The maintenance of the parts of wood and metal of the boat begins with thorough cleaning. First, remove all parts that can be removed. Clean them with a brush and detergent solution. Inspect all parts of metal and wood to determine if they have scratches or abrasions, and if any, repair the damage caused. This will prevent the damage is spreading to other parts. All the wooden parts wood parts come covered with a waterproof finish that keeps it dry and prevents it to rot. When the wood’s wet, begins to deteriorate to the point that collapses with only touching it. Waterproof finishes come in two forms varnish and polyurethane paints.

Each of them has its own requirements that you should know. Varnished surfaces if the finish on your floor and transom boards are bright, likely to be a polyester or polyurethane varnish. Although the finishes that use these substances are relatively durable, once you suffer damage, they are difficult to maintain. If the finish of your boat is polyurethane, the scratches and scrapes can sit easily using a polyurethane varnish and a small brush. Although these repairs are temporary, they may last until next season. Most of the manufacturers of boats no longer uses polyester finishes, and may realize immediately if your boat has a finish of this type with only apply polyurethane varnish. Polyester will become sticky. If the finish is damaged, the best solution is to remove all wood polyester finish and return to apply a layer of polyester varnish, or replace it with another type of finish that is easier to maintain.

Another way to treat these damages, especially if you are not sure if they are made of polyurethane or polyester, is to soak them with boiled (available at paint stores) linseed oil. Linseed oil does not affect the finish, but penetrates through scratches and protects the wood. Cool the oil every week so the wood parts of your boat can have a long duration. If your varnish deteriorates the point at which the wood is stained, don’t hesitate to paint on top of it. There nothing sacrosanct when it comes to varnishing wood, and a coat of paint is often the best way to do that these parts look like new. Any inflatable boat of large Metal parts will have several parts of metal like stainless steel, aluminum or simple steel. The rails on the floor, oars, tables and brackets outboard tables are examples of made parts metal. Many owners of boats do not pay attention to these parties because they assume that the metal has been treated and is protected from erosion and oxidation. This cannot be further from the truth, because the saltwater, especially, oxidizes quickly any piece of metal that is exposed to it for certain periods. As owner of an inflatable dinghy, insurance you’ll want to keep it in the best possible conditions. To achieve this, it must be alert constantly, revising various parts of the pot to ensure they are not damaged or repaired to prevent worse damage.