An important project for boats out of the water is the routine re-antifouling. Antifouling helps protect the bottom of your boat from the build-up of unwanted matter, algae, and mussels that can be obtained from a season afloat. Launching with fresh boat antifoul paint and waterline paint gives the hull a fresh layer of self-eroding protection.
Let's start the big Spring clean! With your boat having been winterised for a while its time to get the boat wash, boat polish, and boat canopy cleaner out to brighten up the outside of your boat ready for the season ahead.
Preparing your boat for re-painting the antifouling in the Spring is a vital exercise before you begin applying the paint. Make sure the surfaces are cleaned, masked up, and that you have all the equipment necessary to complete the job.
Anodes are designed to help guard against corrosion of underwater gear such as, propellers, shafts and rudders which are vital to the vessel. It is important to check that an anode is in good working order and free from paint or other coverings. A regular anode change could prevent unnecessary and expensive repairs.
For over 50 years Sheridan Marine has been supplying quality boat parts, boat engine spares, boat safety equipment and much more to customers in the UK and around the world. From our established River Thames Boat Shop you can explore over 10,000 products in our traditional boat chandlery in South Oxfordshire where we aim to provide a fast and efficient service for all your boating needs.
At Sheridan Marine in Moulsford we have an extensive River Thames boat chandlery shop, boatyard facilities and workshop situated right on the river bank where you can visit by boat or car; we can also ship boat parts directly to you in the UK and abroad. As well as these services we manufacture and supply the spare parts for Freeman Cruisers, WaterMota Petrol Engines, J-Type Marine Gearboxes and British Seagull Outboard Engines.
We are always on hand to provide friendly and helpful guidance on river boat products and our technical team strive to help you enjoy your boat. So whether you are looking to repair or renovate your boat our extensive website and parts catalogue, Projects & Solutions, should help inspire you to enjoy all aspects of boating!
Should you require any assitance, or have feedback please feel free to contact us, we are always happy to help.