TAKING CARE OF YOUR EXTERNAL PROTECTIONSpring is here and the fine weather is making an appearance, so it’s time to take care of your boat before your first trips out to sea. As a specialist in all types of external protection for boats, NVequipment can offer you tips and advice for maintaining your equipment in order to ensure its longevity and appearance.
- AFTER WINTERING -
316L stainless steel or anodised aluminium partsThis is an important area of maintenance, since these components and assemblies are subject to more visible deterioration than the canvas itself.
- Even while moored, your equipment is exposed to the rigours of the weather and marine conditions. Thoroughly rinse your stainless steel or aluminium parts with fresh water to remove traces of salt and dry them with a soft cloth. Doing this will extend their resistance to corrosion.
- Do not use abrasive or detergent substances (hydrochloric acid, ammonia or chlorine).
- If you have used a specialist product to clean your hoops, don't forget to rinse them with hot water and dry them with a soft cloth.
Canvas tips & maintenanceWhatever type of protection you have (solar, spray or cold), always ensure that it is firmly tightened over your boat. If not taut, it will be more prone to salt, wind, UV and breakage.
- Brush stains and rinse your equipment regularly with fresh water to remove salt. Leave to dry in the open air.
- Carefully fold up your PVC or acrylic canvases once perfectly dry and keep them in a dry place. This will allow you to extend their lifespan.
WORN CANVAS? Are your canvasses worn and shabby? Is the screen tarnished, affecting your vision during your sailing trips?
TIME FOR A FACELIFT!
Contact your nearest retailer (link) who will offer you an exclusive service for the replacement of your original NV canvas.
From 1 April to 15 May, you can benefit from their in-store canvas renewal offer!
Drop in to your nearest store to find out more.