Mechanical & Electrical Services
Safety is a primary concern when it comes to mechanical and electrical issues that may arise on the vessel. So to ensure smooth sailing, any mechanical or electronic issues can be evaluated such as the motors, generators, transmissions, and brakes.
If left unattended, these issues can become dangerous. So whether it's parts repair, replacement, installation, sales, and troubleshooting of vital components such as communication, navigation and entertainment systems as well as kitchen appliances, air-conditioning, propellers, lighting, wiring, batteries, and engines, all these vital mechanical and electrical components can be fully serviced for peak performance for your convenience.
Boats today are complex and challenging to diagnose. Watercraft technology and engines are complex systems, so often parts can be difficult to obtain, especially if the boat is older and the manufacturer is no longer in business, making the repair time longer as well. Most boat owners aren't equipped to do repairs on their own, so often owners end up taking their boats and engines to a qualified person to take care of the matter. Getting to know the marine mechanics and electricians who will be working on your vessel is encouraged because that helps smooth communication both ways. Meeting the service manager and even some of the technicians develops a personal relationship, often making it easier to troubleshoot and solve problems together.
It’s always best when boat owners are very specific about their issue. The more information the technicians have, the faster they can diagnose and solve the problem, which can also save money in the long run. So instead of saying something like “my engine doesn’t feel right”, being more specific helps better identify what may be the issue: “the engine starts, but then makes a loud popping noise for a few seconds, and then stops after about 30 minutes”.
A boat parked in a dock or garage for months or years may need more work than you think especially if you want it up and running suddenly. Boats and engines, much like automobiles, need to be running and used. Idleness often creates more problems.
One of the most common electrical errors is an undiagnosed ground fault. First time boat owners often find out about ground faults when attempting to plug them in at a new marina with the NEC-required ground fault protection breakers installed. This can be frustrating since a boat that seemed fine a few hours ago can’t plug into the shore power system all of a sudden. This can put a serious damper on your boating plans when the issue arises at the most unexpected time. So since marine electrical repair is a specialized field, your trust should be put into the hands of professional marine electricians with the proper education, certification, and experience to provide you the highest quality service you deserve.
A boat can be scheduled for one repair and, once work begins, related problems may crop up. Boatyards can't always factor in much time for emergencies, so calling in advance and making an appointment is best so that your boat can be serviced in a timely manner. The cost of having a professional certified technician with the knowledge and education to handle the job right is worth it in the long run. A well-equipped shop staffed with qualified and experienced techs may cost more initially depending on the issue, but can save money by reducing return trips in the long run, so call today!
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