outboard engines

How Often Should I Service My Outboard Motor?

Long story short: It depends on a number of factors for frequency of outboard motor service SPONSORED POST Based on our major service operations in Naples, Florida and more than a hundred years of combined industry experience, PartsVu has assembled a team of experts with the relevant training and experience you need to make...

mussell repellent

Keep Your Boat and Dock Zebra and Quagga Mussel Free

Repel zebra and quagga mussels for your boat, dock, slip or marina on any freshwater lake with Dock Disk invasive mussel defense SPONSORED POST 060Bio LLC is the maker of the Dock Disk, a zebra mussel and quagga mussel control and treatment that safely and easily repels mussels from destructive buildup on boats and...

last sunset boating season

Last Day on the Boat – End of Another Boating Season

Making the most of the last day on the boat with winterizing maintenance, a dock stroll, marina fun and an epic last sunset of the boating season The end of boating season usually comes faster than we’d like, but when cold weather looms we need to get ready to wrap up another season of...

keeping your boat clean

4 Tips for Keeping Your Boat Clean

Trying to keep your boat clean is a never-ending job, but following these 4 tips will make it a little bit easier Whether you live on your boat or just enjoy being on it as much as possible, keeping your boat clean is often easier said than done. Saltwater, spills, stains, grease, dirt, and...

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How to Replace a Boat Sink Faucet on a Sea Ray

Easy boat upgrade project swapping a worn-out sink faucet with a shiny new  one for a Sea Ray boat basin Sometimes its the little things that make a big difference on a boat. And its even better when the project is easy and affordable (how often do you get to say...

boat leaks

Those Damn Leaks: How to Find and Fix Boat Leaks

The source of a boat leak is not always easy to find (or fix). Here’s how I diagnosed and repaired a troublesome boat leak on my sailboat Spring (and the preceding winter) is the time to prepare our boats for the upcoming boating season. In this article, I will discuss finding and addressing two...

sailboat electric engine

What’s the Point of an Electric Engine on a Sailboat?

The pros and cons of equipping your sailboat with an electric engine and what to expect in maintenance and sailing range Someone asked why I went with an electric engine for my sailboat… I had a series of answers that I usually use when asked the question. However, when they asked, “what’s the point”,...

boater happiness

Boat Services and Boater Happiness on Demand

Nathan Heber’s boating technology startup Boatyard ensures boaters can get on-demand on-water services that improve on-water happiness Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info, boaters of all levels will come away...

U.S. Boaters Warned To Look Out For Invasive Aquatic Species

Recreational boaters need to be aware that invasive aquatic species on boats are both a maintenance and environmental issue If you rent or own a home, you’ll likely deal with your share of unwanted animal guests. After all, the revenues of pest control services in the U.S. were estimated at $12.29 billion as of...

Barry Berhoff Shurhold

Boating – Keeping it Clean and Simple

Basic boat cleaning & maintenance tricks of the trade and the value of family boat time with Shurhold’s Barry Berhoff Anchors Aweigh is a podcast for all boaters, from aspiring to experienced. Featuring in-depth conversations with boating experts and industry leaders, and packed full of tips, tricks, gear, and industry info, boaters of all levels...

two speed winches

How to Service a Two-Speed Winch on a Sailboat

Winches are often used in and left exposed to the elements, including salt water spray.  Routine maintenance will keep your equipment working as intended and ready when you need it. On any given sailboat, there are at least 2 or 3 winches and on larger boats, there can be many more. I...

bottom paint boat

How to Prep and Bottom Paint Your Boat

A step-by-step process for sanding, prepping and bottom painting your boat Bottom paint (also known as antifouling paint) helps protect your boat from barnacles, weeds and other aquatic organisms from attaching to the underwater portion of your boat’s hull. If you leave your boat in the water all season, you need bottom paint. One of...

new zincs on prop

How to Replace Sacrificial Zinc Anodes on Your Boat

Installing sacrificial zincs – and replacing them every year – helps prevent galvanic corrosion on vital metal parts on your boat Does your propeller have sacrificial zincs on it? It is almost certain that the prop shaft does. Zincs protect the important metal parts of your boat from being dissolved by electrolysis. It’s important...

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How to Install a New Shower Sump Pump on Your Boat

A step-by-step installation of a shower sump pump replacement project on a boat Last time I discussed some basic ideas on planning your winter maintenance chores and conducting a walk around inspection of your boat when you first visit her after she has been hauled and blocked. In this article, I will...

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