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How to clean your waterline in between slips


'Cleaning the waterline - the best method'    .

To properly clean a waterline, boat owners must know what type of bottom paint they have. This is important so the paint isn't removed or damaged while taking care of the waterline. Here, Shurhold offers the tips and tools to clean this important area.

Those looking to work from the boat or dock will need a bucket filled with properly mixed boat soap, an extension handle with a soft brush, medium brush, curved adapter and light-duty Swivel Scrubber. Also, since the boat is in the water, owners shouldn't work with any harsh chemicals that may hurt the environment.

Owners should clean a small section at a time. They should start by rinsing the area to soften and loosen the scum with the pressure from the hose. When they begin to scrub they'll want to start with the softest tool and only move up to harder tools as needed.

Also, there's a curved adapter you can get (yes, from Shurhold) that will help reach those odd angles from both the dock or the boat.

When working with a very soft ablative paint, owners should only use a soft brush and be careful to not smear it. They should only brush along the scum line above the paint from side to side or use one directional strokes down. Pulling up could bring soft paint onto the clean hull sides.

Many boat owners also find the best way to clean the waterline is from a small work raft, kayak or dinghy and doing it up close by hand. In this situation, the best things to use are a spray bottle filled with properly mixed boat soap, soft brush, light-duty scrub pad, sponge (a Magic Eraser does the job very well) and suction cleat.

The suction cleat is key because it gives you something on the hull to hold on to while you scrub and prevents you from pushing the boat away.

As before, you'll want to work a small section at a time and spray it with the boat soap. Then, you can work that area in a horizontal scrubbing motion to loosen and get rid of the scum. Tougher areas that leave some staining are then easy to address with a melamine sponge like the Magic Eraser. Using this same motion with the sponge, you will find that the staining and scum come right off.

Nothing looks worse than a boat cruising around with a dirty scum line. Regularly cleaning the waterline with nothing more than a soft brush once a week can keep the hull looking good with little to no effort.

Watch a helpful video from Shurhold here:



About Shurhold:
Dedicated to educating boat owners, Shurhold provides key tips for boat value preservation at www.shurhold.com. Shurhold manufactures specialty care items and accessories to clean, polish and detail.


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Megayacht/Crew Inquiries
Dean Dutoit
National Marine Suppliers
2800 SW 2nd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33315 USA
Ph: + 954 764 0975
Fax: + 954 764 1073
rbowers@natlmarine.com
www.natlmarine.com

Australia
David Wood
Bob Littler Agencies
45 Aquarium Ave.
Hemmant, QLD 4174
Ph: +617 3907 5500
Fax: +617 3907 5599
David.wood@bla.com.au

Geoff Majer
Major Yacht Services
Level 1. 128 Terry St. Rozelle NSW 2039
Ph: + 61 2 9810 7200
Fax: + 61 2 9810 0144
info@mysaust.com
www.mysaust.com

Bahamas
Harbourside Marine Limited
119 Mackey St
PO Box N-4867
Nassau
Ph: + 242 393 3461
Fax: + 242 394 7659
yamaha1@coralwave.com

Lightbourne Marine
PO Box N-4894
Nassau
Ph: + 242 393 5285
Fax: + 242 393 6236

Barbados
Paul Croney
Carter's Fisherman's Corner
PO Box 2
Bridgetown
Ph: +246 436 6049
Fax: + 246 431 0799
fishermans@carters.bb

Belgium
Guy Julemont
Rue Jean Simon, 10
Pepinster 4860
Ph: +328 746 1711
Fax: +328 746 1711
guy@julemont.bd

Bermuda
Bill Bucci
Pearman Watlington & Co
37 Serpentine Rd.
Hamilton, HM 09
Ph: + 441 295 3535
Fax: + 441 292 4489
bbucci@pwmarine.bm
Cayman Islands
Jonathan Cuff
Harbour House Marina
Marina Dr. PO Box 10550
Grand Cayman, BWI KTI-1005
Ph: +345 947 1307
Fax: +345 947 7844
jonathan@
harbourhousemarina.com

Colombia
Prospero Aguilar
Todomar CHL Marina
Cra 2 15-364
Bocagrande, Cartagena
Ph: +575 6654 177
Fax: +575 6655 118
paguilar@todomarchl.com

Costa Rica
Thomas Landon
CR Marine Supply S.A.
Ocean Plaza
Herradura
Ph: +506 263 77181
thomas.landon@
landonmarine.com

Jeff Salamone
JMJ Marine Supply
APDO 350.4023
Jaco, Garabito
Punta Arenas
Ph: +506 637 8186
Fax: +506 637 8159
jeffsalamone@yahoo.com

Croatia
Miro Soljak
Seven Sea Co.
Lucica 7
21000 Split
Ph: +385 21 386721
Fax: +385 21 386788
Seven-sea-company@
st.t-com.hr

France
Michael Routin
ProYacht
1er C.A.I –331 Av Dr Lefevre
06270 Villeneuve Loubet
Ph: + 33 493 229 865
Fax: + 33 493 733 729
Michael@proyacht.fr

