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Misunderstandings of yacht maintenance

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Misunderstanding 1: Use non-professional yacht maintenance products

Wrong demonstration: Use non-yacht special care products to clean and maintain the yacht.

Consequences: These products can be used as cleaning products for kitchens and bathrooms, etc., which can play a very good cleaning effect. However, due to the high corrosiveness, if used in the daily cleaning of yachts, it will accelerate the aging of the gel coat and lose its luster, which not only affects the appearance , And it will make the dust easy to adhere to, not easy to clean up, it is necessary to use this kind of product to clean again, thus causing a vicious circle.

The gel coat is usually only about one millimeter thick. Once it is damaged, it is often difficult to recover. The thinned gel coat cannot provide the protection of the internal FRP, and greatly reduces the appreciation of the yacht. The cost of re-spraying gel coat or paint is very high. It is absolutely not advisable to use non-yacht care products in order to save maintenance costs!

Positive answer: yacht maintenance not only keeps her clean, but also reduces the damage to the yacht and guarantees gloss. Professional yacht care products have been designed to minimize damage to the yacht, maximize cleaning and protection, and have special pertinence.

Misunderstanding 2: Ignore the cleanliness of the cabin

Wrong demonstration: the bilge water remains uncleaned, the engine room is dirty, and the internal contents are messy.

Consequences: Long-term bilge water remains, which will cause excessive humidity in the cabin, make the wire equipment easy to rust, shorten the charging time of the battery, and may easily overlook the leakage. The cabin is dirty, making possible oil, water, smoke and other leaks difficult to detect. The internal items are messy and are affected by tilting and shaking when the yacht is started, causing the items to move and impact, causing damage and short-circuiting, and at the same time affecting the maintenance of the equipment by personnel, especially in emergency situations.

Positive answer: Keep the engine room as clean as a kitchen, with no bilge water residue, and put as little items as possible inside, and must be neatly fixed if placed.

Misunderstanding 3: The zinc block is not replaced in time

Wrong demonstration: Ignore the role of zinc block, fail to replace the zinc block in time, or the replaced zinc block is defective and does not have a protective effect.

The zinc block is exhausted, and the equipment loses its protection, causing the steering hydraulic arm to corrode and leak oil, and new parts have to be replaced

Consequences: The seawater is like an electrolyte solution rich in calcium and magnesium plasma. The zinc block is the sacrificial anode, which is connected with the other metal equipment of the yacht and forms a galvanic battery with the seawater. Among them, zinc is more active and acts as a negative electrode, and other metal devices act as a positive electrode. Before the zinc block is completely corroded, the positive electrode of other metal equipment will not be corroded by sea water. However, equipment that lacks zinc block protection will be corroded, and the damage caused will slowly show up. The consequences of this will affect the performance of the yacht, but at the same time, the corroded equipment needs to be replaced. At the same time, it will bring potential safety hazards.

Positive solution: small zinc block, big effect! Zinc block should choose a big brand, and the source of the channel should be reliable. Because the zinc block is composed of a certain proportion of alloys, the invalid zinc block cannot be corroded first and cannot be protected. If there is no change in the zinc block after two months of use, you need to pay attention and need to be replaced in time. Usually the zinc block needs to be replaced when there is about one-third of the remaining zinc, because it can no longer protect it. You can't assume that you haven't used it up yet, so you can postpone it.