Boat Care

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Boat Safety Tips for Independence Day

The 4th of July is a summertime staple for Americans. It’s a holiday that brings our melting pot together as first-generation citizens and immigrants stand side-by-side with families who have been here for decades. As all of us come together

STA-BIL Marine Tune-Up: What You Need to Know

When The Knack said, “Ooh you make my motor run, my motor run” in the 1979 hit “My Sharona,” they were not talking about marine engines. We know, we know, we were shocked, too. Maybe it’s because we live and

303 Marine Graphene Nano Spray Coating: What You Need to Know

It’s no secret that marine environments are harsh, and quite frankly, it’s tough to be a boat. Sunshine, salt water, and inclement weather are three foes that quietly challenge the integrity of any toy that’s sitting in the dock or

What High Gas Prices Mean For Boaters

When it’s a sunny Saturday in the middle of summer, and every boat slip in the marina is occupied, it typically means one thing – high gas prices. Boaters live to take their toys out for an afternoon pleasure cruise

How to Determine the Right Boat for You

With so many options, trying to find the right boat to match your lifestyle is a tall order. What type of boat do you want? What do you plan to use it for? How far do you want to be

STA-BIL 360 Marine: What You Need to Know

When you combine the harsh effects of marine climates with the harmful properties of ethanol-blended fuels, your boat is up a creek without a paddle. That spells trouble for two reasons. First, your boat’s performance suffers because it’s not adequately

Top 5 Ways to Properly Maintain Your Diesel Engine

If you own a diesel engine, it’s important to pay attention to how it differs from gasoline engines. But as with gasoline engines, regular maintenance is key. While both types of engines convert the chemical energy to mechanical energy or

Best Green Cleaning Products for Eco Friendly Cleaning

When it comes to cleaning messes in your home and in life, you want products that will get the job done. But as concerns grow regarding the impact cleaning products have on indoor health, pet health, and the outdoors, there

Understanding Corrosion In and Around Your Boat

Corrosion is a concern for many boaters. Corrosion damage is often unsightly, unsafe and costly. It is possible to rise to the challenge posed by various sources of corrosion. As Mercury Marine says, “Marine corrosion is a fact of boating

Vinyl Boat Seat Cleaning and Conditioning Tips

Spring is in full swing, which means that warm, sunny days are just around the corner. While there is plenty to look forward to, as a boater, there’s likely nothing you love more than getting out on the water. If

The Top 5 Boat Shows in the US

Boat shows: they’re a great way to get out there and check out the things you love the most – boats! Today, there are dozens of fantastic boat shows around the U.S., specializing in everything from luxury yachts to speed

Set Sail with 303 Marine Products

Many are captivated by the adventure and romance of sailing. More than a century ago, novelist Jack London set out from San Francisco aboard his custom-designed craft. He was so eager to embark on his adventure that he did so

How to Restore the Shine to Your Fiberglass Boat

Spring is here, and summer is just around the corner. Harbors are busy, sailboats are out, and you might be getting ready for a season on the water with your fiberglass boat, too. If your boat has been sitting in

Make Your Boat’s Gelcoat Shine

It is important to clean, restore and protect your fiberglass boat’s gelcoat. With water skiing, tubing, fishing and other water-based activities beckoning, it’s easy to put it off. However, it’s important to tackle oxidation and staining before it gets out

Protect Your Boat with 303 Premium Products

The marine environment is often harsh. Bright sun delivers damaging UV rays. Coastal boaters cope with the corrosive effects of salt. Waterborne and airborne contaminants are common. Think of 303 Marine Aerospace Protectant as sunscreen for your boat. Also, consider

How to Clean & Protect Marine Canvas and Bimini Tops

Marine canvas is a part of the boating experience for many enthusiasts. It appears in many forms, including: Bimini tops Boat covers Steering station covers Cockpit curtains Umbrellas There are a variety of marine fabrics on the market. Vinyl-coated polyester

How to Use 303 Mold & Mildew Cleaner+Blocker

When you own a boat, preventing mold and mildew stains is a nonstop battle, thanks to the moisture that constantly plagues your watercraft. That’s why you should always keep a bottle of 303 Mold & Mildew Cleaner+Blocker on hand to

Ski Boat Maintenance

Hitting the lake on long summer days, cutting through the water at high speed, spending quality time with friends and family; for many people, it doesn’t get much better than this. Ski boats are loads of fun. But despite this

Boating Season is on Its Way!

The abundant joys and sublime pleasures of the boating season await! There’s the hypnotic sound of waves gently caressing the hull. In the evening, calming waters reflect the light from multi-hued sunsets. To get the most out of the boating

What is STA-BIL Diesel All Season Fuel Additive?

