It’s Time to Winterise Your Boat!

It’s Time to Winterise Your Boat!

We hope you’ve had an enjoyable summer of boating, but it’s time to think about end of season servicing and winterisation.

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Golden Arrow Marine and Salterns Marina present
‘Winter Tips’ to help prepare your boat for winter.

Winter service is essential to the long term health of a marine engine no matter what size or type or how much use it has had. During use the oil absorbs contaminants and condensation from the combustion process and the harsh environment in which it operates. An oil and filter change is the minimum service you should be considering and the best time to do this is before the winter layup. Leaving contaminated oil in the engine over the winter will lead to greater wear and tear and reduced engine life. Combining an end of season service with winterisation is the best care you can give your engine to maintain reliability and the value of your investment.

If you also book your re-commissioning at the same time you can be sure your boat is up and running when you want it at the start on next season.

Golden Arrow Marine now provides you with complimentary video reports of all work carried out, thanks to our new reporting tool, Volvo Penta Vision.

Don’t Neglect…

Fuel tanks
Keep them full to stop condensation.

Batteries
Prevent them from freezing or degenerating by keeping them charged.

Plumbing
Disconnect water pumps and drain them. Any water left in the pipes could freeze and cause splits.

Soft furnishings 
Remove them wherever possible to prevent damp and mould.

Berthing lines
Double up and add any additional storm lines you may have.

Berthing aspect
In some berths, it could be advantageous to berth your boat bows in to the prevailing wind.

Keep your boat covered and visit it from time to time to turn over the engine, charge the batteries and inspect. 

Working with Volvo Penta for over 30 years has ensured our engineers have the best knowledge and technical capabilities when it comes to Volvo Penta products and services.  You can now purchase parts online for delivery or in store branch collection

In January 2021 we were delighted to be given the opportunity to expand our support to the Volvo Penta dealer network as the only recognised Volvo Penta Centre for the whole south coast region covering an area that stretches from Brighton to Weymouth and the Channel Islands.  In addition to the 10 dealers we support our 3 branches at Poole, Southampton and Port Solent provide the highest level of service with genuine parts backed by a 2 year warranty. Our engineers are fully mobile, travelling throughout the UK and overseas, no job is too small or too large.

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