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Battery Maintenance Tips

Especially this time of year it is important to look after your batteries, our main call outs at the start of the season and over the winter months are mostly battery related problems and mainly because they have gone ‘flat’ through lack of use, your boat will have longer spells…[Read More]

Batteries

Each here sees Sea Start carrying out over 2000 breakdowns and 2018 has been no exception. As memberships rise, the frequency of calls for assistance rises. However the reasons for the calls remain very similar from year to year and most are electrical faults. This can cover a whole multitude…[Read More]

Winter is coming…

With the cold weather already starting to appear we should start to prepare our boats for winter. The obvious thing, once when we have decided that we are not going to use the boat, is to fully winterise the engine but if you intend to keep her in the water…[Read More]

Winterisation Tips

If you are planning to take you boat out of commission over the winter, then it important that you winterise the engine otherwise come the spring you may start to incur problems before you launch. Winterisation is very similar and incorporates a minor engine service. The difference is that half…[Read More]

RYA Diesel Engine Courses 2018 – 2019

New dates have been published for this seasons Diesel Engine Courses. Although you will not become a marine engineer overnight, the course is designed to give you not only a good understanding of how a diesel engine operates, you will also benefit from our many years of experience attending breakdowns….[Read More]

WOW – We Are Busy!

What with the fantastic weather it’s good to see members using their boats. However for us it is hard work and relentless, with breakdowns coming in thick and fast from all over the country and France. Our RIBS based in Hamble are doing enormous distances, and anything up 140 miles…[Read More]

That’s a Whopper !!!!

In idyllic Channel crossing weather, this poor member came a cropper mid-channel! A boat he was in company with stayed with him while he continued on one engine. Because of the lovely weather we were able to take a diving team to him about five miles south of the Needles,…[Read More]

Pre-Start Engine Checks 2

This is the second video showing more engine related checks to carry out.

Pre-Start Checks 1

This is one of two videos of basic checks to carry out before starting your boat engine.

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