Spring Recommission & Refitting

The clocks have changed, the days seem longer, the sun is shining (well, for a lot of us anyway!) and a few boats are beginning to leave their winter moorings in the coming weeks. It is a great time to use boat cleaners and a boat polish to bring back the shine and carry out your boat engine service work before setting sail!

Spring Clean the Outside of Your Boat

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.

Star brite Boat Wash in a Bottle
from £9.95
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Star brite Boat Wash and Wax
Save: £5.73 (23%)
Star brite Marine Polish with PTEF
from £27.95
Save: £16.02 (36%)
3M Perfect-It Gelcoat Light Cutting Compound & Wax - 473ml
from £23.99
Save: £8.75 (27%)
3M Perfect-It Gelcoat Medium Cutting Compound & Wax
from £23.95
Save: £9.12 (28%)
3M Perfect-It Boat Wax - 473ml
from £18.95
Save: £6.90 (27%)
Star brite Liquid Rubbing Compound
from £16.95
Save: £6.73 (28%)
Star brite Premium Cleaner Wax - 950ml
from £15.95
Save: £17.90 (53%)
Fabsil Universal Protector Waterproofing - 5L
Save: £21.89 (36%)
Autosol Marine Boat Wash
Save: £1.14 (7%)
Autosol Boat Rubbing Cleaner
Save: £1.39 (7%)
Autosol Marine Wood & Teak Cleaner
Save: £1.88 (12%)
Autosol Marine Compound
Save: £2.35 (6%)
Autosol Marine Super Gloss Polish
Save: £3.41 (11%)
Autosol Marine Protection Coating
Save: £5.95 (17%)
Autosol Boat Combi Polish
Save: £1.55 (7%)
Autosol Black Streak Remover
Save: £1.06 (7%)

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Boat Antifoul Paint - Choose the right paint

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.

Hempel Underwater Primer - 750ml
from £24.60
Save: £4.06 (14%)
Hempel Classic Antifouling 2.5L
Save: £11.21 (20%)
Hempel Broads Antifoul 2.5L
from £59.95
Save: £17.77 (23%)
International Boatguard 100 Antifoul
from £59.99
Save: £20.21 (25%)
Hempel Cruising Performer Antifoul 2.5L
from £69.95
Save: £28.77 (29%)
Hempel EcoPower Cruise Boat Antifoul 2.5L - True Blue
Save: £13.40 (19%)
Hempel Tiger Xtra Antifoul 2.5L
from £89.95
Save: £41.68 (32%)
International Cruiser 250 Antifoul 3L - Blue
from £89.95
Save: £36.25 (29%)

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Recommission your Boats Engine

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.

Boat Engine Water Pump Impellers

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.

Recommission and Clean your Boats Drinking Water

Over the winter most of us empty the fresh drinking water tanks to prevent the water from freezing and causing problems throughout the pipes. When recommissioning it is a good idea to clean out the tank with water tank cleaner and add or replace the drinking water purification so that the water is fresh and drinkable.

Aqua Clean Tabs
from £6.40
Save: £1.20 (16%)
Elsan Elsil Drinking Water Purifier
Save: £1.00 (11%)
Elsan Fresh Water Tank Clean
Save: £2.00 (17%)
Jabsco Aqua Filta Refill
Save: £3.03 (7%)
Jabsco Aqua Filta
Save: £4.55 (7%)
Puriclean 400g
Save: £0.04
Whale Aquasource Clear Filters
from £33.12
Save: £5.52 (14%)
Inline Water Pump iL200
Save: £3.04 (10%)
Par Max 1.9 Water Pump 25
This product has been discontinued
Whale Inline Booster Water Pump
Save: £4.31 (10%)
Shurflo Aqua King 2 Water Pump - 30psi (12v)
Save: £1.84 (2%)

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Boat Canopy Fittings

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.

Boat Fenders - Get that fresh look

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.

