Feb 22, 2018

ZCare MarineZCare Marine, offers effective, eco-safe products to help keep your boat clean. They have products to clean your fiber glass, wood, vinyl, fenders, canvas, bilge, holding tank and more. Their easy-to-use and environmentally friendly boat cleaning products have quite the loyal following.

 Z Care LVP Marine Cleaner offer an innovative approach to cleaning all areas and surfaces on your boat.  The Marine Cleaner uses innovative formulation to protect the environment and the delicate surfaces on your boat.  Easy to use and very effective for cleaning canvas, vinyl, gel-coat, wood (natural and varnished), non-skid decks, hulls, rails, swim platforms and inflatables.  Wet the surface, spray it on, brush and rinse. Wipe down for a nice shine.

Z Care Mildew Cleaner offers a “Non Bleach” approach to removing mildew and controlling re-growth of this pesky growth in canvas, seat cushions and heads.  The Mildew Cleaner is Pine based and is very effective and pleasant to use. Most all other mildew cleaners are bleach based and not very pleasant to use.               

Z Care “Bioremedial” Bilge Cleaner is o 10 to 1 concentrate cleaner for the Bilge of your boat. Bioremediation is a process that uses microbes that “eat oil” resulting in a natural process that eliminates slicks, odor and the pollution resulting from a pump out from your bilge.  The process is you add the bilge concentrate directly into your bilge water or by adding a mixture of bilge cleaner and water to your bilge.  The process requires water, time and temperature.  Keeping a solution of the bilge cleaner and water in your bilge while operating your boat results in a clean and odor free bilge.

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Adding the Z Care Bilge Concentrate to your bilge eliminates the slick from fuel or oil that is floating on top of the water in your bilge.  It adds a pleasant smell to your boat and eliminates the “Boat Smell” that results from the stale water normally found in the bilge of a boat.  If you keep a dry bilge and want to clean it, simply mix up enough bilge cleaner to “slosh around” in you bilge and take it on a trip.  After the cleaner has been in your bilge for a week or so, clean or pump it out and dry it for a clean and oil free bilge.

If you go to www.zcare-cleaners.com you can see several videos demonstrating how to use Z Care Cleaners.

If your marine supplier needs to get Z Care Cleaners, they can contact Paynes Marine Group at 250-382-7722 .

Destinations

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Mediterranean Shakedown: A Summer Cruise in Spain

Mediterranean ShakedownBy Sheryl and Paul Shard

This summer my husband, Paul, and I bought our fourth offshore cruising boat, a new Southerly 480 built by Discovery Yachts in the UK. It’s a unique boat with a retractable variable-draft swing keel giving you the option of sailing with a deep draft of 3.1 metres when the keel is down or just less than a metre with the keel fully retracted. Southerly Yachts are great for bluewater sailing and also for gunkholing in shallow creeks and inland waterways. You can even dry them out at low tide so they are is the perfect boat for the type of exploring we like to do. Our new boat, Distant Shores III, is the third Southerly Yacht that we’ve owned over 29 years of international cruising to destinations in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Middle East, UK, Scandinavia and South America. This boat we plan to sail to the South Pacific.

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Lifestyle

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Boat Reviews

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Beneteau Antares 27

Beneteau Antares 27By Andy Adams and John Armstrong

You have to love it when something exceeds your expectations on so many levels; the new Antares 27 from Beneteau looks to me like that sort of all-around overachiever.

This is a brand new express cruiser design. With twin Mercury 200 V6 outboards, it delivers impressive performance, a reassuring and comfortable ride, and a level of versatility that will enable this boat to be your vacation partner for all sorts of adventures.

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Hanse 388

Hanse 388By Katherine Stone

The Hanse group produced their second most popular boat of all time with the Hanse 385. The trick was to build on that winning formula when they upgraded to the Hanse 388, which they have done in spades. The German build quality is first rate and true to the Hanse tradition. Leaving the hull the same with a steep stern and straight stem for an optimal long water line, they went with a slightly stiffer, heavier displacement, new deck, interior layout and window line. Hanse’s highly experienced yacht construction team, judel/vrolijk & co., have combined ease of sailing, comfort and performance into the newly designed Hanse 388.

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DIY & How to

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Ask Andrew: Electrical Installations – Part 1: Electrical Connections - basics and how-to’s

Electrical InstallationsBy Andrew McDonald

Winter is a great time to look at some of the hidden spaces on your boat – to take stock of what is aboard, areas of improvement and ways to upgrade.

One of the most common jobs that I’m asked to look at are electrical installations and upgrades. Surprisingly, the majority of these types of jobs are to ‘clean up’ the wiring of years past – when electrical standards were more fluid, and jury-rigged upgrades have been added and adapted over multiple owners and contractors.

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