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.

ZCare Before image ZCare After image

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 .

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CY Virtual Video Boat Tours

Virtual Boat ToursWe all love boats and nothing can break us up! So, what better way to spend our time than looking at interesting boats and going aboard in a virtual ride or tour. We have asked our friends at various dealers and manufacturers to help us assemble a one-stop online resource to experience some of the most interesting boats on the market today. Where the CY Team has done a review, we connect you to that expert viewpoint. If you can’t go boating, you can almost experience the thrill via your screen. Not quite the same, but we hope you enjoy our fine tour collection.

 

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AXOPAR 37 XC

 

Axopar 37 XCWhole new ball game…

 

Set aside your assumptions and expectations for a few minutes while we try to describe the new Axopar 37 XC that made its American debut at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show. This boat represents a whole new ball game in terms of design, performance, seakeeping and functionality. In fact, I’d say it takes a ‘clean sheet of paper’ approach to boating – it’s that different.

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Exiting Hogs BackBy John Morris

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And in some ways it hardly matters because the Rideau Waterway is just so amazingly beautiful. Driving your boat through the locks is wonderful fun for kids of all ages (adult kids, too) and the scenery is sensational. The history is a huge bonus however, and worth understanding from both as a political lesson and from an engineering perspective.

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The BucketI was cleaning up my workbench the other day. My eyes then scanned across my workbench and fell on ‘the bucket’. Everyone has a one. On a boat, it’s usually in a cockpit lazarette. It’s full of old paint cans and half-used tubes of caulking. There might be some white grease, painters tape or epoxy in there, too. I take my bucket everywhere and it’s full of all sorts of tubes of grease and sealants and adhesives.

I thought to myself that I should probably sort through the bucket and get rid of the stuff that isn’t useful. I quickly realized, though, that each of the items in my bucket (except that had gone bad) were useful, and each is used for a particular job.

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