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Yacht Maintenance & Repair - Part 2: Hull & Deck

Getting your boat shipshape for the new boating season

A smooth and shiny finish for the hull

Foto: Polishing the hull

Polishing the hull

Foto: waterline of a yacht before polishing

Dirty waterline

Foto: Painting the waterline

Painting the waterline

Foto: Minor damage to the hull

Minor damage to the hull

Foto: Preparatory work for filling

Preparatory work for filling

There's a lot to do on deck

Foto: Fine cracks at the railing base

Fine cracks at the railing base...

Foto: Fine cracks at the railing base...

...require immediate attention...

Foto: Fine cracks at the railing base...

...in order to stop water coming in!

Foto: old teak deck

A teak deck needs good care

Foto: teak deck

Treated teak deck: looks really impressive

Foto: An old hatch on deck

An old hatch on deck

Foto: new hatch

A hatch cleaned and well maintained...

Foto: boat hatches

... looks like new!

Ausrüstung - Foto: © Messe Düsseldorf / C. Tillmann