Boat Maintenance

angler looking through boat storage
42,134

How to Install Carpet on a Boat Deck in 8 Easy Steps

Whether building a new boat deck or dealing with existing carpet that has weathered, installing fresh-fibered boat carpeting is a relatively easy and pain-free task. Not only will new threads…
442

Boat Cover Buyer's Guide

Once you’ve decided to purchase a boat cover to protect your investment, the next challenge is finding one that fits properly and meets your requirements. This guide is intended to help you through…
News & Tips: Simple Tips for Cleaning Your Boat From Top to Bottom...
121,963

Simple Tips for Cleaning Your Boat From Top to Bottom

A fishing boat covets a great deal of pride and joy for its owner. Not only does it hold the greatest investment in this sport we enjoy, but it also becomes our "floating office" each time we step in…
Anglers in a tracker boat
145,584

Quiz: How Much do You Know About Boat Maintenance? Test Your Boat I.Q. Here!

There are several factors to consider when you own a boat, and one of them is making sure the boat, motor and other mechanical parts are ready to go when you are. Take the quiz below to test your…
303

Boat Winterizing Tips

For boaters and fishermen in northern states, it’s sad but true. Summer has slipped from our grasp and the cool winds of fall will soon turn into the first snow of winter. While there may still be…
News & Tips: 5 Ways to Make a Trolling Motor Last
10,973

5 Ways to Make a Trolling Motor Last

A boat trolling motor is an integral part of an anglers boating set up. Designed to make time on the water easier and more efficient, as with anything electronic, regular inspection and maintenance…
News & Tips: Prepare Your Boat to Catch Fish All Winter Long...
6,639

Prepare Your Boat to Catch Fish All Winter Long

Anglers in Texas, Alabama, and Florida have it easy. There’s never an “off-season” from fishing. Half the time it seems like you’re filling up my November and December social media feeds with photos…
News & Tips: 10 Boating Essentials Under $25
42,729

10 Boating Essentials Under $25

Having a great day on the water is one of the joys of summer. While you can’t control some things, like weather and boat traffic, you can keep your vessel in top shape while carrying the right…
News & Tips: A Guide to Getting Your Boat & Trailer Ready for Summer (video)...
11,617

A Guide to Getting Your Boat & Trailer Ready for Summer (video)

A couple hours dedicated to insure both boat and trailer are ready for the water is a wise investment in time, one likely to pay dividends in hassle-free boating and fishing throughout the season.…
News & Tips: Ethanol-blended Gasoline and Your Outboard Engine...
3,397

Ethanol-blended Gasoline and Your Outboard Engine

The ethanol-blended fuel E-10 refers to fuel that contains 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline — a common blend now found at the pumps when purchasing regular grade fuel. Introduced to provide…
Man prepping boat motor for winter
51,975

6 Basic Steps to Winterizing Your Boat, Trailer & Motor

As the days grow shorter and winter's chill begins to take hold, the sad task of preparing the boat for its yearly hibernation has once again arrived. Winterizing your boat is a necessary step to…
News & Tips: Ongoing Boat Maintenance Tips
4,410

Ongoing Boat Maintenance Tips

My boat sees water time from April to November. Although the bookends of its season contain a healthy chunk of maintenance, there are also plenty of regular duties I do to keep my vessel running in…