Efficient, Practical and Easy – that’s how your onboard maintenance should be

On this site you will get practical corrosion tips on how to achieve good effective, practical and easy corrosion maintenance on vessels in service.

All tips are based on experiences gained by sailing on deck as a rating and officer for many years.

Because of the practical and easy approach your crew can do the corrosion onboard – and ensure a long lifespan of the repairs.

Riding crews – 5 points to succeed

Employing a team of voyage painters can be a good solution, to get a vessel back on track with the corrosion maintenance. Most often this is done by embarking semi-skilled labourers, workingRead More...

Duct tape whipping

Duct Tape Whipping The emerging art of whipping rope ends with duct tape or other temporary means put to permanent use. When visitting or joining vessels I often see loose rope endsRead More...

Soap container for easy cleaning

Occasionally I visit vessels that do not use soap in the daily cleaning. It is usually not intended but is just not integrated in the daily work. A very practical solution toRead More...

Why you shouldn’t use a rotating wire brush for paint preparation

In this post I will devote a little time to an often used tool for surface preparation, the rotating wire brush. Wire brushing is used  and misunderstood, as an easy and cheapRead More...

Corrosion maintenance by HP fresh water blasting

Using a high pressure water blaster for corrosion maintenance, is with out any doubt one of the most efficient ways to deal with corrosion onboard. It is a great tool that bothRead More...

Mixing Epoxy the easy way

A practical and easy way to make sure that 2-component paint is mixed in the correct mixing ratio when mixing smaller quantities. One of the worst times I have had at sea,Read More...

Painting Schedule – Structured Onboard Corrosion Maintenance

In this blog post I will go through a step by step "Painting schedule" that if followed  will help the crew to achieve a good quality of work everytime. This will giveRead More...

Coating thickness – Why we need 5 coats of primer

In this post I will explain why it is important to apply sufficient primer in the correct way and what mistakes we tend to do when applying it. One of the biggestRead More...

10 common mistakes when doing corrosion maintenance

10 common mistakes when doing corrosion maintenance Corrosion onboard steel vessels is an in-evitable occurrence that we will have to deal with best possible. This corrosion may appear from multiple reasons butRead More...


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