shakedown boat ride

Shakedown Cruise Your First Boat Ride of the Season

Your first boat ride of the season is a shakedown cruise that gives you a chance to make sure there are no problems before bigger boat trips Ready to go on your first big boat trip of boating season? You better make sure you have a shakedown cruise first! What is a shakedown cruise?...

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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 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...

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...

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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...

spring boat commissioning mistakes

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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