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Spring spruce-up

2016 March 1

Whether your boat has enjoyed a winter off or it’s time to take on some annual chores, our guide to fitting out will make sure your boat is ready for a great year of sailing

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Get your bottom in shape

Assess the state of your boat’s bottom while it’s out of the water. Perhaps everything is looking good and all it needs is a good cleaning and a little burnishing. But if it has been a few years since you’ve repainted, talk to the boatyard about your options. Bottom care is perhaps the least fun maintenance on a boat, but it’s important to stay on top of it, not just for performance, but also because a neglected bottom can lead to serious trouble down the line.

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