The appearance (and smell) of a new boat signals great things to come. Days on the bay. Laughs to be had. Yet with time, inevitably, it can be lost. We chatted with our resident boat maintenance expert, Daniel Jackson, on how to keep your Integrity like-new for as long as possible.
Tip 1: Close your blinds
When you have finished boating for the day, it is best to close the interior blinds when you leave and put on any external covers. Doing so protects the internal timber (and there is so much beautiful timber in the Integrity range) from sun bleaching. Your boat will look forever new. Exterior covers also help protect from the sun yet also from the overly productive bird life. It also offers a level of privacy for those walking the docks at the marina.
Tip 2: Cycle the toilets
All Integrity Motor Yachts comply with Australian requirements and include holding tanks. Our owners are very conscientious to empty them regularly and in appropriate locations. However, we have found it helps to cycle the heads through a couple of times at the end of a trip to ensure all human matter is in the tanks, not the hoses. Clean hoses mean a clean smell throughout the boat.
Tip 3: Check the float switches
It is likely, you will check your bilge, float switches and alarms as part of your annual maintenance schedule. However, when out and about your Integrity, it is best to check the float switch and the high-water alarm. It is as simple as lifting the float to make sure the alarm goes off. It is far better to do these quick checks than find out the hard way the alarm isn’t working!
For more tips or to talk to Daniel about managing your ongoing maintenance, don’t hesitate to contact Daniel.