French West Indies
Henri Martin
Electro Nautic
23 Rue Raspail
Boite Post 385
97162 Pointe A Pitre
Guadeloupe
Ph: + 590 213 670
Fax: + 590 90 2401
electronautic@wanadoo.fr



French West Indies
Marie Sully Magras
Le Shipchandler De Port Franc
B.P. 118 Port De Gustavia
97098 St. Barthelemy Cedex
Ph: + 59 027 8629
Fax: + 590 27 8573
sully@ship-sb.com

Guillaume De Reynal
Mer & Sport
ZI Jambette BP 233
97284 Lamenin, Martinque
Ph: + 596 50 28 75
Fax: + 596 50 22 48
gr@mer-et-sport.com

Jean Francois Martin
West Indies Marine
Immeuble Gesmar
Voie Principate de Jarry
Jarry Cedex 97193
BP 2085, Guadeloupe
Ph: +590 590 41 1066
Fax: +590 590 25 0219
Jfm.wimarine@orange.fr

Germany
D Scheid
IGEPA-Chemie GMBH
93077 Gad Abbach, Alkofen
Ph: + 49 9405 95252
Fax: + 49 9405 952525

Greece
Tassos Stefanou
A. Stefanou Co.
9 Loecharous Str.
Piraeus
Ph: + 30210 411 9393
Fax: + 30210 41 19282
info@stefanou.com.gr

Dimitri Birdas
Nautilus Ltd
25 N Plastira Str
551 32 Salonica
Ph: + 302 310 452919
Fax: + 302 310 452915
info@nautilus.gr

John Paschalidis
N. Paschalidis & Co.
1 Alon St.
18540 Piraeus
Ph: + 30 210 417 8406
Fax: + 30 210 411 7507

Dimitri Pilidis
Tecrep Marine
36, Akti Moutsopoulou
185 36 Piraeus
Ph: + 30 210 452 1647
Fax: + 30 210 418 4280
sales@tecrepmarine.gr
www.tecrepmarine.gr



Greece (Cont'd)
Anthony Sepfos
Zeas Marine Supply
3 Freatidos St
185 36 Piraeus
Ph: + 01 45 34 3444
Fax: + 01 42 82 563

Guatemala
Enrique Moll
Representaciones Marina
18 Calle 27-15 Zona 10
Guatemala 01010
Ph: +5022379 8200
Fax: +5022379 8206
enrique.moll@gmail.com

Hong Kong
Simon Boyde
Storm Force Marine LTD
501 Dominion Centre
43-59 Queens Rd East
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Ph: +852 2866 0144
simon@stormforcemarine.com

Israel
Jackie Frangi
Atlantis Marine
Atarim Sq No 147
169 Hayakon St
63453 Tel Aviv
Ph: + 972 35 22 79 78
Fax: + 972 35 23 51 50
atlantis@inter.net.it

Italy
Paolo Grassi
Nautica Ponte Magra
Via Nuova Litoranea 5
19031-Ameglia (SP)
Ph: + 39 0187 64660
Fax: + 39 0187 648670
info@pontemagra.it

Alberto Osculati
Osculati spa
Via pacinotti 12
20090-Segrate MI
Ph: + 39 02 2699 111
Fax: + 39 02 2699 1120
osculate@osculati.it

Nuccio Magliocchetti
Sanremo Mare SNC
Via del Castillo 10
18038-Sanremo IM
Ph: + 39 0184 531111
Fax: + 39 0184 575500
srmare@sistel.it









Jamaica
Tony Ducasse
Durae's Boat Sales &
Marine Supplies
18 Rosewell Terrace
Kingston 8
Ph: +876 925 7633
Fax: +876 925 7633
duraes@cwjamaica.com

Japan
Masahito Kojima
Marine Service Kojima Co.
2-1-12 Sachiura Kanazawa
Yokohama City,
Kanagawa Prf. 236-0003
Ph: + 81 45 790 3581
Fax: + 81 45 790 3591
kojima@mskojima.co.jp
www.mskojima.co.jp

Kuwait
Ahmed Al-Ameeri
Seas and Deserts
PO Box 110
Safat 13002
Ph: +965 182 2288
Fax: +965 247 53330
sales@supermarinekw.com

Malta
Pierre Travers
Strand Marine & Auto
Systems Limited
Valdor Bldgs, Triq-Is-Sebh
Qormi QRM 05
Ph: +356 21 472336
Fax: +356 21 472338
Pierre@
strandmarinemalta.com

Mexico
David Zaragoza
Ferreteria Zaragoza
Blvd Fco Median
Ascencio 1600
Col Olimpica CP
48330 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Ph: + 52 3 222 14 36
Fax: + 52 3 222 37 36
zaragoza@pvnet.com.mx

Luis Zarragoza
Star Marine Center
Carretera San Carlos Km 11.5
San Carlos, Sonora 85506
Ph: + 52 622 226 1061
Fax: + 52 622 226 1046
partes@
starmarinecenter.com
www.starmarinecenter.com

Montenegro
Miro Soljak
Seven Sea Company
Lucica 7
21000 Split
Ph: +385 21 386721
Fax: +385 21 386788
Seven-sea-company@
st.t-com.hr



