Thursday, 21 February 2019

Free wine anyone?

Image result for case of wineRefer a friend to join The Drystack and when they sign up for an annual contract we’ll give you a case of wine to say thank you.  (If wine isn't your tipple then I'm sure we could buy you something else) ;) 

You don’t have to be a drystack customer yourself to refer them.

For more information call Corinne on 02392 706384.

Image result for The Drystack PortsmouthIt really is that easy to get your hands on free wine.  Tell your friends, colleagues, associates and people down the golf club or pub who have boats that are suitable to store in our drystack about us, and tell them to pop in for a look around. 

If they sign up to an annual contract with us then we'll give you wine, wine, wine!!

The more people you refer (and who join) the more we'll reward you.

For more information call Corinne on 02392 706384.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Looking smart for the summer season

Get your crew members catwalk ready (or should that be 'boardwalk' ready) for the boating season with customised polo-shirts.   

Or perhaps you just fancy a nice polo with your boat name on.

Whichever you prefer, we can arrange this for you.  We get good deals on Gill clothing and have a great embroidery company we use on a regular basis.

So just pop in, pick your shirts or polos and leave the rest to us.

You can also call us to place your order, just call the usual number...02392 387833.

10 boat checks to do BEFORE heading out on the water

1. Check all fuel hoses and connections for any fuel leaks, cracks and brittle areas.  Replace fuel filter.

2. Check battery condition, recharge or replace if its not holding charge.  Check the battery terminal connections and clean with a wire brush.

3. Check and replace water pump impeller.

4. Change engine oil, oil filter and gear box oil.

5. Check control cables are working, check the outer jacket for cracks or swells which may indicate a problem.

6. Ensure drain plug has been fitted.

7. Check propeller condition and that it is secured properly.

8. Check all the safety gear.  Check that all life jackets are in good working order and the fire extinguishers are all fully charged.

9. Check the bilge pumps are working correctly.

10. Check engine starts and all is running ok before launching.

A few more useful tips:

If you have a VHF Radio on board your boat it would worthwhile doing a radio check by contacting the Solent Coast Guard.  Use Channel 67 and say: “Solent Coastguard, Solent Coastguard, Solent Coastguard. This is [your boat name, your boat name, your boat name]. Radio Check. Over.”

Another important check is your boat trailer. Always check the wheel bearings and any other moving parts for signs of corrosion.  You don’t want to be stuck on the side of the motorway with your family and a broken trailer!