Simple Boat Maintenance Helps You Avoid Filing a Claim

Your shiny new boat can provide countless hours of fun and enjoyment, but you need to keep it in tiptop shape. An added bonus to conducting maintenance is you are less likely to need to file a claim. That’s because keeping up your boat means your hull remains healthy and less likely to take on damage if you scrape bottom or bang into debris or a tree limb.

It’s easy to keep your boat maintained. Follow these easy maintenance tips from Voi Insurance Solutions LLC of Glendale, CA.

  • Clean your boat’s fiberglass and Gelcoat regularly. Wax and polish it to prevent oxidation. When fiberglass starts to look chalky and dull, you might think it is only a cosmetic issue. The cosmetic issue predicts a future one. Chalky fiberglass can crack easily. Those spider cracks can lead to deeper ones that mean your boat won’t hold water. You can repair Gelcoat cracks by grinding them down and applying a new gel coat layer.
  • Polish your marine canvas, Eisinglass and Strataglass regularly, so they do not deteriorate. Also, apply a canvas protectant. Without these polishes and protectants, the canvas becomes cloudy and cracked.
  • Every two to three weeks, clean the upholstery and vinyl on the boat with an appropriate cleaner. The wrong cleaner damages the vinyls.
  • Polish your brightwork, too, just to keep things looking nice.

A well-maintained boat can better sustain damage. Follow these simple boat maintenance tips to help you avoid the need for filing an insurance claim. Instead, visit Voi Insurance Solutions LLC of Glendale, CA to discuss your coverage and show us your shiny water ride.