Things may be a little different to usual at the moment but here at Sheridan Marine we are pleased to say that we are currently operating as usual for shopping at store, online, and telephone orders and we are still able to deliver to you and offer a Covid-safe 'Contact-free' Click & Collect collection point for pre-orders. For the latest operational information please visit our Coronavirus Update page.
If you are staying at home at the moment you could use this time to explore many of our digital resources including the Freeman Cruiser website, our popular Projects & Solutions parts catalogue, our Freeman Cruiser Projects & Solutions Mini Guides. Perhaps take a look at our stocked brands too and learn about their histories and get familiar with their offerings and love for boating!
We thank you for your continual support and wish you all the very best from the team at Sheridan Marine and we look forward to welcoming you all back when you are ready. Meanwhile why not browse our offerings and prepare early by haveing us send you what you need when you can tend to you boat prior to launch.
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.
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.
After a seasons work splashing through the waves your boats hull maybe quite dirty. Below the waterline you may find mussels, algae and other foreign matter and above the waterline calcium and black streaks may have built up. Here are a few effective boat bottom cleaners which can help to clean such marks off.
Painting a boats deck is a very fulfilling job to achieve at the beginning of the season. Once completed, the results of a finished deck paint are very pleasing and you can really see what you have achieved. Degrease the area, masking tape the borders and apply Deck Paint with anti-slip granules; then simply admire!
Many cleaning products that we use on boats can also be used for home cleaning too, many of our cleaners are environmentally friendly too!
Now that the boat has survived the winter months it's time to recommission the engine so that you can enjoy the Spring and Summer sun. Cleaning, renewing or replacing serviceable engine parts is a good way to start. Boat engine spark plugs, fan belts, oil filters, contact sets and oil are all available for a comprehensive recommission.
An engine service is a regular maintenance task. Checking, repairing and replacing items that have perished is an important project. From replacing water pump impellers, seals and 'O' rings to changing the engine oil, spark plugs and contact set to replacing engine gaskets and installing new core plugs and drain taps.
It is important to make sure that your boats engine water pump is running correctly and smoothly so that the water can cool the engine down effectively. Replacing the boat engine water pump impeller regularly and keeping a spare on board can go some way to keeping you moving on the water. Replacing seals, gaskets, o-rings and grease we all help keep the water pump running smoothly.
Keep on top of those home DIY renovations or repairs with a wide seletion of painting accessories, glues, tapes and batteries.
One of the beauties of boating these days is that almost all home comforts can be installed on your boat with a little work and inspiration, including everything you may need for a very modern boat toilet cloakroom. Everything from environmentally friendly toilet chemicals, boat sized mini toilet brush and toilet roll holders, to rapidly dissolving toilet paper and toilet servicing kits help keep everything flowing in the right direction!
Extend your season afloat this year by installing a Propex HS2000 boat gas heater. The Propex HS2000E heater runs on either gas or shore power for greater convenience and is available for up to three heating outlets. Additional Propex spares are also available from heater ducting, heater vents and heater flues.
Boat canopy hood repair and maintenance is an essential job at this time of the year. The canopy bars will have had some use by now so check that everything is in order for the winter; the canopy still has to work during the autumn months too! Everything from boat canopy clips, canopy pegs, hood slide kits and the latest split jaw canopy clamps are available to help repai or improve boat hood configurations.
With so many boats likely to be on the waterways this season make sure you are prepared and looking smart with a set of new boat fenders.
Ensure you have safe, clean mooring ropes during the year so they work safely. Pre-spliced mooring ropes are very popular as they can be used straight out of the bag; but for long mooring ropes it is a good idea to buy boat rope by the metre.
Most people have heard of British Seagull®. Whether you grew up with one, have inherited your parents, or have recently got into boating and started tinkering with one. British Seagull is synonymous with British marine heritage. This classic outboard is a staple still today. With a hugh following around the world we still concentrate on manufacturing the spare parts to keep the British flag flying.
So why not go into your garage or shed and uncover that classic motor that has been lying in wait for a rainy day and see if you can get it going again! We would love to see how you get on too, and look forward to seeing as many as we can roaring back into life!
Sitting comfortably on board your boat is of the upmost importance! If the captain is not happy the ship is not a happy environment. Choose from a selection of boat captain seats, boat navigator seats, boat seat pedestal frames and economic boat helm seat to exquisitely crafted hand made British boat helm seats.