Whether your boat has always been devoid of a head, or for whatever reason your existing waste system isn’t up to snuff, you might be thinking about buying and installing a new one. You'll want a system that’s easy to use, reliable, and meets all modern legislation with regard to waste management. If this is what you're after then you’re in the right place. This … [Read more...]
Why Are My Boat’s Window Frames Flaking?
There’s nothing worse than pulling the tarp of your boat in preparation for the summer only to find that it’s looking a little more tired than the year before, despite your best efforts in the maintenance department. Sometimes this is easily resolved with a quick blast of a pressure washer or even a quick lick of paint. There are times, however, when the best course of … [Read more...]
Do I Need to Fit an Electric Bilge Pump to My Boat?
In all my years as a marine engineer I have, almost as a matter of course, specified that both manual and electric bilge pumps be used in any design that will likely see water enter the bilge from time to time. Sometimes this also extends to the freeboard deck if water can become trapped above the waterline, for instance in the case of a well deck. Having said that, most of … [Read more...]
Should I Use a Foam or Wool Pad For Buffing my Boat?
Owning a boat is much a matter of pride as it is a great way to spend time, so it’s no wonder people like to keep their boats looking pristine. In the world of boat detailing, with fibreglass hulls in particular, buffing and polishing is the final piece of the puzzle following any remedial work to deep scratches or dents. If you don’t buff correctly however, your other hard … [Read more...]
Preventing Your Boat Battery From Draining Over Winter
By far the most common problem with lead acid batteries is losing charge over time. It might not sound like a problem if the battery becomes discharged - after all you just recharge it again right? Unfortunately this isn’t the case, and the key to owning a battery that lasts is making sure its charge doesn’t drop too low, whilst at the same time making sure you don’t over … [Read more...]