Below is a "BEWARE OF" list of what everyone should look for before moving forward with a Boat Repair or Restoration.
- Uninsured Companies/Individuals.
- Unknown business reputation.
- Unlicensed businesses.
- Repairers that are strictly mobile (no business location).
- Businesses with few years in operation.
- Businesses that do not specialize in boat repair.
- Businesses that only operate seasonally.
ALSO WATCH OUT FOR THE FOLLOWING ISSUES:
- Difficulty in correcting repair or warranty claims/issues.
- Reliability issues (not finishing job).
- Lack of contact information or address (cannot reach a representative).
- Requests for a sizable deposit before work begins.
- Mismatched colors of paint or gel coat.
- Uneven repair surface (lumpy, wavy, distorted).
- Sand Scratches in Paint or Gel Coat Finish
- Improper masking (over-spray).
- Incorrect repair procedures.
- Use of incorrect materials (which may only be evident after repair is completed...possibly after time).
- Substandard or incorrect materials and/or parts.
- Unqualified/poorly trained labor.
- Disregard for environmental rules & regulations.
- Improperly disposes of hazardous materials.
- Non-Compliance with vendor applications.
- Non-Compliance with insurance company/manufacturer standards.
- Disregard for accessories, canvas, fenders and dock lines.
- Disregard for neighbor boats if working outdoors.
When choosing a boat repair facility, be aware of the above listed guidelines that are of importance to you. An unqualified, non-reputable, poor-quality repair company or individual laborer may leave you the following nightmare with a repair or refit: A lumpy surface, with a dull (possibly scratched) finish, color mismatch, or worst of all, an unsafe structure. An unqualified company or individual laborer may charge you more money while in process of the repair without prior consent to beginning the job, or they may leave a job unfinished and in worse condition than before the repairs even started.
Below is a "BEWARE OF" list of what everyone should look for before moving forward with electronics installation.
Exposed, dangling wires
Loose fitting components
Stress cracks around screw holes or other installed equipment
Unqualified electronics technicians
Disregard for boat appearance, aesthetics and installation locations
Uninformed/poorly educated on electronic equipment and equipment output
Uninformed/poorly educated on boat layout (where and how to mount electronics, components and accessories)