Save your­self time, money and prob­lems later on by check­ing the whole hull when you hook your boat out of the wa­ter for black­ing

Canal Boat - - This Month - WORDS BY NICK WALL

What to look out for when your boat’s out of the wa­ter – in­clud­ing bits of­ten over­looked

ANODES They might be an ob­vi­ous item to check, but watch out for new ones be­ing fit­ted and old, worn out ones be­ing left on; the hull can rust be­hind them, much bet­ter for old ones to be re­moved com­pletely and then the hull to be blacked where they were.

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