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!

Man Overboard Electronics: DSC Radios

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My friend Lee came back from a boat show recently, and started asking me questions about VHF marine radios he’d seen there -- ones with with “man-overboard" … [Read more...]

Polishing Aluminum: Curb Appeal for Your Boat

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Typically, aluminum on a boat is either anodized, powder-coated, or bare metal. How it looks on the boat you’re selling can have an effect on the price … [Read more...]

Storm Damaged Boats, Part 3: Buying from Liquidators

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This is the last part of a three-article series. Read the first two parts here: Storm-Damaged Boats, Part 1 Storm-Damaged Boats, Part 2 What happens … [Read more...]

Boat Trailering: Tongue Weight

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In my continuing search for the perfect tow vehicle for my 5,000-pound boat and trailer combo I’ve been concentrating on tow vehicle suspension systems. … [Read more...]

How to Shine Chrome on a Boat

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Most of the steel bits on boats are stainless, and for good reason. But some is chrome, and if not cared for properly, it can really detract from the boat’s … [Read more...]

Used Boat Deals: Engineless Boats, Boatless Engines

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What follows is yet another way to drive your significant other crazy. So, know that going in. Generally speaking, a boat without an engine is priced … [Read more...]

Favorite Tools For Used-Boat Maintenance

Working on used boats calls for a dedicated set of trusted tools.

If you’re looking for a used boat, I’m going to assume you’re handy with tools. If not, you will be soon. I have a few tools I can’t do without, … [Read more...]

Storm-Damaged Boats, Part 2: Untangling the Mess

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What happens to storm-damaged boats? The initial answer depends on if you have your boat insured and the particulars of that policy. I’ll discuss what … [Read more...]

Storm Damaged Boats—Part 1

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It’s Christmas week and a storm front is moving through the Northeast with torrential rains and 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts, reminding me of my colleague … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Boat to Sell: Winter Work Is Worth It

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Hopefully you’ve winterized and covered your boat by now. As temperatures drop, your hopes of selling your boat may also be depressed. The good news … [Read more...]



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