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BEE LINE

It was with great pleasure that we welcomed back BEE LINE with her new owner Mr Wessels, this year she joined us for a high pressure clean, antifouling and some TLC. We hope to see them again and wish them many happy years together.

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DAY OFF

This month we had to say goodbye to one of our permanent visitors, Day Off. They will be enjoying a much needed sailing trip before returning to South Africa.

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Double Strike

This is a very interesting opportunity for YachtportSA, this vessel will be refurbished completely, given a beautiful new blue color and the topside will also be re-sprayed. Over the next couple of weeks you will be able to follow our progress and see this amazing transformation. Check in each week for an update. 

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--------- September 2013 ----------

Andante

Yachtport wishes to thank Mr Johan Stemmet for bringing his new vessel Andante to us for some TLC, She received a high pressure clean and antifouling, we wish them many years together. 

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-- October tip of the Month --

Choosing the right Antifouling

 

Type of Antifouling

The types of antifouling available can be split into two types, hard and eroding. You will probably find other descriptions such as ablative, polishing or self-polishing. All these descriptions can be put under the umbrella of erodes. The basic and original type of antifouling is the hard antifouling. When immersed and in a wet state this antifouling is hard enough to withstand regular wiping down with a cloth or sponge without removal of substantial quantities of paint. Some local authorities may only allow these types to be used so the decision may have been made for you. 

 

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---------- August 2013 ----------

Sherilyn

This month Yachtport SA had the pleasure of working on Sherilyn, she received a high pressure clean and anti fouling, we hope to see this beautiful vessel next year and wish her smooth sailing. 

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-- September tip of the Month --

Greener Boating

As a Blue Flag marina YachtportSA encourages the use of "greener" products, we are constantly looking for items we can use to replace harmful hazardous products while still having the same result and effect.

Below you will find some "greener" alternatives. 

Bleach 

Borax

Scouring Powders

Baking Soda or rub the area with one-half lemon dipped in Borax - Then rinse 

General Cleaner 

Baking Soda and vinegar or lemon juice combined with Borax paste 

Floor Cleaner 

One cup vinegar to 3L of water  

Window Cleaner 

One cup vinegar to 1L of warm water, Rinse and squeegee 

Aluminium Cleaner 

2 Tbsp. Cream of tartar to 1L of warm water

Brass Cleaner  

Worcestershire sauce or paste made of equal amounts of salt, vinegar and water

Copper Cleaner  

Lemon Juice and water or paste of lemon juice, salt and flower. 

Chrome Cleaner/Polish  

Apple cider vinegar to clean, baby oil to polish 

Stainless Steel Cleaner  

Baking Soda or mineral oil for polishing, then use vinegar to remove marks. 

Fiberglass Stain Remover  

Baking Soda Paste 

Mildew Remover  

Paste with equal amounts of lemon juice and salt, or white vinegar and salt 

Wood Polish  

Olive or Almond Oil (Interior walls only) 

 

 

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