Highly Effective Recycling Program

The freeze claims related with the winterization of your boats

Fresh water expands in volume by about nine percent when it freezes and can push outwards with a force of tens of thousands of pounds per square inch. That expansion can crack an engine block, damage fiberglass, split hoses, or destroy a refrigeration system overnight.

An analysis of ten years of freeze claims files found that more than three-quarters involved cracks in the engine block or the exhaust manifolds that occurred because water remained in the engine or cooling system during a hard freeze.

Those claims come from all over the country, not just from the states that get snow every year. In the temperate South, the claim files include many more claims where the boat wasn’t winterized at all, or where the boater was depending upon a heater to keep the engine from freezing and the electricity went out.

boat shrink wrap

Various precautions taken before shrink wrapping your boats

Before performing shrink wrapping for your boats, we take a series of precautions that are as follows

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For trailing your boat while it is wrapped, we use a bullet wrap which is nothing but an aerodynamic design that incorporates strapping and a thicker plastic, to tackle strong winds encountered when towing.

2

A low budget outfit is wrapped to the rub rail for offering protection of your boat.

3

We offer a zipper door to be installed on shrink, if you need to get onto the work during winter. This zipper door can be cut in the spring and re-used for the next season.

Boat shrink wrap recycling program and steps to be followed

Boat shrink-wrap is made of low-density polyethylene (LDPE), which can be recycled and used in the manufacture of new products such as plastic bags, guard rail blocks, wheel chalks, lawn edging, plastic banners, and plastic lumber. In boat shrink wrap recycling program, we offer marina operators and boaters a welcomed cost effective alternative to recycle boat shrink wrap. The program provided a no-cost shrink wrap collection service in various countries. The important steps to be followed after the boat shrinks wrapping are as follows:

  • First Step
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    • Remove all lumber, metal zippers, reusable vents, rope, and other non shrink-wrap materials like batteries, soda cans, screws and nails from the shrink wrap. The doors and vents may be reusable next year.
  • Second Step
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    • Keep the shrink-wrap as clean as possible gravel, sand, and excess dirt make the recycling process more difficult.
  • Third Step
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    • Maximize the amount of shrink wrap that will fit in your storage area and reduce water weight by rolling the shrink-wrap into a bundle up to five feet long, similar to a rolled up sleeping bag.
  • Fourth step
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    • Tie the bundle with a strip of shrink wrap or ribbon strapping. While rolling, try to keep the shrink-wrap clean.

Thus shrink wrap is a drum-tight, seamless, fire retardant, shrink wrap film cover that withstands high winds and can last up to one year in the sun. We then lubricate external steering shaft, tilt tube and other moving parts with mercury 2-4-C lubricant and spray engine with corrosion guard to prevent corrosion.