Ocean offers a range of services to maintain the life, appearance and re-sale value
of your boat. We can supply you with a free no-obligation quote before any work commences.
Gel coat and fibre glass repair is important to prolong the life of your boat. A
boat's gel coat is the outer skin of the fibre glass hull. It protects the surface
of the boat, sealing the fibre glass beneath from water, moisture and the sun's ultraviolet
The gel coat also gives the boat it's colour and provides a glossy finish, much like
paint on a car!
The sun is primarily the boat's worst enemy when it comes to the gel coat, but measures
must be taken to protect it from water and abrasions as well.
Abrasions can simply occur from dirt being ground into dinks or chips from the boat
bumping into the pontoons. A worn or chipped gel coat can allow water to permeate
the fibre glass, causing serious damage over time. Cleaning and attention to protecting
the gel coat will preserve it for years to come, maintaining the integrity of the
fibre glass beneath, as well as giving your boat a shiny and well maintained look.
Gel Coat and Fibreglass Repair
Another service offered by Ocean is antifouling. Having the hull of your boat antifouled
is advised at the beginning of each new season, especially if your boat is left in
the water for more than a couple of weeks at a time.
Whether sea water or fresh water, after as short a period of time as just two weeks
in the water, there is a build up of marine growth such as weed, barnacles and mussels,
which attach themselves to the hull. This effects the performance of your boat.
After as little as eight weeks in the water, without antifouling your hull, the performance
will be so severely reduced that it is unlikely your engine will get you on the plane
or cruise at any normal speed. As well as that there could be a very visible increase
in smoke from your engine. So, apart from looking unsightly, it makes your boat slow,
less responsive and less fuel efficient.
Ocean has been involved with renovating retro caravans! Poppy (seen below) is now
one of a dozen caravans so far to be completed. Scott Tibbles of The Beach Hut Caravan
Company has been purchasing old caravans and giving them a new lease of life. Ocean
has helped them on their way with a new paint job and with the servicing of the chassis
and trailer. Once re-sprayed Scott adds the final interior touches and decorations,
making these caravans a real sight to be seen. You can view their website from ourlinkspage.
Another String to Oceans bow!
Boat, Yacht Maintenance and Repairs
For any further information about our services or to request a price list please
address: Anna Mill Business & Distribution Park Wrangaton South Brent Devon TQ10 9HQ