight.
Check all your bilge pumps both manual and electric and make sure they are clean with no foreign bodies lurking. Float switches need to be free moving especially the float style. Toilets, maybe a good time to service them.
Make sure that all items inside lockers, both inside and out are dry and any liferafts are checked perhaps for a service.
Most of the suggestions or products made are available on the website, if unsure drop us an email or give us a call, i promise we don't bite.
Hopefully thats enough to be getting on with for now, and we will try and present one of these a month.
Happy 2019 Season
The Wetworks Team