An advantage in using one of the DIY sheds over a traditional dry dock is that paint cures quicker in a lower moisture environment.
There are many opinions as to how often and how much of the hull should be blacked. After seeing the condition of many Narrowboats we recommend blacking every two years. This will ensure that your narrowboats’s hull remains in pristine condition and that corrosion does not take hold reducing the thickness of the bottom plates.
Every ten years it would be beneficial to shot blast the hull before blacking. This is also a service that can be arranged.
Note: Due to the popularity of the DIY sheds we recommend booking well in advance.
For further information contact Mandy at Swanley Bridge Marina on 01270 524571