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Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The off-season is a good time to focus on boat maintenance. Owners can categorize what can be adequately repaired and what must absolutely be replaced. In addition, if the boat is accessible, another list can be made of the repairs that must be addressed now and what can be left, without consequence, until the spring. […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

July 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

I recently upgraded some of the electronics on the boat and started to notice voltage issues when all the equipment was turned on. Looking at the bird’s nest of wiring that I’ve been creating as I’ve added additional equipment over the past two decades, I thought the best thing to do was to remove all […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Does your boat have BO (boat odor)?It’s most likely coming from the bilge. The bilge collects everything dropped, dripped, and spilled on the boat.  If your boat’s bilge has been neglected, pouring bilge cleaner in and closing the hatch may not fully resolve the issue.  You’ll need to roll up your sleeves, remove all the […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

March 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Do you carry spare parts aboard your boat?  When you are away from your dock and something goes wrong with your engine or electrical system, the spare parts you’ve stocked may very well determine whether you can safely get back under your own power. Along with keeping a variety of tools on your boat, you […]

Easy Maintenance

Easy Maintenance

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Flushing out your outboard engine is a great way to extend the engine’s life.  Flushing the engine with fresh water is as simple as attaching a garden hose to a flush-out kit, slipping the kit onto the lower unit where the water pickup is located, turning on the water, and starting the engine (keep the […]

What Every Boater Should Know

What Every Boater Should Know

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

How many times in your boating life have you said, “I wish someone had told me that…”? If you’re like me — and most everyone else you’ll encounter on the water — you learned something about your boat and the hobby of boating the hard way. Although nothing beats experience and practice, I’ll share with […]