Protect your boats by effective Shrink wrapping services
We offer shrink wraps which is a polyethylene with UV inhibitors and is formulated to shrink when heated to create a seal that is much tighter. This seal effectively keeps the weather out of your boat and prevents stretching, tearing tarps. The boats are effectively needed to be shrink wrapped since winter can harm the outside of the boat. Hence we offer shrink wrapping for your boats that add a layer of armor for your boat’s protection. 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. 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.
Boat winterization for the safety of boats against low temperatures
Winterizing your boat takes from an hour to a day. We winterize boat engines by adding fuel stabilizer and ethanol treatment to fuel. Then we replace filters on engine. 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. 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. In order to perform shrink wrapping we prep the boat to accept a support structure made with support poles and strapping lines that are tied from bow to stern and port to starboard. Then a series of support lines are carefully suspended from the deck of boat. These support lines ultimately support belly line that runs 360 degrees around the boat’s hull.
Once this structure is complete, a single piece of plastic is cut and wrapped over the boat and finally secured to the belly line. The plastic is then sealed and heat welded together to create a snug fit around the top and sides of the boat. The plastic then gets tied down tight and completely heated to make it shrink to the boat. The last step is to ventilate the boat and tweak the wrap such as taping up any holes.