We've been repairing, maintaining and winterising aluminium blue water yachts for many years.
Our expertise covers all aspects of aluminium sailing boats:
OVNIS require particular attention to :
. Control of drift (no oxidation problems? Is cathodic protection necessary?) .
. Checking the status of up/down manoeuvres and maintaining the down position.
. Check the condition of the hydraulic cylinder (for larger units).
. Check the condition of the rudder shaft (no corrosion problems?).
. Checking the condition of the shaft bearings.
. Check the condition of the rudder blade joints (greasing every 3 to 4 years is recommended).
. Check the condition of the rudder stock bearings.
. Check the condition of the rudder cylinder (no oxidation problems? cathodic protection required?).
Steering system :
. Check the steering column bearings.
. Check the tiller link ball joints.