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2020 Fall COVID-19 Update

A letter from Manchester Marine Corporation General Manager Mike Cheney:

To Our Valued Customers,
In response to the recent uptick in cases of the COVID-19 virus, I would like to bring back some guidelines to protect you and the crew here at Manchester Marine. Effective today, our yard will be closed to the public until further notice. I ask that moving forward, you communicate with our office and your service manager via phone and e-mail. This includes outside sales from our stockroom.

Emily will be available by phone or e-mail (ewallick@manchestermarine.com) to assist with questions and for credit card payments. If you choose to pay by check, please drop it in the mail. There is also a mail slot on the lobby door if you’d like to drop it off after-hours.

Our crew will continue with decommissioning and will begin to work on winter work projects.

If you have an absolute need to get aboard your boat, please call your service manager at least 24 hours prior to schedule an appointment.

I appreciate your cooperation in this matter. We will continue to evaluate the situation and adjust our policy accordingly. Stay healthy and enjoy the upcoming holiday season.

Mike Cheney, General Manager
Manchester Marine Corporation

2020 Spring Update

MMC has resumed operations in compliance with Governor Baker’s COVID-19 guidelines.

The Manchester Marine crew is working diligently to minimize delays with commissioning and launching customers’ vessels for the 2020 boating season. We ask that you join us in continuing to adhere to the Governor’s Executive Order as well as CDC guidelines while on Manchester Marine property.

Fuel Dock

The MMC Fuel Dock will be operating during normal summer hours starting this Memorial Day weekend.

  • Fuel Dock hours:
    • – Mon – Thurs: 7 am – 4 pm
    • – Fri: 7 am – 7 pm
    • – Sat – Sun: 8 am – 7 pm
    • – Please note: May 25th, Memorial Day, we will be open 7 am – 4 pm

 

WE ARE HIRING!

MAY 2020 – Manchester Marine is currently seeking applicants for our mechanic and electronic departments.

Please visit our job listing at the link below to apply or share our post.

Marine Technician/Mechanic

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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.

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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.


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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