How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Repower with Outboards

    Lenny Rudow
    Jun 21, 2018

    Buying a new outboard (or two) is a huge financial commitment. Here are a few of the considerations experts make when recommending new power. …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    Ready to Switch from Gas to Diesel?

    Lenny Rudow
    May 31, 2018

    Boat owners must weigh the advantages and disadvantages of switching their engines from gas to diesel. …Read More

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    Basic Boat Maintenance: How to Maintain a Boat

    Gary Reich
    May 10, 2018

    If you want to keep your boat looking like new, nothing is more important than keeping up with basic boat maintenance. Here's how to keep your gel coat, canvas, upholstery, and brightwork in tip-top shape. …Read More

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    Spring Commissioning for Your Boat

    Gary Reich
    Mar 22, 2018

    Everything you need to know to get your boat ready for the spring season can be found right here. …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    How To Paint a Boat

    Doug Logan
    Mar 1, 2018

    Whether you're maintaining the topsides of a wooden classic or covering up old, faded gelcoat, the same prep and painting techniques apply. …Read More

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    How To Winterize a Boat

    Gary Reich
    Oct 12, 2017

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

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    Maintaining Your Boat’s Diesel Engine

    Ed Sherman
    Sep 27, 2017

    Some parts of today’s marine diesels are complicated, but the basics of owner maintenance are pretty much the same as they’re always been. …Read More

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    Boating Tips: How to Plug Screw Holes Below the Waterline in a Boat

    Lenny Rudow
    Jul 18, 2017

    This method of plugging old screw holes is effective, and will save you from a trip to the repair shop. …Read More

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    10 Tips to Keep Gel Coat Gleaming

    Lenny Rudow
    May 23, 2017

    We all want our boats to look as shiny as a mirror. Use these 10 maintenance tips, and your gel coat will gleam. …Read More

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