Boat MaintenanceTips From Dtech Contracting

Aboat is a luxury item and as such requires careful upkeep. As professionals inboat repairs in Perth, WA, our marine mechanics at Dtech Contracting have seen all sorts ofproblems and we know that many of them can be avoided with regular maintenance.So to help ensure you get the most out of your boat, we have set out a fewsimple tips for boat maintenance.

#1 Clean your boat regularly – When it concerns caring for your boat, you need to think of it like it is your house. Schedule in some time to clean your boat consistently, especially if you go boating in seawater. Salt will corrode the parts on your boat and cause an adverse reaction with the gel layer on your boat. If you do happen to spot damage, chips and fractures, our diesel marine mechanic at Dtech contracting are on hand to offer advice and carry out repairs before they turn into something much bigger.

#2 Motor oil -Once you get to around 100 hours of use, and definitely once a year, you will need to adjust the motor oil.  The manufacturer’s manual that came with your boat will have more precise details however if you are unsure, our friendly team of experts will be able to do the job for your quickly and leave you with peace of mind and a guarantee of a job well done.

#3Inspect the gas line for fractures and used spots regularly but if you do seeany fractures, you will need to get them repaired before they increase in size.The best thing to do if you are unsure is to call out one of our mobile marine mechanic and we can come and have a look and advise you as to the best steps.

#4 Ensure the boat’s fuel primer light bulb is not split and is flexible.

#5 Inspect the clamps on the fuel line and look out for signs of corrosion or rust.

#6 Cover and store your boat in a suitable, dry place when not in use e.g. the winter season. If you are not sure on how or where to store your boat, our team at Dtech contracting are local and we have the knowledge to help you with this and many other questions on winter upkeep and getting your boat ready for the boating season again.

#7 Conduct a security audit on your boat devices including fire extinguishers, flares, electronics, lines etc.

When it comes to regular marine servicing and maintenance, for example changing the boat oil, electrical testing and repairs, hull cleaning you need to book in for a service with a Dtech Contracting diesel mechanic. Just as you would book in a car service every year, our specialised team of diesel mechanics will inspect and service your boat to ensure it is safe and seaworthy for safe sailing.

If you do require fibreglass repairs, gearbox repairs and overhauls, or paint andgel rejuvenation, we are an honest, local and reliable company specialising inboat repairs, Perth WA.

Here at Dtech Contracting we are skilled, experienced and knowledgable about all things marine mechanical.  Our aim is to ensure you spend time enjoying your boat and less time and money maintaining it. So when it comes to selecting the best company for the job, we have over 20 years of experience in mobile marine mechanics and are the leading Australian company for a marine mechanic Perth.

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