Netherlands Antilles
Robbie Ferron
Budget Marine Bonaire
Kaya Carlos A Nicholaas 4
Kralendijk, Bonaire
Ph: + 599 717 3710
purchasing@budmar.an

Paul Rozen
Island Water World Distributor
PO Box 234
Phillipsburg, St Maarten
Ph: + 599 544 5310
Fax: + 599 544 3299
boatssxm@sintmaarten.net

Netherlands
Mr. Jaarsma
Swisstech
Postbus 15
8723ZJ Koudum
jaarsma45@hetnet.nl

New Zealand
Mark Illingworth
Thirty Seven South Ltd
PO Box 1874
121 Beaumont Street
Auckland
Ph: + 64 9 303 1459
Fax: + 64 9 307 8170
service@37south.com.nz

Norway
Oyvind Jorgensen
Norway Marine Supply
P.O. Box 1551 Stoa
N-4856 Arendal
Ph: + 47 37000379
Fax: + 47 37021645
www.maritim.no

Panama
Peter Berger
Abernathy S.A.
PO Box 0816-07291
Urbanizacion Los Angeles
Via Transistmica
Panama, Panama
Ph: 507 260 1222
Fax: 507 236 0140
pberger@abernathy.com.pa

Phillipines
Arturo Supangan
Als Marine Center Corp.
Unit 5, Southway Condominium
Corner Yakal & Mayapis St
San Antonio Village
1203 Makati City
Ph: +632 817 9149
Fax: +632 815 1440
arturo2@alsmarine.com.ph

Singapore
Jeffrey Leng
Marina Yacht Services Pte
10 Tuas West Dr, 01-01/04
Raffles Marina
Singapore 638404
Ph: + 65 6862 4320
Fax: + 65 6862 4431
marinayacht@pacific.net.sg

Spain
Javier Corcuera
Gemain Distribuciones
Nauticas
Cami Sagraments
65 Nave 23
08630 Abrera Barcelona
Ph: + 34 93 7704105
Fax: + 34 93 7759548
info@gemain.es

Luis Delofeu
IMNASA-Importaciones
Nauticas S.A.
Ctra Fornells n 13
Pol.Ind. Les Ferreries
17457 Campllong Girona
Ph: +34 902 300214
Fax: +34 902 300215

Marcos Pinmar
Pinmar Palma
Contramuelle Mollet 6
07012 Palma de Mallorca
Ph: + 34 971 713 744
Fax: + 34 971 718 143
marcos@pinmar.com

Sweden
Ted Anderson
Watski AB
Box 9204 SE-20039
Kantyxegatan 14, Malmo
Ph: + 46 40 671 67 00
Fax: + 46 40 22 05 55
info@watski.com
www.watski.se

Anders Nilsson
Byggplast & Batprylar
Sverige
Lovbacksvagen 4
SE-141 71 Segeltorp
Ph: + 46 8 505 640 00
Fax: + 46 8 505 640 01
anders.nilsson@
byggplast-batprylar.se

Switzerland
Peter Suter
Suter Trading Inc.
IM Schossacher 19
(Ind. Schorli)
CH-8600 Duebendorf
Ph: + 41 44 821 22 50
Fax: + 41 44 821 40 54
info@suter-trading.ch

Trinidad
Christopher Marshall
Budget Marine
Box 3189
Western Main Road
Chaguaramas
Ph: + 868 634 2006
Fax: + 868 634 4382
purchasing@budmar.co.tt







Turkey
Adnan Kaptan
Deka Marin Deniz Malz Tic A.S.
Bati Mah, Sahil Yolu
Istanbul City Port Marine
B11 & B12
Pendik/Istanbul 34890
Ph: + 90 216 511 2121
Fax: +90 216 511 2124
adnan.kaptan@dekamarine.com

U.A.E.
Azim Haqiqi
Sun-Set Marine Equipment
PO Box 55445
Abu Dahbi
Ph: +971 2 645 8885
Fax: +971 2 645 8886
ssmarine@eim.ae

UK
Gordon Sanders
Meridian Zero
7 Westmayne Industrial Pk
Bramston Way
Basildon
Essex SS15 6TP
Ph: + 440 1268 493200
Fax: + 440 1268 543439
sales@meridianzero.co.uk

Venezuela
Juan Carlos Betancor
Tornillos El Capitan
URB Miramar, Pariata
Maiquetia, Edo Vargas
Venezuela
Ph: +58 212 331 0242
Fax: +58 212 332 7049
compras@tornilloselcapitan.com


SALES REPS
Headquarters
Patrick Gillet
Brunger Export
4901 NW 17th Way, 600
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
USA
Ph: + 954 928 1245
Fax: + 954 928 1644
info@brungerexport.com
www.brungerexport.com

All Other Inquiries
Barry Berhoff
Shurhold Industries
3119 SW 42nd Ave.
Palm City, FL 34990-5558
USA
Ph: 772 287 1313
Fax: 772 286 9620
info@shurhold.com




However, you can contact Shurhold, 3119 SW 42nd Ave., Palm City, FL 34990 USA. +1-772-287-1313; Fax: +1-772-286-9620. www.shurhold.com.


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