By Grant Hinton They say birds of the same feather flock together. The same thought process could be made for those with diesel-powered vehicles. You understand the benefits that come with the green handle fuel, but you also know all

Gel Coat Oxidation Removal & Prevention

Over time, the gel coat covering your fiberglass hull oxidizes, resulting in a dull, chalk-like appearance and leaving the surface more susceptible to staining. In most cases gel coat oxidation can be removed. Follow the gel coat oxidation removal steps

Best Uses for STA-BIL Rust Stopper

Protecting your metal belongings from rust can seem like a daunting task, especially if you’ve left them exposed to the elements for a long time. However, there is a solution that prevents corrosion and ensures your metal stays in pristine

Boat Maintenance – A Year-Round Guide

Like a car or any other vehicle, boats need specific care related to the weather during each season of the year. This ensures that the vessel will be protected against the elements and ready to go when it hits the

Essential Boat Maintenance Checklist: Spring

Boat owners have a special reason to look forward to melting snow. It’s almost time to get out on the beautiful, peaceful water with friends and loved ones! Of course, before you make waves, you should make sure your vessel

Best Mold Removal Products

If you suspect there’s mold in your home or boat, you need to work quickly to identify and remove it. That’s because mold can lead to health problems that could range from constant coughing and stuffy nose to serious lung

Find Ethanol Free Gas Near Me With This Map!

Some drivers are always on the hunt for the most affordable fuel, while others are looking for ethanol-free gas. If you fall into the latter category, you’ll appreciate a map of gas stations that offer non-ethanol gas. If you’re not familiar

How to Apply 303 Fabric Guard on Your Boat

When you spend most of your time floating in a lake or ocean, the ability to repel water is a big deal! That’s why the interior of your boat needs a little help from products that were formulated specifically to

Keep Your Fuel Sta-Bilized

Whether you are putting away your summer gardening equipment or simply storing some fuel for emergencies, it is important to properly protect the fuel and the components that carry it from degradation and break down. In as little as 30

Choose the STA-BIL Fuel Additive That’s Best for You!

*Corrosion Control test is an accelerated corrosion test based on a modification of the NACE TM 0172 test protocol, replacing distilled water with synthetic sea water per ASTM D665 Part B. Synthetic sea water is more likely to cause corrosion

What is the Shelf Life of STA-BIL® Fuel Stabilizer?

The STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer® Shelf Life Defined If you have an unopened bottle of STA-BIL, it will be good for up to five years. Then once you open the bottle we recommend using within two years for best results. However,

The Only Boat Storage Advice You’ll Ever Need

You’ve enjoyed another day on the water in your boat, but it’s time to pack it in and say goodbye until next time. Now what? Where do you take your boat when it’s not in use? If you’re not sure

What Is the Difference Between Marine Motors and Car Motors?

If you’re fixing up your boat, you might be thinking about replacing your old marine motor with a new one. As you look at the engines on the market, you might notice that automobile motors are often cheaper than marine

How to Use Fogging Oil

If you have any type of vehicle that sits in storage for months at a time, you should look into using fogging oil if you want to protect the engine. This product offers a way to keep inactive engine components

How to Maintain a Marine Battery

A major part of taking good care of your boat is maintaining its battery. After all, your boat won’t run unless the battery works right, and this part won’t work right if you don’t keep it clean and properly charged

How to Clean A Boat Hull Yourself

One of the undeniable facts about owning a boat is that you’ll have to get your hands a little dirty to keep it in tip-top shape. Protecting your investments means maintaining your boat with the highest-quality and most effective cleaning

Should You Clean Your Boat’s Fuel Tank?

Boat tanks can get dirty in several ways. For example, maybe the hose you use to fuel up has sediment that finds its way into the tank. Perhaps the quality of the fuel was not great in the first place,

Top 9 Car Wash Accessories

303 Grit Guard Wash Bucket First things first, start your car wash off with a bucket that works for you, not against you. 303’s Grit Guard Wash Bucket keeps all of that dirt and debris you are washing off your

Best Boat Trips 2018

The wide open water beckons. You’re ready to take your boat out or to rent one for adventures, but you don’t have all the time in the world. You gotta prioritize your trips wisely, so what are some excellent boat

How to Replace Marine Upholstery

If you spend a lot of time on your boat, your upholstery gets exposed to sun, wind, rain and other weather elements. It’ll probably start to crack, tear or fade in time and need replacing. If you’re wondering whether replacing

How to Clean a Boat Interior

Your boat is your baby, and you’ll want to keep her as clean as the day you first took her home. Cleaning the outside of your boat is important to ensure everything runs efficiently. Yet keeping the interiors clean, protected

Caring for Your Boat Trailer

You love your boat trailer. Sure, it can be a pain to handle sometimes, but it is the reason you get all of these adventures on the water. So, all things considered, you’re happy to have the trailer you do.

