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7 Preventable Boat Leaks

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Preventing boat leaks will save you a world of pain down the track – money and time!  Staying on top of maintenance is the key.  We’ve highlighted 7 of the main ‘preventable boat leaks’ for you in this post.  Check and maintain these areas regularly to save trouble down the track.

#1 Rainwater Through External Fittings
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5 Reasons Why You Should Leave Boat Maintenance Jobs to the Professionals

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Performing boat maintenance tasks yourself might seem like a great way to save money. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case in the long term – amateur servicing can lead to a lot of avoidable expenses. Here are just a few of the reasons that it’s best to take your boat to a professional for its
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How to source your chandlery parts online

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Finding chandlery parts can be a difficult process. We’ve asked Jon Southall, our parts interpreter, to give some advice on how Seatech customers can find their own parts online. Jon is an absolute genius at sourcing chandlery.

How to work out what to search for

The first thing that you’ll need to do is to work out
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12 tickle-ups your boat will love you for

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It is often a rush to get the boat ready for a long-weekend or holiday and the last thing you want to have to deal with are problems that have developed while it has been sitting vacant.  To avoid problems when you least need them we recommend building in a regular regime of checks and
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6 Ways to Preventing Salt Water Corrosion of Your Marine Engine

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Salt water attacks everything on boats and if left to it’s own device, things start falling apart, breaking down and leaking.  The most important area to keep clean of salt water and moisture is your engine bay and bilge area.

Engines don’t like ingesting water at the best of times, but if:

there is salt water in
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How to Avoid Battery Failure on Your Next Boating Holiday

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Batteries are a key component in your boat – they help you start the engine, run fridges, and provide lighting, to name a few. If they’re not working at their optimum levels, your next boating holiday could end up being a big disappointment.

Two weeks beforehand

About a fortnight before your trip, complete these tasks:

Look up battery
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Flushing your boat’s engine

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While you’re out on your boat, its engine’s intake ports can pull in sand, seaweed, and of course, salt water – which can evaporate and leave salt residue on the engine’s interior. Flushing the engine removes any crud and salt water that have built up within.

Why flush?

Salt and other refuse clogs up the engine, reduces
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Maintaining Boats and Cars: a Different Kettle of Fish

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They both have engines; they both use them to move… how different can boats and cars really be? Hugely! While they both use engines for propulsion, that’s about all that boats and cars have in common. Intrigued? Let’s look at this in some more depth.

Sealed engine compartments

Cars don’t need the area in which their engine
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8 Boat Maintenance Problems You Should Fix Immediately

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Some problems with your boat can be put off until the next scheduled maintenance or when you get around to it. However, some are more urgent, and can cause more serious damage to the boat or its engine if not fixed immediately. We list the top eight problems that you should always get fixed ASAP.

Oil
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Pre-holiday boat maintenance checklist – avoid holiday breakdowns!

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One thing that’s guaranteed to put a dampener (sometimes literally!) on your holiday fun is having your boat break down in the middle of it.  At best it’s frustrating to lose time and enjoyment while repairs are being made – at worst, a breakdown can be life-threatening.

We’ve put together a maintenance checklist that allows you
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