THE ORIENTAL HOTEL – One of the world’s premier hotels. The oldest hotel in Bangkok on the bank of Chao Phraya River. Nice colonial-style architecture. Not in the city center though.
There are catastrophic damages that cannot be fixed by you but can be fixed by a qualified inflatable Tarpon Springs Marina shop. Examples of such damages are: a transom that is loose from the side tubes and seams that become unglued. These damages should not be attempted by the owner but should be forwarded to the dealer especially if the boat is still under the regular 5 to 10 year-warranties on fabrics and seams. Name brands boats have authorized repair facilities all over the country and there should be one near you that can deal with any major repair of your boat with or without warranty.
Stability – Check how reliable your fishing boat dealer is. Not only will you trust him with a large sum of money when you pay for your boat, but because you will have to go to him for service time and again over the years. Fishing boat traders with ten or more years of experience in the business under their belts, have loyal customers and repeat business. They are generally very reliable, so do look for a trusted name in the business. It wouldn’t do any harm to contact some of their old clients for feedback as well. That is not being sneaky, it is being smart. After all you will be spending a lot of good money on a new boat, and you should take all precautions to evaluate the efficiency of the dealer.
However, it’s always better to prevent damages rather than get tangled up in the troubles of getting the damage fixed. Suitable treatment of your Boat Repair service and proper maintenance on a regular basis will help preserve it from the harsh factors it’s exposed to.
I pick up my things and walk two blocks to the grocery store where we maintain a small office for our little real estate business. On the way from the hotel to the grocery I see, Rafa the boat builder and boat taxi service operator, Jose a boat captain that my wife thinks looks like a stereotype pirate, Elias a farmer and friend, Jorge another restaurant owner and Henry the son of Chicho. All of them shake my hand, smile and ask me how I am. Once at the little grocery store “El Fenix” I am greeted by Cholo, Carmen and Lisette who all either shake my hand or put their cheek to mine and ask how I am.
We are coming up on a long covered dock that comes out of the mangroves to the river’s edge then has a staircase down to the flats. Jorge who has lived there for years is doing a little repair on his dock but takes time out to smile and exchange a hearty wave. Around the next corner Melvin is walking from his house and spots us cruising by. He also smiles as we each wave as if to say: “Hello my friend”.
Continue with the same layering process of cutting fiberglass until finished. For a more refined look, sand the rough areas of the repaired sections of the fiberglass floor, paint the sanded areas and then add a layer of gel coat for the finishing touch.