Useful Hints, Tips & Guides

Useful Hints, Tips & Guides (2)

Saturday, 07 February 2015 08:54

A Definitive Guide To Antifouling

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  A Definitive Guide To Antifouling By Mike Coates & Storrar Marine Chandlery (Reproduced with permission) Cleaning: Make sure your hull is clean and ALL traces of grease and marine growth have been removed, if necessary wash the hull with a detergent or a degreaser so as to remove any contaminants. If you have any stubborn remnants of barnacles – or the white calcium deposit left after pressure washing they can be easily removed using Boat Bottom Cleaner however make sure you wear gloves and eye protection when using this product as it is quite aggressive. Preparation: Lightly abrade the…
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:00

Laying up for Winter - Top Tips

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Laying Up For Winter Reproduced with permission from Storrar Marine - Read on for top tips and advice on jobs for the winter. If you are going to use your boat during the winter months not ALL of the following will apply, however moisture and the danger of very low temperatures can and do cause problems If you are not using your boat... Sails, Canvas and Furlers If it’s a yacht we suggest that your remove ALL sails if you have already stopped sailing. You would be surprised at the number of furling head sails we get in for washing…