Maintenance of fiberglass boats

- May 03, 2019-

It has been developed since the 1960s and has been in existence for more than 40 years. At present, it has basically occupied the small yacht market, and is welcomed by business units and passengers with its light weight, high quality, beautiful appearance and diverse colors.

Maintenance of glass fiber yacht

In addition to the routine maintenance of machines, equipment, etc., the maintenance work of the fiberglass ship is as follows.

1. Avoid contact with sharp, hard objects.

When the FRP hull collides with the shore stones, concrete structures and metal components, scratches and other damage may occur, and protective measures shall be taken. For example, anti-collision and wear-resistant metal and rubber fenders are provided at the frequently worn bows, docks and side walls, and wear-resistant rubber and plastic soft materials are laid on the deck.

2. Found damage and repaired in time.

Always check the hull. If the resin is peeled off, the scratches are deep, and the fibers are exposed, it must be repaired in time. Otherwise, the water will infiltrate and accelerate the damage.

3. When not in use, especially in the cold winter season, you should put it ashore.

Fiberglass boats should always be kept clean and the deck should be scrubbed frequently. Surfaces stained with oil and other materials can be cleaned with ordinary household cleaners. Solvents with strong corrosiveness should not be used. It is also not possible to use decontamination powder or wire scrubbing to avoid scratches and affect the appearance. If the stain is difficult to remove, it can be cleaned with gasoline, kerosene, diesel and toluene, xylene, styrene, acetone, etc., but be washed immediately with water to prevent intrusion into the structure. It can also be supplemented with a tool spatula for cleaning, but use bamboo chips or plastic sheets with a hardness lower than that of FRP to avoid scratching the surface. Soft materials such as jersey, gauze, soft towels and soft foam can be used for scrubbing.