Maintenance

Dirty Fuel Clogs Filters

Think you are ready for your shake down cruise? Fuel filters are key items not to be overlooked. Look at this fine example of a filter that was VERY overworked and essentially ineffective…four new filters in less than 2 hours can do that. […]

Maintenance

A Toast to Teamwork Or… Towed in by TowBoat US

Do you ever dream of Plan C? You know. Your third choice in an otherwise perfect plan? Plan A is the ideal & Plan B is our fall back option in case A doesn’t happen as you anticipate. Good old Plan C. Yup, that’s what I always dream of…But seriously, it definitely helps to have a few more letters of the alphabet handy when you are underway. […]

Maintenance

Boat Shopping Can Be Scary! Let Captain Chris Keep Things Calm

Are you boat shopping? Do you live far away from the water but hear the call of the sea? Captain Chris Yacht Services can help you find your ideal yacht…no, we do not wear a broker’s hat but we CAN take a peak and let you know what we think. Is the plum you saw on the internet really a prune at the dock? Or is it better than you could have hoped, for the price offered? We’ll give you our feedback and help you decide if you want to drive/fly down to see for yourself. […]

Maintenance

Mainship for Summer Storage

We were referred to this owner by another of our clients. Our first introduction was via e-mail and we agreed to meet face to face in the boatyard while preparing another yacht for summer storage. It’s amazing how many of our clients come from direct referrals.

This owner is a former sailor and the MainShip is their first trawler. They cruised the Bahamas and live in Texas. With fuel prices breaking $4 per gallon they decided to leave the boat in Florida. They can return next fall and cruise the Bahamas again before heading north to explore the Chesapeake Bay.

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Maintenance

Kadey Krogen Goes to Summer Storage

Summer is here and many people head north for a cooler season. Sometimes that means we’re asked to deliver their boat to their vacation home on the Vineyard or the Great Lakes. If they won’t be near the water, they may ask us to prepare their boats for summer storage. Often, that means a haul out to a boat yard. Throughout the summer we will make scheduled visits to the yard, replacing the chemical dehumidifiers and checking on the boat overall. If a Hurricane approaches we can return to make it storm worthy.

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