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Best Boat Vinyl Cleaner for Mildew Removal

This cleaner is the best boat vinyl mildew remover we have found in over 20 years of boating – before & after cleaning demo! Like most boaters, we have been struggling for years with mildew on our boat vinyl. With a boat, its inevitable you’ll get some mildew on your boat – especially after...

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Does Our Boat Need Full Bottom Paint or Touch up?

With multi-season bottom paint you may not need to sand and paint your full boat’s bottom every year – here’s our plan for painting touch up Every spring the anticipation of the boating season ahead also comes with a lot of prep to get your boat ready. Bottom painting, cleaning, waxing, putting...

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How to Get Your Boat Ready For Summer

Follow this detailed boat prep checklist to prevent any problems and ensure your boat is ready for the season ahead SPONSORED POST MarineCaburetors.com has the biggest selection of rebuilt quadrajet carburetors for multiple marine applications: Mercruiser, Volvo-Penta, OMC, Crusader, and more. The moment spring dawns upon us, it rings the bell for millions of...

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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...

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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...

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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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Spring Prep on the Skipjack Claud W. Somers

Maintaining the rigging on a national historic landmark is hard work – but worth it! The Claud W. Somers is a member of the Chesapeake Bay’s historic skipjack fleet, a dwindling number of old wooden oyster boats numbering a mere 24 hulls still sailing. The majority of these are owned by non-profits, with less...

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Spring Boat Commissioning: 8 Mistakes for Boaters to Avoid

Commissioning your boat at the start of boating season requires a lot more than removing your boat cover and slapping on some bottom paint. In fact, proper spring boat commissioning can make a big difference in the safety and longevity of your boat. From minor nuisance mistakes that can cause you a lot of aggravation,...

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Boater Tips for a Green Earth Day and Boating Season

Clean and green boating tips to remember this spring for Earth Day and all season As the weather warms up and boaters everywhere are preparing for a fun season ahead, now is a great time for a reminder of why you love boating. Getting back to nature and enjoying your time on the water....

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Spring Boat Prep and Launch Checklists

Resources for spring commissioning – from boat maintenance and preparation to safety checks – to make sure your boat is ready to launch As winter slowly comes to an end, the countdown to spring begins for many boaters that are eagerly anticipating the start of a new boating season. It will soon be time...

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