Boat Maintenance

angler looking through boat storage

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

March 1, 2020
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…
Life Vest: photo credit Tim Allard

So Many Reasons to Own a Jump Starting Battery Pack

December 10, 2018
Having a portable jump starting battery pack is a good idea if you’re an outdoors enthusiast. Whether camping or hunting in a remote wooded area, fishing in the middle of the lake, or on the side of…
News & Tips: Simple Tips for Cleaning Your Boat From Top to Bottom...

Simple Tips for Cleaning Your Boat From Top to Bottom

June 19, 2018
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

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…
Life Vest: photo credit Tim Allard

5 Ways to Inspect and Maintain an Inflatable Life Vest

March 28, 2017
Inflatable life jackets or vests are popular items for anglers and boaters. Although easy to use, vests require ongoing care and maintenance to keep them in good working order throughout their…
News & Tips: 10 Boating Essentials Under $25

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

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...

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…
Man prepping boat motor for winter

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

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: Marine & Boat Battery Maintenance Tips...

Marine & Boat Battery Maintenance Tips

May 31, 2013
Batteries and boats go hand-in-hand, whether you rely on the cranking power needed to start your engine or a constant current from a deep-cycle to run your electronics. Proper boat battery…
Boat owner covering boat

How to Choose the Right Boat Cover Type for Your Boat (video)

May 23, 2013
Owning a boat is a major investment. A boat is also your best friend when you're on the water. And, as with all cherished items, you want to protect and prolong your boats value, maintaining its…