Friday, 22 August 2014

Boats for Sale from J-Star Boat Services

Boats for Sale

Presently we have two Classic Shetland Cruisers for sale

One is a Shetland 570 with a 70hp Johnson on a Braked 

four wheel trailer which as a electric recovery winch.


Just in need of little TLC and is ready to go. £4750.00

The other is a Shetland Family Four on a two 


 trailer in need of a little TLC and just fit an


and is r

eady to go. £3200.00

Call Simon for details on 07585506960.   

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Boat Lay Up Maintenance List

This short list will get you ready for the winter laying period and help to ensure you have stress free winter laying period.
  1. Remove all loose equipment in cabin off the boat and label up items 
  2. Remove sails and list repairs needed to be done by sail-maker over the winter months
  3. Check out boat cradle if you have your own and service or repair as necessary before boat is hauled out for the winter
  4. Get boat booked in with the boatyard to have it hauled out and have engine winterized  at the same time
  5. Remember to drain off the water system to avoid spilt pipes and tanks over the winter months.
  6. Fill fuel tanks up to stop any condensation happening in the fuel tank so that will cause problems in the spring
  7. Book outboard engine for its yearly service so it is ready for the new season
  8. Return life raft to hirer or if it is your own arrange for it to be services over the winter months ready for the next season
  9. Get a good winter cover for the boat and make sure it is well fitting 
  10. Remember to get power cable for boat so that you can get the smaller jobs done on the boat over the winter months.
  11. Finally enjoy your laying period.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Having had a short break, now ready to stream ahead with the projects at hand.

With a number of projects underway at the moment, it is a matter of putting them in order and getting the boat sorted out quickly and so the next project is not held up. Also it is coming round to the next round of taking on a new apprentice to teach them the skill of the trade. So it is going to be busy over the next coming months as new work and people come in to the business. Some may work out and others may not. However, life is not without challenges and we at J-Star Boat Services enjoy the challenges and the road ahead wherever it may lead.