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How-to: Maintenance

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    How To Paint a Boat

    Doug Logan
    Mar 12, 2020

    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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    Boat Buyers Beware: 10 Hidden Problems to Look For in Used Boats

    Lenny Rudow
    Mar 11, 2020

    If you’re looking for a used boat, you’ll want to go over it with a microscope and make absolutely, positively sure it doesn't have any of these 10 common problems - which commonly go unnoticed. …Read More

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    Spring Commissioning for Your Boat

    Gary Reich
    Mar 6, 2020

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

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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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