Boat Maintenance

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 boat maintenance knowledge.
 

Prepare Your Boat to Catch Fish All Winter Long

Whether it’s going to be 7 or 70, if you’re headed to the lake on a winter day you better have undertaken proper preparation. The following is a short list of steps that you can take so that you can be good to go when the right day comes along.

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 boating supplies and gear. Here are a few handy accessories to have aboard, and each costs under $25.

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 marine carpeting is a relatively easy and pain-free task. Not only will new threads increase the cosmetics of your boat ten-fold, but will also be a welcome relief for your tender feet.

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. Here are important steps to getting your boat prepped and ready for the summer.

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 increased air quality benefits when used in conjunction with automobiles, precautions need to be taken when fuelling your boat marine motor with ethanol-blended gasoline. Some dangers may exist.

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 protect your investment while in deep freeze; it's also a good way to ensure that your boat is running in tip-top shape once the season resumes.

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 top shape. These chores are preventative, part of regular upkeep, and a component of a servicing schedule. The following are a few important boat check-up tasks to keep in mind throughout the season; this list is by no means exhaustive.

Accessories to Keep Your Boat Organized

 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 will keep your vessel organized.

Cases, Boxes and Bags for Your Boat