spring commissioning

Spring Outboard Commissioning

A photo of an outboard hanging off the back of a boat.

Getting your outboard ready for spring launch is just one of the projects ahead of you in the full commissioning checklist, and it's often sort of a good … [Read more...]

Get Your Boat Ready for Summer: Commissioning Checklist

A good marine paste-wax will shine a hull better and last longer than labor-saving all-in-one products. All photos: Doug Logan

For boaters in the haul-out-and-hold-on zones of the chilly north, spring is a pretty exciting time. As soon as the weather breaks thousands of us start burrowing … [Read more...]

Get Your Boat Ready for Summer: Checklist

Both inboard- and outboard-powered boats require sacrificial anodes. Make sure to replace your zincs at the start of the season. Doug Logan photo.

Any off-season is too long, but for everyone in those haul-out-and-hold-on zones, this past winter was a doozy, and a lot of us are running behind when … [Read more...]

Boat Maintenance: The Satisfaction of Hard Work

It's a fact: fixing up and maintaining boats can be hard, painful work. It's also some of the most satisfying work you can find.

As I begin to type this blog, I look down at the backs of my hands, and they look like they’ve been put through a cotton gin. My hands ache from tugging … [Read more...]


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