How to Determine if Your Boat Needs Carpentry Work

Boat repairs aren’t limited to just hull damage. Other damages can include interior destruction such as general woodwork and cabinetry. JDOC Marine not only specializes in boat hull repairs, but they also help with boats and yachts that need new cabinetry and carpentry. The best way to prevent interior damage is proper care.


It’s important to thoroughly clean the boat interior. Common cleaning like dusting, wiping down the woodwork with a safe cleaning solution, and soaking up excess water immediately are just a few things you can do to preserve your interior. It is also important to clean any carpeting of dirt, water, or spills. If your boat has live wells, be sure to clean them as well to prevent unpleasant odors and stains. These are all things you can do yourself with ease.


A less-than-pleasant type of interior damage is from termites. I know what you’re thinking, termites on a boat? Well, these termites are known as drywood termites. They grow wings and fly to your boat, settling into any cracks and corners. If your boat somehow ends up with termites, there are several do-it-yourself options to clear them out. For more severe infestations, you’ll need to consult an expert. However, if you’re vigilant, you can catch them before things spiral out of control. Once the pests are dealt with, there may be some damages left behind that need repairing.


Sun damage can also be a problem, especially for sailboats where there isn’t a lot of coverage. If a boat spends too much time in the sun, the wood can become warped and fragile. If this happens, there are repairmen, like JDOC Marine, who can help you assess the damages and repair them to keep your boat or yacht looking brand new.


So maybe you don’t have any damages. Maybe you just want a change for your boat’s interior, and you might want to give yourself some extra storage, or maybe you’ve decided to sell. In cases like this, it’s not a bad idea to think about some remodeling to ensure that your boat is in pristine condition for the sale. It’s no surprise that a remodel can up the value of your boat or yacht, ensuring that you can get the most out of your sale. If you plan on selling and/or remodeling your boat, consult with the experts for their opinion on the best way to move forward.

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