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From restoration to renovation, here you will find tips and advice on all things marine.
Our marine posts will have something interesting and inspiring for everyone.

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Boat engine

As the weather gets colder and you inevitably get out on the water less often, it’s worth preparing your boat engine if it’s going to stand idle in long term storage. For some, dealing with your boat engine can seem a little bit daunting and so you may try to do as little as possible […]

Deks Olje D1 and D2 on a yacht

There are different types of boat varnish on the market and it can be confusing as to which one you should use. Our handy guide will break everything down and help you choose the right varnish for you. Why should I varnish my wood? The short answer is to protect it from being subjected to […]

Owatrol Oil used on metal fence - ©Adfields

To protect metal from rust you may think is a difficult or daunting task. However, it can be very quick, easy and affordable when you use products from Owatrol. We have a wide range of metal protective oils and finishes for a variety of uses. Owatrol Oil Owatrol Oil is a versatile, highly penetrating rust […]

Boat show exhibition

Today we are going to be looking at our top 10 marine and boat shows for 2020. With so many up and down the country, it can be a little daunting to know which event is right for you. So, here are our favourites that we recommend for 2020. January 3rd – 12th: Houston International […]

Boats covered and stored in water

Winter boat storage tips

Posted on in Marine

The colder months mean it is that time of year again when boats need to be pulled from the water to be safely stored over Winter. But how and where should you store your boat? There are a variety of ways and places you can do so, each with their pros and cons. Boat storage […]

Yacht on the sea

Yacht maintenance checklist

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If you own a yacht, we’re sure you are aware of how much they cost! Maintaining your boat is not only a good idea for safety purposes, but it will also increase the boat’s longevity. There is a wide variety of things you can do to make sure your boat stays in tip-top condition. Some […]

Fishing boat at sea

In the event of something bad happening to your boat you will want to be sure you are safely covered. Boat insurance isn’t actually a legal requirement in most states. However, this doesn’t mean it is not worth having. When investing thousands of dollars into something like a boat, it is generally recommended to insure it. […]

sailor looking out to sea

Do you know your pushpit from your pulpit and your aft from your auxiliary? If you don’t want to be left high and dry, it’s important to know all of the sailing terms before you set sail on the open seas. Sailing jargon, which is packed with technical terms, can seem intimidating at the start. […]

Boat on the sea

Spring is now officially here, so now you can finally get your boat Summer ready! The time has come to de-winterise your boat and get ready to go cruising around the water again. We know this is a task every boat owner wants to get on with, but do you know how to get your […]

boat on the sea

Some may find it very daunting when you need to downsize from a house to a boat. However, it can be easier than you think! Today we are going to share some of our top tips to help you. Start early This is a great way to make sure you don’t make any rash decisions. […]