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Manchester Marine Spring 2017 News

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Manchester Marine Becomes AB Dealer

Manchester Marine is pleased to announce becoming an AB dealer. AB inflatables offer the highest quality, lightweight and durable inflatables on the market from 8’ to 28’, with your choice of aluminum or fiberglass hulls Rigged with industry standard Yamaha power, 5-ply tube construction including a limited 10-year warranty. Your Service Managers look forward to assisting you find the right model for your needs.

SPRING CUSTOMER COOKOUTS

Trade stories, talk about projects, and kick-off your boating season with fellow customers and the Manchester Marine crew members.

Saturdays May 6, 13, 20th at Noon

Summer Detailing Program

Let Manchester Marine keep your boat clean and ready to go.
Available Monday- Friday seasonally.

  • Exterior wash & dry, helm surfaces wiped down and windows cleaned. – $4.00 per ft.
  • Interior vacuuming, head/ galley cleaning and wiping down of all surfaces and mirrors – $3.00 per ft.
  • Combine exterior and interior – $6.00 per ft.
  • Pre-purchase any summer season 4-pack and receive complimentary exterior or interior cleaning.
  • Service only available on-site at MMC. Must be scheduled ahead of time with your Service Manager

Contact a Manchester Marine Service Manager to learn more about specific service recommendations for your boat.

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Protection Always in Position!

Looking for a little added protection in your slip this year? Slammer Marine fender system offers a simple track system, vinyl covered fenders and guaranteed durability. See the system for yourself at our fuel dock this summer.

Contact a Manchester Marine Service Manager to learn more about specific service recommendations for your boat.

Dredging – Fall 2017

Permits have been granted to move forward with dredging the harbor, but as of yet details have not been finalized. Manchester Marine will work towards minimizing any impact to our customers and provide more information as it becomes available.


Engine and Mechanical Systems Winter Maintenance

Every winter we tend to hear at least one non-boater make the comment “You must not have much to do now that the boats are hauled out.” Of course nothing could be further from the truth as we are always quite busy performing maintenance tasks on the fleet of boats in storage. Experienced boaters know that all boats must have regular service performed on engines and mechanical systems to keep them operating smoothly and much of it has to be done when the boat is out of the water. We highly recommend an annual service routine each winter to thoroughly check over the boat and overcome the harsh conditions of a salt water environment, conditions that can paralyze equipment with corrosion.

At Manchester Marine we want to ensure you have a safe and reliable boat, a boat you can depend on. To accomplish this, our mechanics perform detailed inspections to identify both obvious and hidden problems with your particular equipment. We consider it mission critical to get you timely and accurate reports on the issues we find and to let you know why we recommend addressing these issues in the off-season.

By keeping up with annual service recommendations for engines and mechanical systems more costly repairs can generally be avoided. You expect a trouble-free boating experience during the season and the best way to ensure this is for our trained mechanics and Service Managers to partner with you in managing your annual service routine.

With these thoughts in mind here are some of the basic service procedures we follow during winter maintenance to keep your boat in tip-top condition.

  • Clean: to remove salt and marine growth to allow full functionality Sea strainers, thru-hull fittings, bilges
  • Grease/ lubricate: to protect from corrosion and improve operation Seacocks, steering systems, thrusters
  • Inspect and assess: to determine normal or excessive wear or corrosion; Report findings
  • Electrical connections, drive systems, all mechanical systems Disassemble/ re-assemble: to assure working condition and fight corrosion
  • Outboard lower unit, propellers, seacocks, water pumps, jet drives
  • Repair: to fix all broken, missing and badly worn parts
  • Belts, engine and bilge pumps, float switches
  • Replace: parts designed to provide protection or smooth operation
  • Internal and external sacrificial zincs, system filters, pump impellers
  • Re-paint: to remove rusted or chipped paint which allows new problems to be visible
  • Engine cooling manifolds and mounts, raw water connections
  • Test: to assure full operation
  • Battery chargers, air conditioning, all mechanical systems
  • Scheduled service: to anticipate wear and prevent break downs during the boating season
  • Alternators, starters, other original equipment manufacturer recommendations (OEM)

Contact a Manchester Marine Service Manager to learn more about specific service recommendations for your boat.


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