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Know what
you will
charge to
repair hidden
damage.

Determine whether any sections are
bolted to the floor.

The L-shaped construction of a sofa seat and back combo on newer
vessels with hydraulic hinge access to sections requires extra time for
removal, installation and upholstering.

Transporting projects
to the boat
To allow your team to focus on
fabrication and installation (and to
prevent your project from falling
into the water or your team from
getting lost along the way), have
professionals transport salon and
stateroom items whenever possible.
* Use an experienced, insured and
reliable transportation company.
* Keep all transport insurance,
license and vehicle information
easily accessible to forward to a
marina and ensure a timely entry.
* Verify trucks are clean and
free of anything that could soil
or damage your project.
* Make sure the transportation service
asks for permission before moving
anything that could be a liability.
* Wrap all goods carefully for
transport. Ask clients if they
would like the wrappings left
in place after installation.
* Confirm that the transportation
company and any subcontractors
leave all areas clean.

* If you do transport items yourself,
make sure all components get into the
vehicle. We once traveled more than
an hour to a jobsite and then realized
the cushion was back at our shop!
Do a postmortem ASAP
Our last piece of advice is to always do
a postmortem review with your team
immediately after the job is completed.
Review what worked, what didn't
work and what you should have done
differently. This will keep things fresh
in your mind and make these lessons
easier to apply to the next project.

Consider any
unforeseen
obstacles you
might encounter
on the job.

Terri Madden (LegendTerri) and Alayna Wool (Ms.
Alaynious) are a mother/daughter team who
co-own Sand Sea & Air Interiors Inc. in sunny San
Juan, Puerto Rico. www.sandseaair.com

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