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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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Sarah Petchell Barge

Take a look at this amazing renovation of a 1930’s Dutch Motordekschuit Barge where a customer used Marine CIP and Owatrol Oil in the project. At 15m x 4m, it’s a large project which is being tackled in smaller sections. The work began on the starboard deck using a mix of Owatrol CIP to protect […]

D2 in use on marine boat hull

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 […]

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Due to the current situation we are all in, the Crick Boat Show has now been postponed and so Owatrol UK will no longer be able to exhibit. So, we thought we would highlight our top 10 marine care products that we would have brought along with us to showcase to show you all! Our […]

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Owatrol donates Deks Olje D1 & D2 to the charity ‘Sailing Tectona’, a charity which supplies sailing training opportunities to people of all ages. Sailing Tectona is supported by The Tectona Trust who provide much-needed funds for mental health and recovery voyages. The wonderful members of staff teach teamwork, communication and resilience to help give […]

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Best way to clean boat canvas

Posted on in Marine

Having your fabrics fresh and clean from any dirt or mildew build up really makes a difference in the lifespan of your boat canvas. But what is the best way to clean boat canvas? To keep your covers and sails in top condition, it is recommended that you clean them with a dowsing of soapy […]

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Winter boat storage tips

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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 […]

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Yacht maintenance checklist

Posted on in Marine

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 […]