Boat Maintenance

Keep your boat in ship-shape throughout the year with seasonal maintenance and necessary upgrade projects to maintain your boat.

Explore our how-to and best practice articles from our Featured Contributor, by maintenance category and the latest articles on boat maintenance.

Spring Boat Maintenance

Spring boat prep to get your boat ready to launch

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Winter Boat Maintenance

End of season winter maintenance to protect your boat

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General Boat Maintenance

Upgrades & maintenance to keep your boat in ship shape

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CAPT. ROB CHICHESTER is an engineer and owner & operator of Chesapeake Flotillas offering charters, instruction, and vessel relocation. A USCG Licensed Master, Capt. Rob has planned and executed flotilla cruises all over the Chesapeake Bay, Europe, and the Caribbean. Rob holds a 200-Ton Master's license with Auxiliary Sail and Assistance Towing endorsements. He also is certified by the American Sailing Association to teach Basic Keelboat Sailing, Basic Coastal Cruising, and Bareboat Chartering. A self-proclaimed sailor & poet, he operates a 41-foot sloop Bay Poet based out of Rock Hall, MD.