One of the first things I do on a used boat is change all the fluids. The second thing I do is add a sea strainer. Here’s why. A sea strainer filters … [Read more...]
Boat Maintenance and Upgrades
Does taking care of your boat seem like a never-ending process? Then we bet you’re on the right track. Boat maintenance and restoration are essential to ensuring that you enjoy every minute you spend on the water. When you know your boat is in great condition, you can spend your carefree days on the water listening to the waves instead of wondering, what is that noise? We will share some restoration stories and maintenance tips and tricks to help you along the way. Or share some of your own – everyone can use a helping hand!
Let’s say that the gelcoat on your boat looks less than stellar—as in chalky like a chalkboard less than stellar. Maybe your blue boat now has a purplish … [Read more...]
If there’s one thing that gets anyone with a boating affliction pumped up, it’s a glossy shine on a fine-looking boat. But if you’ve looked down … [Read more...]
Getting your outboard ready for spring launch is often sort of a good news/bad news affair for boat owners. The good news is that if you properly winterized … [Read more...]
It's a sign of spring: Boaters have been walking out of the marine supply shop where I fill in part-time with fistfuls of brushes, thinners, and wood finishes … [Read more...]
In recent years, real wood on new boats has definitely gone out of style. Unless you’re looking at a polished Chris-Craft launch, a 64-foot Jarrett Bay … [Read more...]