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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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    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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    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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    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

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    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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    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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