From Osmosis to Antifouling – we do it all!
AntifoulingOur Professional Painters can prepare your vessel for antifouling and apply the antifoul paint. We use Altex / Carboline and supply the paint as part of our antifouling package. If boat owners prefer a different brand of antifoul product, this can be arranged and applied.
Polishing (Deck & Hull)
Machine polish using one grade of compound, finished off with a premium Wax
A Deck polish is finished off with a silver wash. A Double polish may be required for boats with gel coat that is looking very “flat”, and is ideal for blue/red/green hulls to achieve a hologram finish.
This double polish includes: machine compound twice with two different grades of compound, finished off with a premium Wax.
Regular Vessel Servicing
We can take care of any of your requirements. We can customise a plan to your personal needs.
We always strive to achieve the highest standards, we endeavour to maintain good seamanship and to treat all vessels entrusted to us with the utmost care.
The problem of blistering in glass reinforced plastic (GRP) ‘bottoms’ goes back some years now in both New Zealand and overseas. Increasingly we see problems on GRP ‘bottoms’, meet very disappointed owners that have put good money into what they thought was the ultimate cure.
For several years now we have been working on perfecting materials and techniques for osmosis repairs that are proving exceptional.
Fibre GlassingFew things are more disheartening to the boat owner than staring at the fuzzy edge of broken fiberglass. However, the reparability of fiberglass is one of its best characteristics. The most horrifying hole in a fiberglass hull is quickly healed with a bit of glass fabric, a supply of resin, and equal parts skill and care. And the repair is less patch than graft–a new piece of skin indistinguishable from the old.
Non SkidThere are thousands of boats still in service with nonskid decks that incorporate a grit-type traction additive to the gelcoat or a marine paint rather than a diamond pattern formed into the deck mold. In fact, there are still boats being manufactured today that use this system. They all share a common characteristic — the grit wears down with use and the deck eventually becomes slippery when wet. Slippery decks can lead to accidents and injury and should be resurfaced.
Scaffolding and HireScaffolding for hire for when you want to do it yourself!
FairingFairing a hull, A boat can be smooth but not fair. A boat can be fair but not smooth. In disc sanding a wood boat, one uses a hard back to fair it and a softback to smooth it.
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Abel Marine Nelson
151 Akersten St,