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Getting ready to boat? Household staff might help

If you own a boat as well as a big house, you know that you have different concerns at different times throughout the year. The summer can be a great time for boat owners to start taking to the water. However, busy residents don't always have the time to do all the necessary tasks to keep things shipshape. This is where estate managers might be able to lend a hand, especially in the Newport area.

Your staff will likely go about things differently depending on the kind of boat you have. A sailboat a require a fine brush for all of the difficult dirt, as a 2013 article from Sailing Magazine said. While belowdecks may be similar to household cleaning, the source did note that cleaning the hull will be the biggest job. It recommended working through the process in steps, starting with a wash and then cleaning, polishing and waxing.

This can be time-consuming work, so you may need workers who can commit to the whole process, while also paying attention to the boat's materials. Some cleaners can be abrasive, so your manager needs to make sure the sails, paint and other delicate parts are all kept in good condition.

Yacht owners also need the same specificity, albeit on a larger scale. The American Boating Association recommends environmentally friendly soap and fresh water to clean saltwater boats. Cleaning a larger boat requires more hands to get the job done, from the initial wash to the focus on details, like any high-quality wood or glass. A mix of water and vinegar may be enough for the latter, and could also be less harsh than other cleaning agents.

Fill estate management positions soon with qualified individuals, and you won't have to worry about coordinating these time-consuming tasks.