Tips & Advice

Engine Cooling System Maintenance – Checking the Anodes in your diesel’s cooling system

14th November 2019

If you have a diesel engine in your boat it is most likely kept cool by a closed cooling system integrated with a sea water circulated through a heat exchanger (or exchangers). This setup requires the same maintenance that is required for any vehicle cooling system, (fresh clean water and suitable antifreeze additive), as well […]

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BAY OF ISLANDS ANCHORAGES – Here’s our top five

30th July 2019

OKE BAY Oke Bay is our favourite bay to drop anchor. There is a sandy beach and the bay has a good depth of water with a sandy bottom, good holding and there’s usually lots of room. Good meeting place on a hot summer day. There is good shelter in most conditions, but there can […]

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ANTIFOULING – Everything you’ve ever wanted to know, and things you didn’t know you wanted to know

2nd May 2019

Fouling, or more accurately ‘biofouling’, is the build-up of plant and animal life that occurs on all submerged structures, from rocks to oil-rigs – and of course, boat hulls. These are generally split up into two subdivisions; microfouling and macrofouling. Microfouling is made up of microscopic bio-organisms, such as slime, bacteria and other small algal […]

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GRUNT’s Amazing Cleaning & Polishing Products

2nd April 2019

Dave had a bit of a project restoring his Cat (Polyester Fibreglass boat with gelcoat finish) to its former glory.

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