The Heartache of Fiberglass Damage

You love her, cherish her, take exquisite care of her, but inevitably it happens … the damage is done. A painful breakup with your significant other?  No, but equally traumatizing, finding fiberglass damage on your beloved boat. Captains know all too well the gut wrenching feeling that accompanies this dreaded discovery. Fiberglass boat repairs can…

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Overlooked but Important Boat Floor Repair

Those fortunate enough to own a boat typically take great pride in its appearance. Owners will take painstaking detail to ensure their vessel is in top shape. Regular engine tune-ups, the latest technology and gadgets and a shiny and solid hull are just some of the items that boat owners prioritize. However, there is one…

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Marine Engine Mounts: Often Forgotten, Always Important

Some things are just based on good old common sense. Every boat inspection should include a thorough examination of the engine. It is literally what drives the boat. Maybe the engine isn’t running smoothly, it’s vibrating. You have checked all the usual suspects… or have you? The engine is not the only component that could…

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Marine Electronics to Improve Style and Function

Owning a boat is truly living the dream. As a proud owner, she’s your pride and joy, your baby. Naturally, you want to hook her up with all the bells and whistles and we are not just talking about an eye catching flag flying from the mast. Nothing gets a boat captain’s heart beating faster…

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Boat Motor Repair

Boat owners know the joys of repeatedly experiencing “the best day ever” while out on the water. Sunny skies, calm seas and great company are the trifecta that create a perfect boating day. Boat owners also know how the “best day ever” can quickly turn into the “worst day ever” when your outboard engine fails…

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Everything You Needed to Know About Boat Oil Changes

 A car without a running engine is useless. It can’t take you anywhere and is basically just an overpriced place to sit. The same goes for a boat. If you don’t take care of your boat’s engine, your summer water fun can be limited to squeezing into your kid’s overpriced flamingo float, and no one…

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Questions to Ask Before Purchasing Wet Slip Storage

Boat ownership provides one of the best ways to enjoy the spoils of living in our coastal paradise. The crystal clear waterways of the Gulf of Mexico and local bays showcase a beauty that is hard to rival. Spending a summer day cruising, fishing and sightseeing offers hours of entertainment and priceless memories. However, a…

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Blistering Paint … Don’t Panic, Yet

A boat is typically a source of great joy for its owners, who understandably want it to stay in mint condition. Unfortunately, most will also experience the initial panic that sets in when blistering paint is first spotted. That unsightly bubble on a beloved boat is like finding a crack in the ceiling of your…

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The Essentials of Bottom Paint Removal

Lucky are the few who own a boat and live on the beautiful Gulf Coast where the boating season is long and thunderstorms are short. Those fortunate captains are keenly aware of all the tasks necessary to keep their vessels in premier shape. One of those tasks is the dreaded bottom paint removal. For non-dry…

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How Often Should You Paint the Bottom of Your Boat?

Owners of luxury yachts, small sailing crafts and family fishing boats all have a common goal: to keep their vessels looking great and running at optimal performance. Regular maintenance and tune-ups are key components, but another important facet is bottom paint. Your boat’s bottom paint not only keeps it looking shiny and new, but it…

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