Types of Boat Steering Systems

If you are a discerning boat owner that takes an interest in how your boat operates, you probably pay attention to your boat’s steering system. This is especially true when it’s time to replace the boat’s steering system.  There are two main types of boat steering systems. The first type is mechanical steering systems divided…

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Benefits of Ceramic Coating

Mother nature can be brutal to your yacht. The outside elements can do considerable harm to your boat inside and out. This is especially true in coastal climates where saltwater and sea spray can damage a range of materials like nylon, plastic, vinyl, stainless steel, paint, fiberglass or wood. For this reason, it is important…

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Precautions When Refueling Your Boat

Land-based fires are scary, however, at sea, they are downright terrifying. Every year it seems we see dramatic videos or hear of a heart-wrenching disaster involving maritime fire. While not an extremely common occurrence, boat fires do happen and can cause major damage, injury and even death. Factoring in that emergency responders may not be…

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How to Detail a Boat’s Interior

It’s hard not to feel a sense of pride watching others stare at her as she floats by, seeing how they admire her, knowing she belongs to you. Yes, we are talking about one of your greatest treasures … your boat. Owners of expensive sports cars know this feeling too. A car needs regular detailing…

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A Faulty Fuel Gauge Can Wreck Your Day

Imagine you are having the best day. Calm water, blue skies, fun with family and friends and then it comes to a screeching halt. You are forced to endure the maritime equivalent of a walk of shame … getting towed to shore because you ran out of gas. Unless you are completely unobservant, how can…

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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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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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