Majoni Starfender 1 45 x 12cm
from £9.99
Save: £0.02
Majoni Starfender 2 58 x 15cm
from £14.95
Save: £0.85 (5%)
Majoni Starfender 3 62 x 21cm
from £18.95
Save: £1.28 (6%)
Anchor Straight Fender 45 x 13cm
from £14.72
Save: £4.66 (24%)
Anchor Straight Fender 55 x 15cm
from £17.50
Save: £6.73 (28%)
Anchor Straight Fender 65 x 20cm
from £24.95
Save: £8.95 (26%)
Anchor Marine Straight Fender 80 x 20cm
from £32.36
Save: £3.23 (9%)
Anchor Ball Fender 33 x 20cm
from £19.50
Save: £1.97 (9%)
Anchor Ball Fenders 40 x 36cm
from £34.95
Save: £4.27 (11%)
Anchor Marine Ball Fender 52 x 40cm
from £47.95
Save: £5.16 (10%)
Anchor Marine Ball Fender 67 x 56cm
from £56.50
Save: £5.64 (9%)
Anchor Marine Low Profile Corner Fenders
from £32.85
Save: £2.68 (8%)
Anchor Marine Corner Fenders
from £27.50
Save: £4.13 (13%)
Anchor Marine Bow Fenders 66 x 43 x 14cm
from £39.95
Save: £4.69 (11%)
Anchor Marine Bow Fenders 48 x 31 x 20cm
from £41.95
Save: £4.93 (11%)
Anchor Blue End Straight Fenders
from £18.80
Save: £2.10 (10%)
Anchor Marine Fender Cleaner
Save: £6.34 (27%)
Fender Flutes
Save: £6.68 (32%)

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Boat Mooring Ropes

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.

Boat Deck Painting

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!

Hempel Non-Slip Deck Coating
from £25.50
Save: £2.62 (9%)
International Interdeck - White
from £29.95
Save: £5.11 (15%)
Hempel Multicoat
from £22.50
Save: £3.53 (14%)
Hempel Anti-Slip Additive
Save: £1.11 (14%)

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Anti-Slip Floor Covering

Anti-slip floor covering can be used on boat decks and in cockpit areas to improve safety onboard and can leave an attractive finish. Select from smaller, self-adhesive, grip pads to larger sheets that can be cut to fit different layouts, or, cleaners and colour restorers can help with repairs to existing anti-slip flooring.

Boat Seating & Cushions

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.

Freeman Navigator Seats
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Freeman Large Helmsman Seats
Save: £15.00 (4%)
Adjustable Seat Pedestal - 43-64cm
Save: £27.24 (15%)

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Spring Clean the Inside of Your Boat

A boat interior clean and freshen up could be exactly what is in order. With a mild, and actually quite warm winter the boats have become a little damp inside so may need some sprucing up! Boat vinyl seat shampoo and interior shampoo along with marine mildew stain remover can help brighten your boat ready for the spring.

Star brite Vinyl Polish & Restorer
Save: £8.23 (29%)
Star brite Vinyl-Brite Vinyl Protector
Save: £6.97 (24%)
Autosol Marine Glass Polish
Save: £1.88 (12%)
August Race Fresh!
Save: £6.00 (25%)
Ecoworks Marine Eco Washroom & Head Cleaner
Save: £2.50 (17%)
Dometic Sanitation & Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Save: £8.71 (54%)
Jabsco Toilet Fresh Clean & Condition
Save: £0.55 (5%)

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Boat Cleaning Tools

When cleaning a boat it is important to use all the correct equipment and tools. From clean cotton cloths to water fed cleaning brushes, classic boat deck mops to wet and dry sand paper and boat brush kits for all your boat cleaning requirements.

Boat Battery Maintenance

Looking after your boat batteries during the winter months is essential. Batteries do not like sitting idle, they require activity to keep them at their prime. If not managed well enough batteries will almost certainly degrade, if not fail completely, when simply left, possibly resulting in new battery banks next season.