Category Archives: Maintenance

Tip of the week – Keeping a clean bilge

The most ignored area of your boat is the bilge. But think about it; it contains the bilge pumps, the trim tab pump, and bait-well pumps, as well as your oil tank on 2 strokes plus all your rigging from your engines. I find that a little bit of bleach goes a long way in […]

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Tip of the week – Cleaning your screens

There is a right way, and a wrong way to clean the screens on your displays. When your boat is due for a cleaning, make sure to wipe your electronics with a moist microfiber cloth then finish wiping with a synthetic silk cloth such as those used for sunglasses. Do not ever use any paper […]

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Tip of the week – Brightwork maintenance

Probably the biggest investment you have made in accessories for your boat is your T top or tower. These are probably made out of anodized aluminum. Salt water is the most caustic liquid to attack your finish. Always thoroughly rinse your brightwork when you come back from boating with plenty of fresh water. Always keep […]

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Tip of the week – What to do to keep your engine running smooth.

The #1 enemy for your engine is lack of use. During those slow months, the best thing to do is to start your engine on a bi-monthly basis. The very best way is to run it in the water. This will allow the fuel to run through the engine at normal operating speeds. If you […]

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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 – 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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