New Boater Kit
The core of the system is the American-made aluminum handle, which Shurhold tells us is triple anodized and heat treated for strength and to prevent corrosion. For our test we used one of the telescoping handles which was 40” collapsed and 72” without an attachment when extended. You can also order a version that will adjust from 60” to 108”. The release detent is large and the inner extension has a red line painted on it to make adjustments a snap. This is all part of the exclusive SHUR-LOK quick release system, which, for the purpose of this test, passed with ease.
|Red mark makes for easy alignment when adjusting.|
|Installing the large, soft deck brush.|
|Water Sprite mop in action.|
• Now we also put the handle system through a bit of a stress test, albeit unintentionally when one of our crew exited the boat. As they stepped back off the trailer, they landed right on top of the handle with the curved adapter and Water Blade still attached. We are happy to report that the application of a 225 pound person did not bend the handle nor did it impact the telescoping action. With what seems like everyone and their brother selling boat care products you never know if what you buy is worth it. Well, BoatTEST can confirm that the Shurhold products are well worth it and work as advertised.
|Attaching and adjusting the flexible Water Blade.|