Boat Maintenance

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

September 20, 2017
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…
News & Tips: Prepare Your Boat to Catch Fish All Winter Long...
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Prepare Your Boat to Catch Fish All Winter Long

November 11, 2015
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
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10 Boating Essentials Under $25

June 1, 2015
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: 5 Ways to Make a Trolling Motor Last
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5 Ways to Make a Trolling Motor Last

August 8, 2014
A 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 will…
News & Tips: How to Install Carpet on a Boat Deck in 8 Easy Steps...
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How to Install Carpet on a Boat Deck in 8 Easy Steps

August 1, 2014
Whether building a new boat deck or dealing with existing carpet that has weathered, installing fresh-fibered marine carpeting is a relatively easy and pain-free task. Not only will new threads…
News & Tips: A Guide to Getting Your Boat & Trailer Ready for Summer (video)...
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A Guide to Getting Your Boat & Trailer Ready for Summer (video)

March 1, 2014
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...
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Ethanol-blended Gasoline and Your Outboard Engine

January 31, 2014
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…
News & Tips: 6 Basic Steps to Winterizing Your Boat, Trailer & Motor...
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6 Basic Steps to Winterizing Your Boat, Trailer & Motor

November 13, 2013
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
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Ongoing Boat Maintenance Tips

September 9, 2013
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…
News & Tips: Accessories to Keep Your Boat Organized...
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Accessories to Keep Your Boat Organized

August 6, 2013
 An organized boat is more comfortable and safer than one cluttered with items on the floor and thrown into storage spaces. In this buyer's guide, I'll discuss some of the basic boat accessories that…
News & Tips: Simple Tips for Cleaning Your Boat From Top to Bottom...
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Simple Tips for Cleaning Your Boat From Top to Bottom

June 19, 2013
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…
News & Tips: Boat Trailer Preventive Maintenance
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Boat Trailer Preventive Maintenance

June 12, 2013
Damaged tire and rim with grease splattered when the hub hit the highway. Ever had your boat trailer break down on the highway? Such an event can get ugly really quick — even make the local papers…