Q & A — December 2003
By Capt. Ken Kreisler
Location, Location, Location
2: Corroded VHF Wires, Topside Paint Job, and more
that my VHF wasn’t sending or receiving its usual strong signal,
I found some corrosion between the coupling wires and the mount. How can
I prevent this? R.A., via e-mail
How long will a two-part
epoxy topside paint job usually last? C.F., via e-mail
Another key factor is how well you maintain the finish with regular washdowns. Scrapes, dings, gouges, and any other surface damage should be repaired as soon as possible to prevent moisture infiltration.
Properly maintained and taken care of, a two-part epoxy paint job will last from two to six years. For more detailed information, contact any of the major paint companies such as Interlux (908) 686-1300, www.yachtpaint.com, and Pettit (800) 221-4466, www.kop-coat.com.
How can I troubleshoot
my pressurized water system? T.H., via e-mail
As a general rule, keep the tank full, as this makes it easier for the pump to work.
Need help with a maintenance problem? Write to Maintenance Q & A, Power & Motoryacht, 260 Madison Ave., 8th Fl., New York, NY 10016. Fax: (917) 256-2282. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
This article originally appeared in the November 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.