Well, ok, in my case a 'marine repairs' sounds like I'm saying a lot, I have to admit it!
I do own a small sailing boat, which is quite old and consecuently frequently needs repairs. So while researching different options to get the love of my life repaired, I came accross something called 'underwater ship repair' and it kind of caught my attention.
As I'm the kind of person who easily gets distracted, I started to read more about this...
Turns out there are companies that offer underwater ship repair services. It's actually one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, apparently right up there with working on an oil drilling platform! So only very specialized companies perform this kind of service.
Anyway, back to looking for a cheap way to get my boat repaired! As you probably are well aware, maintaining your sailboat isn't an easy task.
You should always take care to thoroughly rinse the sails with plenty of fresh water after each use. It's also bestto cover them carefully between each excursion. Some small precautionslike that will help keep your maintenance costs as low as possible, which is what we all want, am I right?
If you don't want to do all this work yourself, you could hire a professional to do it for you. Right now I'm looking at a company from Antwerp (as I'm from Belgium and that's the largest commercial port in the country): marine repairs.
In the long run, you'll probably spend less money on ship repairs if your maintenance is always done perfectly.
For a little more advanced tasks, such as oil changes or winterizing, you should expect to pay just about the same rate as for getting your car repaired. If you're think about buying a used boat, do remember that they may possibly need more maintenance as you do not know whether the previous owner was as diligent with the maintenance as you are being right now!
Well we hope that this information was helpful to you, and happy sailing!