It is a basic fact of life that seawater and nature’s elements will wreak havoc on any ocean going vessel. Metal parts corrode easily in salt water, wind and water damage occurs to motor parts. Regular maintenance and repair are a given for anyone who uses a boat on the ocean. Upkeep and repairs include a wide variety of tasks, from washing salt water off a boat regularly to replacing corroded parts and extensive engine work,
Due to the size of boats normally used on the sea, most owners do not have the space in their home driveways to perform these tasks. This is why many boat owners seek a harbor based repair and storage facility for doing necessary fixes.
A quality facility will have the space available for boat owners to perform routine repair and maintenance tasks. It will have an adequate hydraulic lift available when the boat needs to be in dry dock for boat repair. It will have specialized tools available for rental when needed. These include electrical equipment, hydraulic equipment and mechanic’s tools.
Most importantly, it will have trained and experienced marine mechanics on hand for repairs the boat owner cannot perform. The quality facility will permit the boat owner to perform his or her own work onsite and will provide access and space for doing so. Whether the vessel is an expensive yacht or a small pleasure boat, finding the right repair and storage company lists high on the vessel owner’s priorities.