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Laying Up

A boat wrapped in Tunfcoat ready for the winter layup

A boat wrapped in Tunfcoat ready for the winter layup

Stain remover makes life easier
Laypeople think boats are somehow always clean; owners know otherwise, spending hours keeping them in top condition. 31 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
KiwiGrip anti-slip deck coating can be painted over an existing surface
It’s often difficult to find a durable non-slip deck coating that is effective when painted over an old existing surface. However, KiwiGrip is one treatment said to offer a ‘hard-wearing, grippy surface for all boat deck applications’. 31 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
MasterTug makes moving boats light work
Lack of space is a problem in many boatyards, resulting in the need to move boats around frequently and into tight slots a tractor or hoist can’t negotiate. Most yards are forced to fall back onto manpower to achieve this, often risking accidents or injury to yard staff or damage to the boats in the process. 31 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Saltwater pressure washers could prove useful and economical
Using seawater to pressure wash off a boat’s hull when it’s initially lifted could save a small fortune if a boatyard’s water is metered; this is where Demon’s range of saltwater pressure washers could prove both useful and economical. 31 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Fault-finding in a NMEA instrument network
Many problems that occur within navigation systems are due to incompatibility or incorrect installation and wiring – especially when it comes to NMEA networking. 31 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Owatrol’s Deck Cleaner removes ground-in dirt
Owatrol's Deck Cleaner is sold as a powerful, all-round deck cleaner and teak brightener that removes ground -n and surface dirt while restoring a ‘bright, vibrant look’ to teak decks and handrails. 27 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Bio content in fuel leads to contamination
Fuel contamination is becoming an increasing problem thanks to the ‘bio’ content now being added to marine diesel, writes Duncan Kent. 27 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Solar array with integral MPPT control
A considerable number of fires are started on board winterised boats due to electrical items such as battery chargers and dehumidifiers being left on permanently and many marinas now insist shore power cables are disconnected from boats left unattended for long periods, either afloat or on the hard standing. 27 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Ebac’s RM95 uses a hot gas reverse-cycle system
There are two categories of active dehumidifier on the market – desiccant and compressor. In the former a fan draws air in and passes it through the top half of a slowly rotating wheel containing crystalline desiccant drawing moisture out and drying the air before it is returned. 27 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Opening a window is not an option
Preventing damp and the build-up of moisture can often be remedied by opening a window. However, in unheated spaces such as a boat left vacant for long periods over winter, this is not an option. 18 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
3Si Group adds own brand USCG approved liferafts to its range
The laying up period is an ideal time to check over liferafts, make sure they are serviced and maybe even think about buying a new one. 02 Aug 2016 - Boating Business
Aquamare’s new boilers
Aquamare’s developments include a range of boilers from Post Marine Heating, a company with more than 40-years’ experience in building heating systems and the previous owner of Kabola. 02 Aug 2016 - Boating Business
Safety features incorporated into Zambezi dehumidifier
Meaco has been involved in dehumidifiers since 1991 and has been awarded two Which? Best Buys plus other Best on Test awards over the years. 01 Aug 2016 - Boating Business
Grunt! signs with Norway
It’s as important to clean and protect boats both when they first come out of the water as just before they go in says Chris Gibbons of Grunt! boat cleaner. 01 Aug 2016 - Boating Business
New technologies are evaluated by Mastervolt
Mastervolt is always evaluating new technologies and customer expectations to deliver not only the best value for money, but also performance and reliability. 01 Aug 2016 - Boating Business
Natural materials being used for performance and protection
With sailors becoming ever more environmentally conscious, products containing only natural materials instead of synthetics are being developed to provide high performance and lasting protection. 01 Aug 2016 - Boating Business
Boats should be cleaned and polished before the winter
When preparing boats for the winter layup, it’s worthwhile cleaning and polishing them as soon as they come out of the water. 01 Aug 2016 - Boating Business
Ultramar does what it says on the tin
End users have a better understanding nowadays that if sails and covers are taken care of they will last longer. 01 Aug 2016 - Boating Business
Zephyr develops from the window-cleaning world
The Hurricane Zephyr heater is the latest from International Thermal Research (ITR), sold in the UK by Calcutt Boats. 01 Aug 2016 - Boating Business
New service from Allspars
Allspars is using a new service to ensure rig checks are easily explained to their customers. 01 Aug 2016 - Boating Business