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​How To Restore Shine To A Fiberglass Boat

Contrary to popular belief, the shine on your boat does not come from within. In fact, it comes from taking care of one of the most important parts of your boat’s appearance: its fiberglass. And taking care of fiberglass is about more than preventing bad things from accumulating—it’s also about knowing how to restore your fiberglass when something does [...]

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​How To Clean A Boat Carpet

If everything else on your boat is working fine, there’s still one thing that can throw off a perfectly good afternoon for boating: a bad carpet. Whether it’s an unsightly stain or a foul stench emanating from your boat’s floor, it’s important to know how to clean it properly and how to keep it clean. Here are some [...]

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​Fiberglass Hull Gouge Repair

There’s nothing more disheartening for a boat owner than to see their carefully-maintained hull suddenly suffer a gouge. Gouges aren’t only unsightly, but can lead to more substantial problems such as leakage and long-term hull damage. We’ve put together a few tips for the best practices in fiberglass hull gouge repair to help you maintain your craft.It Gets Worse [...]

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​Buffing A Boat Gel Coat

If they actually sold elbow grease at boating and hardware stores, you wouldn’t need posts like this. But when it comes to buffing a boat gel coat, there’s no reason that you have to accept a fate of hard work and manual labor. There are better ways to buff your boat, especially if you commit to the right equipment, [...]

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​Boat Hatch Gasket & Seal Replacement Guide

Outside of the hull, there may be no better place on your boat to have a firm and confident seal than on the boat hatch. Separating one area from another is the name of the game here—and if you don’t have it properly sealed down, it could lead to all sorts of problems. The good news is that [...]

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​Caulking Boat Seams – Tips & Recommendations

Caulking and sealing are two of the most vital things any handy person can learn. When it comes to a vehicle that moves on water, it’s even more important. A proper caulking job will keep a boat well-protected and sealed, which in turn means more life for your investment. A proper caulking job will mean your boat looks better, too. [...]

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​How To Repair Gelcoat Chips

Want your boat to look new? Most of that “like-new” look depends on the gelcoat. That means you’re going to need to take care of it. To do that, you’ll need a great routine for cleaning and waxing your boat, and you need to understand what to do if some of your gelcoat chips off. The good news is [...]

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​How To Fix A Hole In A Fiberglass Boat

It’s every boat owner’s worst nightmare: the dreaded hole in the fiberglass. Letting on water is worrisome enough, but if you leave the issue unaddressed, you’ll find that it can lead to long-term water damage that can detract from your boat’s appearance and performance. This is more than just a cosmetic change: you need your boat to perform at [...]

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​Winterizing An Inboard Boat – A Simple Guide

A boat with an inboard engine can have tremendous benefits—but it can also require some special maintenance that boat owners need to be aware of. That’s particularly true when winter’s on the horizon and your boat has to sail through the cold months in the best possible shape. Here are some simple tips for winterizing an inboard boat the [...]

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​Prepping A Boat For Bottom Paint

Painting tends to be a straight-forward process. But what if you’re about to paint something that’s destined for the water? The story changes. That’s certainly the case when prepping a boat for bottom paint! When preparing for this project, you need to consider various elements like wax, gel coat, and how well the paint will adhere to the hull. [...]

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