Get Your Fishing Boat Ready for the Season

If you are a fishing enthusiast, you know that no time of year is better than fishing season. You have all your tackle ready to go, and you might have even purchased a new rod and some lures over the

Step by Step Guide to Bringing Your Boat Out of Storage

Now that it’s nice outside, it’s time to bring the boat out of storage and get it ready to use over the summer. Just as it’s recommended that boat owners winterize their boat before putting it into storage, it’s also

Mold Vs. Mildew: What’s the Difference?

It’s easy for people to mix up mold with mildew, considering both are fungi known to thrive in warm areas that have a lot of moisture. But there are some differences between the two that people should know before trying

How to Prevent Rust

Rust is the dreaded reddish-brown discoloration that frequently shows up on certain types of metal — such as iron and steel — after it’s been exposed to water. Not only is this issue unsightly, but it can also cause the

Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas: The World’s Largest Cruise Ship

More than 100 years ago, the Titanic was the largest cruise ship on the water. But today, a ship that’s twice as high and twice as wide is the new queen of the sea. With 18 decks and seven “neighborhoods,”

What Is Rust?

Rust is a common issue that most people know they would like to avoid, but they don’t know much beyond that. So, what is rust? Learning the answer to this question is a good start to the process of preventing

Bilge Cleaning: How to Clean Your Boat’s Bilge

One of the most important duties of boat owners is keeping the boat clean. In particular, it’s important to keep the bilge area free of excess water and dirt. Not cleaning the boat bilge often enough can lead to bacterial

How Do Stain Guards Work?

We’ve all seen those cool videos where someone sprays a fabric guard onto a shirt and then proceeds to pour mustard and wine and nuclear waste onto it without any resulting stain. The question is, how are they doing it?

UV Protection for Car Paint

“I know UV rays can damage car paint, but I’m not sure why – or what to do about it.” – Pretty much everyone How to prevent UV damage to your car paint Park in the Shade Wash your car,

Quick Detailer vs Waterless Wash

The Quick Detailer category was created in 1981 when Meguiar’s released their Trigger Wash (subsequently renamed “Quick Detailer” to avoid confusion). Since then the rise of spray and wipe cleaning products has been rapid. The technology has advanced substantially to

What To Look For When Buying Your First Boat

Boat Types, Marine Inspections & More Are you a first-time boat buyer looking for a little bit of insight? Here’s a list of all the things you should check out before you purchase that boat you’ve always wanted. Boat Types

How To Maintain A Boat Outboard Motor

Outboard engines make the difference between an enjoyable day on the water and a long stretch of rowing your boat back to dock. For this reason, outboard motor maintenance is a key part of owning a boat. In this boat

How To Protect Your Boat’s Vinyl Seats

Just like you apply sunscreen to protect your skin — you also need to think about protecting your vinyl boat seats from the effects of sun, weather and time. In this all-hands-on-deck blog, we will walk you through some of

DIY: Boat Propeller Repairs

Repairing the propeller on a boat is a simple process. You can do these repairs on your own, but you must ensure that each step in the process is handled with the greatest care. Repair your propeller using the process

Inspecting Your Boat – 20 Parts That You Should Analyze Before Launching Your Boat

Before performing a boat launch, you should thoroughly inspect numerous components, such as the rudder, the vessel’s radios, the alternator, the battery, the fuel tank, the anodes and the ballast tanks. You can also evaluate the motor’s intakes, which allow

Winterizing A Boat

Summer has come and gone, with fall upon us the chore of winterizing your beloved boat is upon us. Winterizing is well known to all boaters, but it does not have to be a dreaded adventure. Protecting your investment from

Detailing Your Boat Like a Pro

Boats are incredibly useful additions to our lives as they allow us to explore some of the most peaceful parts of the world on the open water and they encourage relaxation. After a period of time and use, however, your

What is the Best Way to Apply 303 Fabric Guard?

303 Fabric Guard provides a quick and easy way to retreat outdoor fabric and restore their water repellency. Here’s how to apply it to your outdoor fabric.

What are the Differences Among STA-BIL® Products?

A look at the differences among STA-BIL® Branded products for easy classic car, marine and power equipment storage and maintenance.

How To Winterize Your Boat

Getting ready for winter? As you enjoy the season’s final weeks of sea and sunshine, start preparing to winterize your boat. Whether your boat has an outboard, gas inboard or stern drive engine, the following nine steps will assure quick,

A Perspective on Running Equipment Dry Before Storage

While it sounds like a good idea, it could actually harm your engine and make it harder to hit the ground running when taking items out of storage Many contractors and homeowners alike have several pieces of outdoor power equipment