August 29, 2018

It's "Maintenance Monday" and today we're addressing the 7 Deadly Sins of vessel maintenance:

#1 Deadly sin is “Procrastination and Neglect.” Environmental buildup – soot, carbon, dirt, mildew, mold, green scum – can damage your boat quicker than you think. Gelcoat, w...

August 24, 2018

You probably won't hear the sound of a drive belt breaking over the general engine noise, but you will know something's wrong when your overheat warning light comes on, or your voltage meter shows that the alternator isn't charging. Having a broken belt is a scenario u...

July 11, 2018

It's "Maintenance Monday", and today we're talking about your vessel's through-hull fittings. Every through-hull fitting in your boat is a potential hole that could sink you in a matter of minutes. Although they are out of sight and, at times, difficult to get at, thro...

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...

May 22, 2018

It's "Maintenance Monday", and today we're talking about the importance of cockpit drains and scuppers. One cannot escape the marine fact that boats take on water. Whether from ocean spray, rain, wet things and people, water gets onto the deck. Most of the time it can...

May 15, 2018

It's "Maintenance Monday" and today we're talking about how to make your boat's metal shine.

There are many quality cleaners and sealants available for keeping the chrome and stainless steel on your boat protected, shiny and bright. After applying a light film of mari...

It's "Maintenance Monday" and today we're addressing oil changes in all marine engines, excluding two-stroke outboard motors. Just like cars, boats need to have their oil changed. Four-stroke outboards, inboards and stern drive boats require regular oil changes. The fr...

It's "Maintenance Monday", and today we're talking about what to do after a great day in the Gulf of Mexico with your boat. It’s no secret saltwater can wreck havoc on a boat’s hull, engine, and its mechanical and electrical components. With the exception of fiberglass...

February 7, 2018

 One of the most neglected systems on a boat is the exhaust. You want your engine purring, and all the lights to work when you hit the "on" switch, but your vessel's exhaust system(s) need periodic checks as well, and should be on your monthly maintenance checklist. Ex...

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