Monthly Archives: January 2011

Tip of the week – Fiberglass maintenance

Your boat’s gelcoat surface is its skin. There are dos and don’ts about gelcoat maintenance. From the factory the gelcoat is a smooth  surface that shines; abrasives such as comet or soft scrub will deteriorate that shine and smoothness. Always avoid using any products that contain acids. The non-skid is probably the toughest to clean. Starbrite makes a […]

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Tip of the week – Rubbrail maintenance.

The rubbrail is an important part of your boat not only in protection but appearance as well. One way to repair minor scratches is by lightly sanding with 220 grit sand paper, wet or dry. Then rubbing the area with acetone. Finally apply a coating of silicone spray. This will keep your boat looking show […]

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What’s the Big Deal About Wiring?

What’s the big deal about boat wiring? I’ve been asked for years by clients and friends alike “What’s the big deal about boat wiring?” so I decided to put down my ideas on the subject once and for all. There are three things that distinguish  great wiring from the mediocre; organization, materials, and time. OrganizationThe […]

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Tip of the week – Steering maintenance

Mechanical or hydraulic, be sure to rinse your steering with lots of fresh water after use. Pay particular attention to the steering rod and end caps. After rinsing spray with silicone spray to keep seals moist. This will save you money on end caps in hydraulic applications.

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