Here it is the 9th of the month already and no blog from me yet. Well here goes. Its been a little busier
after the boatshow but as well all know the weather is the major factor in boating and peoples intensions
to get out on the water more often.
Every day I see another mobile marine mechanic break out on his own after doing a secure apprenticeship
at a dealership, only to last a few months then try to rejoin the workforce again. Its the same with propeller
shops. We see them coming into the market with aftermarket items that have not been tried and tested in
Australian conditions and time and time again we see massive failures in these copy products. Its to the
point that several rescue organisations when confronted with a propeller failure ask why you dont have a spare
and why you would risk a breakdown for a few bucks. I have heard of accounts being submitted for breakdowns
that actually are caused by sub standard equipment. So be careful and mindful of buying ALL gear for your vessel
that has a certain reputation and warranty as some do not.
Which leads me to the same old SOLAS rant.
WE SUPPLY A 5 YEAR WARRANTY , 7 YEARS ON SOME PROPELLERS, WITH A LIFETIME WARRANTY ON CASTINGS
Show me another Company that puts that in writing.
cheers for now
Michael and Cheryl