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How-to: Maintenance

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    How to Apply Varnish to a Wooden Boat

    Zuzana Prochazka
    Mar 29, 2019

    When attempting to prep and apply marine varnish to a wooden boat, even the worst perfectionists should just go with the flow. …Read More

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    Boat Lifts: Options, Maintenance, Repairs

    Brett Becker
    Mar 15, 2019

    When you need to store your boat, consider a boat lift—here's everything you need to know about buying and owning boat lifts and pontoon boat lifts. …Read More

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    Gel Coat Restoration

    Lenny Rudow
    Feb 8, 2019

    Faded, chalky, oxidized gel coat can be brought back to its original luster and shine, with these simple steps. …Read More

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    Teak Trimming Tips

    Kim Kavin
    Jan 3, 2019

    From teak cabinet doors to teak railings, trim strips and moldings, our experts lay out the basics to provide the best care for your boat. …Read More

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    Preserving Boat Propellers: Four Ways to Make Your Prop Last Longer

    Brett Becker
    Dec 6, 2018

    Though they have no moving parts of their own, boat propellers can benefit greatly from routine care. …Read More

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    Winterizing Your Boat's Fuel Tank

    Lenny Rudow
    Oct 25, 2018

    Should you leave your boat’s gasoline fuel tank full or empty during winter storage? Here’s what you need to know to winterize your fuel system. …Read More

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    How To Winterize a Boat

    Gary Reich
    Oct 11, 2018

    Prepping for hibernation can't be ignored—here's are all the details on winterizing your boat. …Read More

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    Boat Repair: DIY Tips for Boaters

    Lenny Rudow
    Sep 6, 2018

    Many boaters enjoy spending DIY time with their boat. Use these tips, to make your boat repair efforts as effective as possible. …Read More

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    How to Make Your Boat's Engine Faster

    Lenny Rudow
    Aug 9, 2018

    If you’d like to turn your boat into a “sleeper,” making your engine faster will help you leave the competition in your wake. …Read More

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    5 Outboard Engine Quick Fix Tips

    Lenny Rudow
    Aug 2, 2018

    Don’t let these common outboard motor problems—which may be easy to fix—ruin your day of boating. …Read More

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