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REVELATIONS

This fair lady was hauled out for storage whilst her owners returned to the US for some family time, she was high pressure cleaned and anti-fouled, she is now back in the water and continuing her journey.

Revelations  Revelations Revelations

DESTINO PARAISE

Destino Paraise enjoyed a high-pressure clean and some anti-fouling, her anodes where replaced and she is now safely back in the water, we hope to see her again next year.

Destino  Destino Paraise Mnr Engelbrecht

THE TARUNA

This year we welcomed back The Taruna for her yearly winterising, she was hauled out and high pressure cleaned. 

For some more information on wrapping your vessel, please read our article on winterising

http://www.yachtport.co.za/news-blog/78-denverchetty 

The Taruna  process Completed


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BON-AIRE

This beautiful Garcia Passoa 50 came out for a high pressure clean and anti-fouling, she is back on the water and we wish her safe sailing. 

Bon-Aire  Bon-Aire Bon-Aire

AVENTURA

This one of a kind Leopard 40 was hauled out for some much deserved TLC, she was high pressure cleaned and anti-fouled, she has now returned to her chartering duties and we hope to see her again next year. 

Aventura Aventura  Aventura

CATHERINE 

Catherine was treated to the full spa experience, her name was re-done, she received a high pressure clean and some anti-fouling as well new safety equipment and a good hull wash. 

Catherine  Catherine  Catherine

--- June tip of the Month ---

Wax around the waterline

When polishing your vessel's hull it is often worth applying an extra layer of wax around the waterline, this discourages growth and pollutants staining your gelcoat.

--- May tip of the Month ---

If you want to clean up a battery case or battery acid spillage, use a bicarbonate of soda solution. It will neutralize the spillage and fizz if acid is present. 

Tip Source: The Practical Boat Owner 

--- April tip of the Month ---

Greener Boating

Reuse and recycle. Recycle spent antifreeze, fuel, oil, oil filters, and batteries. Use less toxic propylene glycol antifreeze whenever possible, but check before mixing it with other antifreeze for recycling.

Put a sturdy trash container on your boat. If it’s in an open area, make sure it has a locking lid to prevent light items from blowing away.

Tune up your engine. A tuned engine improves fuel economy and burns fuel more efficiently, causing fewer emissions from entering the air and water.

Clean your bottom. Keeping your hull clean and free of barnacles, grass and other marine growth will help reduce fuel consumption, and help increase your boats' performance. Use a hard (not ablative) anti-fouling paint if you plan on scrubbing the boat bottom while in the water.

Fix your prop. Damaged props greatly reduce the efficiency of your engine. Having a prop that is clean and in good condition will increase your performance, and help reduce fuel consumption.

 

Properly dispose of old paint, solvents, and thinners at an appropriate household waste facility. Do not dispose of paint or chemical containers in regular dumpsters. Before you throw away any leftover chemicals or paints, ask around to see if someone else can use them. 

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