Located in Fenton, Missouri, Brannan’s Marine offers convenient solutions to your boat maintenance needs.
Some of the maintenance and repair services we offer:
- Impact/Collision Structural Damage
- Stress Cracks & Blisters
- Aluminum Dents & Scratches
- Non-Skid Damage
- Gelcoat & Paint Refinishing
- Faded Gelcoat Rejuvenation
- Custom Gelcoat Color Matching
- Rotted Wood Transoms
- Rotted Wood Stringers & Floors
- Wood to Composite Conversions
- Rub Rail Damage
This will vary a bit depending on the specific engine and drive system. It’s always best to check with the manufacturer, and follow their specific recommendations.
As a general rule of thumb most people find that annual maintenance costs run about 10-percent of the cost of the boat, or less.
To be blunt, lots of it. Looking at a five-year-old boat that has been cared for versus one that wasn’t washed and maintained you can see an obvious difference. Even worse are the engine problems that accompany a lack of maintenance.
This is debatable, but the vast majority of modern aluminum and fiberglass boats require much less maintenance than boats built years ago. When it comes to boats built with alternative materials, like polyethylene boat maintenance or steel boat maintenance, it’s still a mere fraction of that for those old wooden boats..
All engines of any type require maintenance to one degree or another, and boat engines work harder than many other types of engines because they’re often run at high rpm for extended periods of time. What maintenance is necessary on a boat? Engine, hull and topsides, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, moving parts, and canvass and upholstery all need to be maintained on a boat.