DIY Maintenance, repairs and improvements
Last updated 14th August, 2017
In order to keep costs to a minimum, most maintenance and repair work needs to be undertaken by Club members and a basic tool kit with obvious consumables will be kept on board.
Clearly it is important that no-one attempts tasks that are beyond their experience and ability as serious and expensive damage could be caused. However, there is a wide range of tasks that involve little or no specialist knowledge and a further range of straightforward DIY tasks that could easily be learned by an enthusiastic member.
Some examples of work that can be done by Club members, either during their allocated time on board or at 'Work Parties' are:
Exterior paintwork (cleaning/polishing, preparation & retouching)
Interior woodwork maintenance, sanding & varnishing
Curtains & covers - making & repairing
'Spring' & 'deep' cleaning, including carpets
Laundering of bedding & soft furnishings
Woodwork repairs & improvements
Cleaning engine compartment & self draining channels
Engine servicing (oil & filter changes, refilling stern tube greaser, battery checks & topping up etc.)
Wolverley DIY Jobs
These lists show the jobs that have been completed by owners, and those that were contracted out.
The following jobs have been completed by members:
The following jobs have been completed by Pennine Cruisers as they were outside our expertise and/or availability: