Best Care

Plastic Film Which Are Protected On The Shrink Wrapping Of Boats
boat shrink wrapping

Best Care

Save Your Boats During The Time Of Winterization With Best Care

Care must be taken in attaching the frame to the boat. Both to keep from damaging the boat and to make sure the frame stays in place.

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Safeguarding Of Boats


Prevention Of Airflow In The Boat And Keeps Your Boat In Best Condition

Vents should be added after the wrap is in place. This permits airflow into the boat and helps prevent growth and compression. If you want access to the boats interior, a zippered door is obtainable.

Most tarps are made from sheet plastic with some kind of supporting grid fused in place. Maritime stores have shrink-wrapping kits available. They contain everything from the film, to the propane heater and even a video of how to do the wrapping.

Often numerous boaters will band together and buy one kit and extra film, splitting the costs. Several things need to be done before the actual shrink-wrapping takes place. All sharp corners should be lengthened so as not to tear the film. Carpet crumbs or foam taped in place work well.

If you have portable antennas, place a length of PVC pipe over them when folded. The difficulty is that sun penetrating the protections can accentuate the buildup of dampness under the cover. The blue tarps are the most common, cheapest and shortest lived. A step up from the blue tarpaulins is the snowy ones. The top performers are the silver or black tarps.

While still reinforced plastic, they will hold up for several years, most likely from the enhanced resistance to UV degradation. Many boats will need some kind of frame to support a season cover. These borders support the cover above the surface, allowing water, snow and ice to slide off easily. Wood frames are common. Sometimes they are simply appended together from cheap timber and torn down in the spring. Often they are intricate structures, assembled and stripped year after year. With shrink-wrapping the boat is covered with plastic film that is impoverished in place and then shrunk with a propane burner.

You can have a shrink-wrapping firm do the trade for you or you can do it yourself. We have all seen the plastic tarps covering some of the boats in the yard. These tarps are available in a wide variety of sizes and three different materials. We protect your boat with great care and it will protect the boats from winterization.

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