got to pay for this boat's upgrades!
Dear CSH Yachtsmen,
I wanted to keep my clients appraised of the work being completed with photos and descriptions.
My feeling was that if I could demonstrate my work habits, professionalism, and timeliness to new clients, my business would grow and thrive.
The blog that follows includes detailed descriptions of the work completed on your vessel in Cold Spring Harbor.
Please take the time to comment on the posts referencing your vessel if you could.
Clean Marine Yacht Services
Clean Marine rests on Willis creek docks.
here she sleeps till spring
Down to 5 boats combined with the loss of base of operation and a stolen dink engine ... merits closing down CMYS at CSHBC
My favorite bottom to clean
My last cleaning of the season was cygnus' bottom
A fine sail barter arrangement.
My good friend Sean who owns a 35 beneteau asked me to assist as captai/crew aboard his vessel ONE DAY to accompany him to CT on a small Charter.
From Bath Club to Greenwich CT took about 1.25 hours in calm winds with a smooth sound.
We made it back to mooring in CSH by 10 PM and was compensated generously.
At the helm
Off Greenwich Point on chartplotter
Our Motley crew...
nicest vessel in the CSHBC fleet
off laurel hallow
knocking out FDS in warm keys waters on dec 2014 visit
with a unique rubrail, trim tabs, and swim platform, Trudy takes some effort to bottom service
overboard discharge outlets all clean
Hard to get at but still looking good
After bottom cleaning Trudy and Arcturus, i swam round velella's waterline with FSR fiberglass cleaner with good results
End of workday on velella
thanks to CMYS ... Velella has seen numerous upgrades and improvements
varnish touch up begins with 3m silver tape, greenie scuff pads, acetone wipe ... and 3 coats of epifanes gloss with 5 percent thinner
The Dyer Dhow, Bariki, has been a godsend this season.
loaded down with brushes, scrapers, dive gear, and yours truly, she motors over to the beach club twice a month to service the fleet
Attached to skip jack with reg hose over the side
Loaded down with tank, reg, dive gear, and fuel can
powered by a honda 2 hp four stroke , Bariki moves like a champ. brushes a plenty
Getting it done CMYS style.
Regular maintenance and bottom cleanings has been a standard at Clean marine this summer. My 12 vessels at the beach club are serviced bi-monthly.
Waterline is addressed, props, struts, shafts, keels, rudder, and bottom receive thorough cleanings and the results are apparent.
Waterline is white and shining.
FSR stain remover does the trick on Zest's boot stripe.
Skipjack is a true daysailor and a breeze to clean with no exposed running gear
Transducer for Speedo on Osprey looks nearly new after cleaning
Feathering prop on Zest cleans up nicely.
If you look carefully enough, you will see that I'm smiling as I bring back a mirror like finish to Velella's transomRead More
This is back in 2011 when I first purchased Velella. The finish on her topsides was so far gone, that a swipe of a hand pulled off a chalky white residue. After some Aqua Buff 2000 cut with some Meguirras oxidation remover and cleaner wax, the finish came back like new.Read More
in the marine field, you can never have enough equipment, supplies, tools, and parts on hand. At CSHBC, all the boats we service are on moorings and only accessible by launch. As a result, better to bring everything, than to be looking for a marine fastner or drill bit thats back ashore in the trunk of your service vehicle!
Boat bag with everything possible. plastic storage bins with parts, stainless hardware, and drill bits are a big plus as well.
at 0630 hours this am, i boarded whimsey at the CSHBC via a ride on the launch to replace a defective battery selector switch.
steps involved included....
one. remove terminal leads from main batts
two. label/color code all wires on switch with electrical tape
three. remove all wiring and reattach to new switch per color code
four. remount switch and bundle all wires
five. replace mains (red/hot) to battery terminals.
six. cross your fingers and test new switch
All good on this install at 1.3 hours labor at 75/ hour plus parts.
all wires are taped with colored electrical tape
terminals are color coded as well to match wiring
all leads properly attached
new switch installation complete
The best part of Clean Marine Yacht Services is that the owner of the company is also a boat owner. Velella (pictured) is a 1977 Cape Dory 25 footer that has been maintained in ship shape and Bristol fashion.
In addition, Adam, has been a licensed USCG 100 ton sail endorsed captain since 1995.
"Owning a boat has been a lifelong passion of mine and Velella is one of two boats I currently own. When one owns a boat, it allows understanding of the needs of the boating consumer. With this understanding, CMYS is the choice in the marine service industry."
- Adam Waywell, Clean Marine owner/staff
Velella rests on her mooring on the edge of Cold Spring Harbor in Laurel Hallow.
A fully restored 31 foot Bertram moored just off the CSHBC.
Each spring and fall, Wawepex undergoes a full detail including compound/wax from stem to stern.
The commitment to maintain this Bertram's finish is a testament to the dedication of the detail company hired by the owner.
That marine service company is Clean Marine Yacht Services
gold flecked lettering on transom and teak swim platform
Safely operated and secured to the dock with bow, bow spring, and cross tied stern line plus properly secured fenders is all standard at Clean Marine.
A final wash down to remove the contributions of local water fowl and residue remaining from compound/wax.
Moored at CSHBC, this 40 plus footer is looked after by Pete Hopkinson of Clean Marine Yacht Services.
After being dropped aboard via boathouse Al on the launch, Pete spent 2 plus hours undoing the damage of a couple of birds managed to leave behind in only a few minutes.
Mess cleaned up quickly and timely. Thanks to Pete for getting it done.
Last minute look over to ensure Nocturne is good to go.
With bucket and backpack, Pete readies to board the launch , captained by the blog author, Adam.
Dorade Vents polished and like new
Cockpit area and all decks cleaned and detailed.
The goal of this blog is to keep the customer base as well as future clientele aware of the ongoing commitment to excellence in service, timely response, and consistency.
My hope is that Clean Marine becomes the primary choice for service in the marine needs of the Cold Spring Harbor Yachtsman.
Lead by example. I care for each of my clients vessels as if they were my own, Velella.