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Mariner Services, Inc.  Naples, Florida                                                            239.776.4253

June 22, 2018

Boating Tip of the Day 

Keep a few pieces of blackboard chalk in with your tools on board. Chalk absorbs moisture and keeps rust away. Chalk is also obviously good for temporary markings.

June 19, 2018

Boating Tip of the Day -

Had a call last week from a boat owner who swears that his boat's engine oil level has been getting progressively higher over the past month, and he hasn't added any oil to the crankcase. If the oil level in your engine keeps getting higher, i...

June 19, 2018

It's "Maintenance Monday", and today we're talking about the maintenance and testing of the Personal 

Flotation Devices (PFD's) on your boat. PFD's are very often neglected in the maintenance area of the equipment on your boat, but are just as important as navigation eq...

June 14, 2018

Boating Tip of the Day  


Try using sheets of dryer fabric softeners to get hard water and mineral stains off windshields and clear plastic panels in tops. You'll be surprised at how easy the stains vanish!

June 12, 2018

Boating Tip of the Day 

Your fiberglass boat shows up as a weak-to-nonexistent blob on another ship's radar screen. If you're going to regularly run in either fog or heavy rain (summer months in Southwest Florida), keep an octohedral radar reflector on board, and plac...

June 12, 2018

It's "Maintenance Monday", and with the alarming frequency of boat fires in our Southwest Florida region lately, we're talking about marine battery chargers. The size of battery-charging equipment has grown to keep pace with larger and more sophisticated batteries. As...

June 5, 2018

Boating Tip of the Day 

Dock lines should have 1⁄8" of diameter for every 9' of LOA (length overall). In other words, a 36-foot boat should have 1⁄2" diameter dock lines.

June 5, 2018

It's "Maintenance Monday" and today we're talking about a problem that's grown to alarming proportions in Southwest Florida, and that's the theft of boats, motors and trailers from storage yards. A starting point in theft deterrent is locks, locks, and more locks. Lock...

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Mariner Services, Inc. is here to help you with your boating questions. If you have any maintenance questions, please feel free to submit them on our "Contact" page. We may feature your question on our Maintenance Monday.

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