Marine Vessel Stainless and Aluminium Maintenance - Gold Coast
“When Quality Comes First”
We think of modern boats, especially production boats, as made of fiberglass, but even if your boat’s structure is ’glass much of the rest of her is metal. Hardtops and radar arches, bowrails, cleats and chocks, electric horns and spotlights, anchors, the rigging that supports a trawler’s mast—all of it started out as some kind of ore.
Fact is, without metal we’d be back in the boating Stone Age But while metal is often robust, whether it’s stainless, bronze, aluminium, or iron it needs a little TLC once in a while.
Stainless steel fastenings are usually 18-8 alloy. Type 316 stainless contains a bit more chromium and about 3 percent molybdenum for better corrosion resistance at the cost of a little strength; it’s used for deck hardware and underwater applications.
Aluminium also protects itself by combining with oxygen to create a surface layer of aluminium oxide, and it’s often given a head start during manufacturing by anodization, basically controlled galvanic corrosion: The aluminium acts as the anode in an electrolyte bath, and when electric current is applied it picks up oxygen from the electrolyte to form an aluminium-oxide surface layer.
Both can be restored, polished and protected with various products depending on the condition it is in. If done correctly it should only need a polish once or twice a year and a regular wash and chamois dry to keep it looking good. Towers on game fishing boats are a specialty.
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To the team at The Boat Butler – Great work again! Highly recommended A+++
Just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank the team for their hard work on the weekend. All is perfect, see you in 6 months after we get back from Tasmania.
Great job Mark, the new captain was very impressed as he could see himself in the hull, lol
I would just like to thank Ty for the excellent work! The boat was like new, especially the engine room. I will absolutely recommend your services.
The Boat Butler Marine Detailing Services – FAQ
We Service much of South East Queensland.
We offer a range of professional Marine Detailing and Boat Valet services from internal deep clean to hull polishing and engine cleaning for all marine craft.
We offer a complete marine detailing service from the bilge to the roof of your craft inside and out. We specialise in Gel-coat and paint polishing, teak & stainless restoration and can take care of anything that needs to be cleaned and restored on your craft.
All our detailers are fully insured with Public and Employee Liability Insurance.
You can either call us at the office between the hours of 6 am – 5 pm, 7 Days Except for Public Holidays on 0401 209 514 or you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, jobs can be scheduled for weekends/holidays and cleaners can work into the night if required.
Yes, as long as we can have at least 24 hours notice.
While we can give you a rough estimate over the phone every job is different, your boat is not a one size fits all issue for us. To give an accurate quote we prefer to inspect the boat and discuss it with you first, we are happy to come to you to do it.
Yes and we take it seriously. Our products are enviro-friendly and we comply with all relevant legislation and comply with all Covid 19 requirements.