It’s been a long, long winter! But, finally, it’s time to get our pride and joys out on the water where they belong and our handy guide, how to recommission your boat, is here to help.

Follow the eight-step guide to recommissioning to ensure you remember to make all the key steps before the all-important relaunch.

We take you through removing outlet protection, checking anodes, checking and charging batteries, ensuring seacocks open and close, checking engine oil and coolant levels, flushing through the domestic water system, checking electricals and other must-check items.

You can read the full feature in the May 2017 issue of the maagzine, too.