Boat Care

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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 for thriving 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

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,