Oct 22, 2020
Tasked with scrubbing non-skid and hardware during frequent routine maintenance, few tools take the abuse that a boat brush does. Many begin to lose bristles as soon as they’re put into use. Others are simply too coarse to clean delicate, easily scratched surfaces like gelcoat, paint and vinyl graphics. Shurhold brushes are made in the USA to last season after season. Offered in a wide array of styles and bristles for specific applications, they use Shurhold’s innovative One Handle Does It All system for fast and easy changing.
The Shurhold brush quality is obvious. The milled hardwood block with durable finish has a white rubber bumper to protect the boat. Depending on the size of the model, 300–500 holes are drilled and filled with ample tufts of marine-grade filament that’s trimmed straight for maximum contact with the deck and hull. The fiber ends are then frayed to retain the maximum amount of soap and water. A video is at bit.ly/ShurholdBrushes.
Shurhold offers five different brush types: 6″ Combo Deck Brush Soft & Medium, 6″ and 10″ Classic Deck Brushes, and 5″ and 8″ round Special Application Brushes. Each is available with various bristles to match the tool to the specific cleaning need.
The unique Combo bristle combines the softness of Shurhold’s red fibers surrounding coarser yellow that are placed shallower; the more pressure is applied, the harder the center works. The Stiff bristle type is for use below the waterline and on other tough surfaces. Medium is ideal for non-skid, while Soft and Extra Soft are perfect for hulls and similar delicate surfaces.
Part of the One Handle Does It All system, Shurhold brushes are compatible with any of the company’s fixed or telescoping handles. This makes it easy to swap brush heads mid-cleaning with the press of a button. Plus, the handles fit a wide range of other attachments such as mops, squeegees, boat hooks and fishing gear. Brushes start at US$28.98 and handles, $8.98.