If you transport boats/yachts in and out of the water using a travelift, you probably know what the straps can do that beautiful brand new paint job. Because of customer demand, Global Plastic Sheeting has designed a foam cover for these straps to keep the straps from scratching the finish, regardless of whether it is new, or preserving the finish on a boat not being painted or re-finished.
These foam covers are in 8' sections, with "legs" to help keep them in place. The version being made currently has a 18" flat backbone section between the legs, of ½" thick closed cell foam. Give them a try on your next haulout, and see how you like them!
Yesterday I was asked why surface protection is so important when one is working on a yacht or a superyacht? My first response was simply to state that it is designed to protect your profit margin in the project, because any damages are coming right out of your bottom line.
The fact is that the owners of such vessels are usually pretty particular about their babies. Most, in fact want them to be as near Perfect as they can attain. These owners, as a group of customers fall into a pretty elite class of customer. Their expectations are quite high. One does not want to disappoint them.
The day has come, and their pride and joy is coming out of the water, and being moved into a dirty, greasy, grimy industrial environment, or perhaps just worked on at the dock. Do you instill confidence, or put the fear of God in them? How you initially care for their craft tells speaks volumes about your company and the workforce entrusted with its care and returning to its original splendor.
A few dollars wisely spent on suitable protective coverings to keep easily damaged surfaces clean and damage free will pay great dividends throughout the refit, repair, lengthening, or any operation where workers are on the yacht. Not only do they put the owner's or captain's mind at ease, but they make it easier for all workers to do a better and more professional job. In fact, it constantly reminds them where they are working, and how important it is that they strive to do only the best quality work.