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Manchester Marine 2020 Spring Update

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

The Manchester Marine crew is excited to be back up and running! Our 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. For your safety and the safety of our crew we ask that you abide by the following:

For All Slip Customers and Storage Customers:

We ask that unless you have been notified that your vessel has been launched and fully commissioned in your slip or ready for pick-up, that you do not visit our facilities unless you have scheduled an appointment with your service manager. It is of utmost importance that we maintain spacial distancing to minimize contact with our employees and customers.

  • – Facial covers are mandatory for all visitors and employees on Manchester Marine property.
  • – Visitors are not permitted to enter our buildings or work bays. If you are meeting with a Customer Service Manager, please call when you are on site, and they will meet you outside the lobby.
  • – Social Distancing, defined as keeping at least 6 feet away from anyone not in your immediate household, should always be practiced on MMC property. This includes the upper lots across the train tracks.
  • – Please wash your hands frequently, especially after handling dock lines, refueling, and using our water hoses.
  • – Please allow any foot traffic on our ramps to clear prior to making your way down if someone is coming up.
  • – Do not gather on docks, parking lots, or anywhere on MMC property. If you are arriving by vehicle, please park in the upper lot right and head directly to your vessel.
  • – We ask that you use the heads and showers on your boat. We have water available on the floats and the fuel dock.

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

Please remain on your vessel upon arriving to the fuel dock. We ask that all guests wear face coverings. Incoming guests are restricted to the fuel dock float only. Our staff can be reached on VHF Ch72. Please radio ahead of your arrival and we will be happy to assist you.

  • – No public restrooms are available.
  • – Masks are required during fueling.
  • – MMC will not be offering pump outs at this time. Pump out service will be available through the Manchester Harbormaster, Bion Pike, who can be reached at: (978) 473-2520.

For Parts and Service Customers

If you are having operational issues or need parts for your vessel, please call our main office at (978) 526-7911 during normal business hours. (M-F 7 am – 3:30 pm) We will schedule an appointment for service or connect you with our Parts and Purchasing team.

  • – Our Parts Department is offering curbside pickup M-F 7am-3pm
  • – Building entry is prohibited.

Protocols in place for our technicians going aboard your vessel include:

  • – A wait time of at least 24 hours before boarding your vessel after dropped off.
  • – Disinfecting surfaces that are to be accessed by our staff.
  • – Once services have been provided, we will disinfect the work area to the best of our ability.
  • – We request that you wait an additional 24 hours before boarding your vessel upon completion of service.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with these guidelines. It is important for all of us to work together with best practices to ensure the health and safety for both customers and our crew.

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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