Shrink Wrapping Process
Additional information to protect the boat from winterization
First the boat is prepared to accept a supporting structure which is made with support poles and strapping lines tied bow-to-stern and port-to-starboard. This gives the plastic a skeleton to lie on and to keep the plastic off different parts of the boat. Multiple support lines are carefully suspended from the deck of the boat and support a belly line that runs 360 degrees around the boat's hull. Once this structure is complete, a single piece of plastic is cut and draped over the boat and secured to the belly line. The plastic must then be sealed and heat welded together to create a snug fit around the top and sides of the boat.
The plastic then gets tied down tight and completely heated to make it shrink to the skeleton and the boat. The final step is to ventilate the boat and fine-tune the wrap such as taping up any holes. Here are a few things that our shrink wrappers do different from our competitors. We will take down anything additional that we need to in order to protect the boat before we build our support structure. We try to cover as much of the boat as we can. In most cases this means down below the water line and below any exposed stripes. We use extra protective tape to tape all seams and folds to ensure your boat stays tight and strong all winter long. Ventilation is a must and every boat must be vented to allow fresh air into the boat.