You really can’t put a price on boat maintenance. While it takes a lot of smarts and skills to navigate a yacht – or whatever your boat happens to be – it takes tremendous amount of professional maturity to know that maintaining a boat is not a trivial matter. In the long run it becomes apparent, the better the sailor, the better maintained the boat.
Making Open Waters Count
In Australia, there’s really no escaping it. Sooner rather than later, you’re going to bump into one water vehicle or two and enjoy a ride to the open waters.
The beaches are as much a part of Australians as the Outback. No wonder swimming has become the most common sporting activity in the Land Down Under, Roy Morgan Research affirms. Also reason enough why there are more Australians residing along the nation’s beautiful coastlines. With all the benefits boating can give, it indeed has become a national pastime – giving many Aussies a better way to maintain a healthy work/life balance.
However, cruising in the open waters and feeling the wind in your hair with the ocean beneath has a price. And it all starts with the vehicle.
Keeping Things Afloat
Keeping your boat well maintained is no one-time deal. Rather, it is a constant battle against the elements and the tendency of your boat to age faster when unattended to.
One classic example is boat painting, as emphasized by ClearRenew.com.au. Most sailors will agree that boat painting is non-negotiable.
Without the application of antifouling paint for instance, “the growth of algae, barnacles, mussels and other marine life on the underwater portion of your boat” hastens to an alarming rate, one boating expert points out. Even more imperative, when you’re talking about wooden boats.
Moreover, giving your engine a regular check-up is a must. As Yamaha aptly detail, it takes but a relatively small amount of time to ensure hours of trouble-free enjoyment.
When it comes down to it, the better sailor strives to keep his boat better each time – always.