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Plan ahead and order supplies during boat shrink wrapping

Shrink wrapping is a great way to protect your boat outdoors in the winter, but commercial shrink wrapping is very expensive. You can do it yourself for less than a fifth of the cost of most commercial shrink wrapping after the purchase of the heat gun which you can share with others and amortize over years of use. Get an early start to measure your boat and order supplies. The first time you shrink wrap your boat, you need to plan carefully.

First, you need a frame or support of some sort so that the wrap forms a tent over the boat to allow rain and snow to run off. You don't want it to pool, freeze, and eventually tear through the wrapping.

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On many small to medium sailboats, positioning the mast horizontally above the deck makes a perfect tent structure. Shrink wrap is produced in a wide variety of size and thickness depending on the needed application

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Amount of durability and duration of exposure to different elements.Before ordering supplies, determine the width of shrink wrap film you need. (Rolls come in variable widths from 12 to 24 feet or more.

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At the widest section of the boat, measure from the highest part of the tent frame down, over lifelines or railings, to at least a foot down the hull below the toenail or gunwale. Double this measurement for the full width you'll need.

Boat shrink wrap Added protection this winter


Shrink wrap your boat this winter for added protection from the elements and start next season with peace of mind. Shrink wrapping your boat will also provide the some of the benefits. They are keeps it clean and ready for next time you need it, protect teak decks and gel coat, provides access for maintenance, ventilation to reduce mildew, minimizes depreciation, saves you time, effort and money, Extra security and no more seagull droppings to contend with. Shrink wrap is produced in a wide variety of size and thickness. The amount of durability and duration of exposure to different elements shrink wrapping finished goods to ensure that your customers accept your product in good condition. The method of shrink wrapping uses heavy duty white plastic film to cover a boat which is then heat shrunk using a hand held hot air gun to create a tight fitting and molded covering that does not flap or chafe the boat.

Boat shrink wrap Experience, Technology and reliability

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We are a completely mobile Shrink Wrap operation. We will come to your house or business to Shrink Wrap your boat, mobile home, or machinery. We have done Shrink Wrapping on boats as small as a wave runner or as large as a 50’ Hustler power boat. We only use the highest quality of Shrink Wrap,

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Our competitors may use thinner material and the wrong zone color, and we refuse to cut corners to boost our profit margin. We use multiple supports to assure strength for the occasional massive heavy snow. Multiple vents are always a must to prevent mold from occurring during sunny winter months.

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We will also come back to repair a shrink wrap in case of failure. No one warranties their workmanship like us and we are proud of that. No company on the chain has wrapped more boats. That is a fact. We were the first to wrap boats in the Chain O Lakes area. We started wrapping boats in 1986, we have wrapped well over thousands of boats since then.

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    Order apparatus and supplies in boat shrink wrapping

    Shrink wrap heat gun and propane hose. Propane tank with regulator you can use the one from a standard outdoors BBQ grill. Shrink film wide enough for the boat comes in rolls of variable width and length. Shrink tape it comes in rolls of variable width and 4 inch is good for beginners. Strapping you can use inexpensive clothesline cord but woven cord shrink wrap strapping is cheaper over time. Box cutter will do knife. Heavy gloves not rubber or plastic and fire extinguisher for case. Shrink wrap supplies may be available at local stores, but you will likely find materials much less expensively at online.

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    Boat Shrink wraps protection in winter seasons

    When many boaters winterize their boat, they shrink wrap their vessel to get that strong layer of protection. When shrink wrapping your boat is like adding a layer of armor to your boats protection. The winter can be harmful to the outside of your boat if not protected. Shrink wrapping your boat adds an extra layer of protection to keep moisture, pests and damaging winds away from your boats interior and exterior. The benefit of protecting boats during delivery or storage is instantly obvious. Shrink wrapping your boat is like adding a layer of armor to your boat's protection. The winter can be harmful to the outside of your boat if not protected.

If you have any clarifications about our boat shrink wrapper you can contact us on phone or consult the online experts in our company. Call us on 630-543-3794 to gather more information.