Fittings, Rigging and Nautical Equipment
During a sea voyage, the maintenance of the parts that make up professional and pleasure boating fittings is important, whether they are accessories for the rigging of a sailing boat or the equipment of a motor boat. Shipchandlers and online marine equipment specialists offer a wide range of references for the major yacht brands such as Bénéteau, Fountaine Pajot, Ferretti, Jeanneau, Burgess and Azimut.
The best in boat fittings
Boat hardware refers to all the nautical equipment found on the cockpit, deck, saloon and cabin of a vessel. Buying uship fittings or boating accessories online is a guarantee of acquiring quality equipment from renowned brands such as Spinlock, Antal, Ronstan, Liros and Harken. The reliability of the boating accessories concerned, such as cleats, winches for sail adjustment, blocks and shackles, is tested in advance by the manufacturers and sailors.
On a modern boat, it is recommended to provide a 12 or 24 volt electrical installation that supplies the navigation lights, electric bilge pumps, deck, cabin and underwater hull lighting. A wide range of boat accessories is available to ensure the most complete and safe electrical installation possible, such as fuse panels, couplers and battery chargers.
Cleaning your boat properly
The leading brands in the hardware industry use their know-how to enable yachtsmen to make their sailing boats shine, or the hulls of boats with foils for competitive sailors. Anti-rust products, dedicated cleaners for all types of surfaces, brushes, telescopic handles, multi-functional degreasers manufactured by 3M, Nautix, Watrol, Jabsco and Uship allow sailors to carry out regular thorough cleaning. Painting, antifouling and varnishing are essential during the boat’s winter storage periods.
Priority to engines
Boats are mainly powered in three ways: inboard, Z-drive and outboard. A Yamaha Z-drive outboard motor or a Suzuki 50 hp motor is ideally placed at the stern and does not interfere with the boat’s layout. The outboard motor accessory department offers cooling turbines for outboard motors. The online sales sites also suggest hull and engine anodes and equipment for installing a remote engine control with a shuttle lever and steering wheel.
The list of mandatory boat accessories for safety equipment is detailed in Marine Regulation Division 240, which includes the lifebuoy, lifejacket, distress beacon, bilge pump and liferaft. The purchase of fittings online or in shops allows you to obtain stainless steel bimini fittings, hinges, marine screws as well as all the robust equipment made of bronze or brass such as door lifts or door latches.
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