We will automatically wash your vessel in the designated area unless you instruct us not to. Even though the pressure is around 3000psi and 0.5 litres /sec, it may not remove barnacles or hard coral. You will be charged a wash fee.
The cleaning of aluminium vessels with hydrofluoric acid is restricted to Government licensed operators. Permission must be sought from the Operations Manager prior to commencement. It is illegal to use aluminium cleaners in the yard. Sanding and Grinding Sanding and grinding may spread dust over a wide area. To avoid costly cleanups of other boats and cars, use screening, be cautious on windy days, or stop work. Grinding steel boats is banned outside of sheds.
Sanding and Grinding
Sanding and grinding may spread dust over a wide area, therefore only wet sanding of boats is permitted. To avoid costly cleanups of other vessels, do not grind steel on the hardstand. All grinding must be in a shed. Remember, you are liable for any damage to other cars and boats, even outside the fence.
Approval of the Works Area Foreman is required prior to any spray painting. Full repaint of vessels or any spray painting work is only to be done in the work sheds.
Airless spraying of anti-foul can be done outside but at least three mobile screens must be used. Overspray from painting can travel long distances, even out of the yard, so to avoid having to pay for damage to other vessels and cars, use the spray screens and only paint when the wind conditions are at acceptable levels, i.e. less than 15 km/hr. Painting contractors are liable for any damage that occurs to the property of third parties. Waste from airless spray guns shall be confined to contractors own containers and is not to be over-sprayed on bins, vessel cradles, walls, or similar. Signs are to be clearly displayed when conducting any spray painting operations – signs to read “Caution – Spray Painting In Progress”.
All sandblasting is to be done by qualified persons using equipment and materials that conform with the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 and relevant Australian Standards. All blasting must be carried out in the designated work shed. Sandblasting on the hard is not permitted. Wet blasting only.