Shrink wrapping

Winterize your boats often to avoid damages caused by climatic conditions

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    The shrink wrap will need to cover the entire top of the boat, including extra height for windshields and other protrusions down to an area on the hull below the rub rail. Winterizing means draining any water aboard or replacing it with enough of the right kind of antifreeze to protect against the lowest temperatures your boat might experience.

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    Most of those who don’t winterize, or don’t winterize properly, only find out something is wrong in the spring when brown froth starts spewing through a crack in the side of the engine block or what looks like chocolate milk appears on the dipstick. Repairing freeze damage takes time and all too often involves a complete engine replacement.

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    By the time the boat is in working order, a good part of the boating season will have been lost. Winterizing most boats takes from an hour to a day. Unless you are located in Hawaii or the Florida Keys, we recommend winterizing your engine if you will be laying up the boat for even a few weeks to minimize the chances that a sudden freeze will put it out of commission next season.

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boat shrink wrap

When it is time to winterize your boat for the season or you are planning to ship your boat to a new location, you may want to consider using marine shrink wrap to keep the boat in top condition until it is ready to use on the water again. We initially measure the area to be wrapped. The shrink wrap will need to cover the entire top of the boat, including extra height for windshields and other protrusions down to an area on the hull below the rub rail. After we determine the measurements for your boat, our shrink wrap manufacturer purchase the amount of wrap you need and a heat gun if necessary. We are very careful while shrink wrapping around corners and on any objects that protrude because of a higher risk of tearing in these areas. We then apply the shrink wrap film to the boat, starting from the top and working your way down to the hull, first on one side and then on the other. Then we apply belly bands which are straps that wrap around the boat, keeping the shrink wrap film tight.

shrink wrap

Then we apply belly bands which are straps that wrap around the boat. This allows for a tighter seal when the shrink wrap process is complete. We heat the wrap on the top of the boat. We are very careful while shrink wrapping around corners and on any objects that protrude because of a higher risk of tearing in these areas. We check for holes, if present, we repair holes with shrink wrap tape. Boaters in the frozen North know they need to winterize, so their freeze claims almost always involve a problem with how the boat was winterized. We shrink wrap your boat in a well ventilated area because of the chemicals that will be released during the shrink wrapping process.