Technical Marine Service has provided owners with high quality anti-fouling applications for many years, from haul out, removal of old paint, application and handover. Our professional approach at Yacht Marina Marmaris allows owners to be assured of quality and peace of mind.
By applying an anti-fouling paint it will prevent the attachment of fouling organisms, such as barnicles, weeds and slime, to the hull of your boat; a fouled hull can cause serious problems, so prevention is a much better cure.The number of coats that are required depends on the type of anti-foul and general use of your vessel. If sailing/cruising under 20 knots, we would recommend an eroding anti-foul to prevent build up of layers. If cruising over 20 knots, a hard anti-foul would be more suitable, and for racing, an ultra smooth Teflon anti-foul may be the solution.
With a wide range of abrasive material at our disposal and years of experience in this particular field, we can effectively remove all traces of old anti-fouling and leave the surface clean and ready for the application of coatings. We can provide advice based on our experience to help assist you with making the right choice when it comes to choosing your coatings.
Our operatives can ensure that the whole process is completed in the minimum of time and to the best quality. Anything that needs to be done, we can do:
Pressure wash of the hull
Strip back old anti-foul (if necessary)
Removal and replacement of anodes
Anti-foul application (we will recommend the most suitable for the geography, craft and use, and of course colour of your choice)
Boat lines if required
Thruster Tunnel Service
Large vessels usually have one or more tunnel thrusters built into the bow, below the waterline. An impeller in the tunnel can create thrust in either direction that makes the ship turn. Most tunnel thrusters are driven by electric motors, but some are hydraulically powered.
These bow thrusters, also known as tunnel thrusters, may allow the ship to dock without the assistance of tugboats, saving the costs of such service.
Tunnel thrusters increase the vessel's resistance to forward motion through the water, but this can be mitigated through proper fairing aft of the tunnel aperture. Captains should take care to prevent fouling of the tunnel and impeller, either through use of a protective grate or by cleaning. During vessel design, it is important to determine whether tunnel emergence above the water surface is commonplace in heavy seas. Tunnel emergence hurts thruster performance, and may damage the thruster and the hull around it.
As TMS, we desing tunnels and install thrusters. Feel free to keep in touch with us.
Epoxy & GRP Service
Our team is skilled in the handling and application of both polyester and epoxy resins.
Modern boat buildings has capitalized on the endurance and strength of synthetic resins for construction and finish work.
From small repair to laminiations, blisters and hull patching we are confident you will be satisfied with our work.
Feel free to contact with us
Technical Marine Service has provided owners with an additional level of help and confidence with their gelshield applications for many years.
Quick drying, easy to apply, epoxy primer for protection of GRP against osmosis
Provides protection against osmosis in five coats (250 µm)
Useable down to 5°C
Fast drying allows multiple coat application in a single day
High performance, two-component epoxy for application to sound gelcoats to help protect against osmosis
Our operatives can ensure that the whole process is completed in the minimum of time and to the best quality.
Don not hesitiate to contact with us.
Hull Repair Service
As with all work you should expect repairs to your yacht to be reasonably invisible. The secret is understanding how colour works in gel coat. Different depths show different colours, new gel coat must be colour matched at all levels to provide that seamless finish. Whatever the scale of repair we will be happy to provide a detailed estimate and if sought, will make suggestions of any other servicing work that can usefully be undertaken at the same time.
TMS team specialize in fibre-glass repairs, be it doing away with imperfections or dealing with more severe accident damage. Stare into any hull and you will see it has slight colour variations, matching a multi-colour finish is an artform. The main colour matching can normally take just as long if not longer than completing the repair itself, we will always advise the customer if we believe more time will be required.
The quality of materials is also a key to create the ultimate finish once a repair has been completed, ensuring complete customer satisfaction.
Feel free to keep in touch with us.
Keel Repair Service
In sailboats, keels serve two purposes:
As a counterweight to the lateral force of the wind on the sail(s) that causes rolling to the side (heeling).
As an underwater foil, a keel uses the forward motion of the boat to generate lift to counteract the leeward force of the wind. Related foils include centerboards and daggerboards, which do not have the secondary purpose of being a counterweight. As counterweight, a keel increasingly offsets the heeling moment with increasing angle of heel.
Keel repair can be the result many issues such as groundings , keel bolt corrosion, actual lead keel corrosion problems on the surface and internally within the casting. Any of these scenarios can be a safety factor and a possible structural issue that must be addressed as soon as possible.
As TMS, we service all kind of keels. Feel free to contact with us.
Mast Paint Service
The mast of a sailing vessel is a tall spar, or arrangement of spars, erected more or less vertically on the centre-line of a ship or boat.
Its purposes include carrying sails, spars, and derricks, and giving necessary height to a navigation light, look-out position, signal yard, control position, radio aerial or signal lamp.
Masts need to be cleaned regularly. As TMS, we are painting any kind of masts according to wishes of the boat owners.
Feel free to keep in touch with us.
Osmosis will eventually occur in any polyester laminate exposed to moisture unless it is treated from new to prevent water penetration. Modern gel coats are very moisture resistant, however being polyester based they will never resist moisture completely. The only effective long-term solution for preventing osmosis is to apply a moisture barrier coating.
Diagnosis of the “osmotic” condition and the decision as to what level of treatment if any is required and when, is made by considering a number of factors.
The hull gel coat surface is visually examined for signs of blisters or wicking
The liquid content of any blisters is examined and tested
The moisture content of the hull is gauged using a moisture meter
Most solvent free epoxy systems require to be applied and cured in controlled temperature and humidity conditions. For this reason generally applications should be carried out inside a workshop or inside a tent. Our team can ensure that the whole process is completed in the minimum of time and to the best quality. Anything that needs to be done, we can do:
Complete hull investigating
Peeling blister getcoat with "Gelplaner"
Appling by roller, with 4 to 5 coats epoxy-free solvent giving a total application thickness of approx. 1mm
There is nothing quite so beautiful as natural wood varnished to a deep, lusterous, mirror-like finish. This transparent finish highlights everything from the wooden bow of a classic runabout to teak trim on production boats. To keep that glossy finish, it’s important to carefully tend to your wood's surface.
Because varnishes have a transparent finish, they don't have the durability of pigmented finishes. While the sun's rays reflect off the top of a pigmented paint or other wood treatment, they penetrate a clear varnish and then reflect back up again. Consequently, a varnished wood's surface feels the wrath of the sun's rays much more than a painted wood surface.
For that reason, you'll need to apply many more coats of varnish than would be required with paint, and you should consider using one that has UV protection.
For more details, feel free to contact us.