Boat Repairs

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Environmentally Friendly Boat Cleaning Tips

Harsh cleaning chemicals aren't always best. Keep it green next boating season when you're preparing your boat for the water.

How to Paint a Boat Hull

Give your hull a paint job that's sea worthy.

How to Winterize a Boat Motor

Winter means the end of boating season, but it's the perfect time to make sure your boat is ready for next year.

How to Change a Boat Propeller

You can learn how to change a boat propeller by yourself instead of calling in the professionals. All

Boat Floor Dry Rot

My 1987 17.5' F&S has a very soft spot behind the driver's seat. I'm sure it's dry rot and wondering

How to Adjust Boat Trailer Rollers

A boat and its trailer rest on rollers or bunks when idle.

How to Attach an Anchor Winch

Installing an electric anchor winch is relatively simple.

Convert to a Hydraulic Steering System

It helps steer your boat with minimal effort.

Boat Repair: Repairing the Transom

Repairing the transom of the boat is a minor boat repair.

How to Apply Boat Trailer Wheel Grease

Your boat trailer needs its wheel bearings properly greased.

How to Repair a Torn Boat Cover

There's no reason to throw that torn boat cover out. Repair it with a few simple steps.

6 Ways to Maintain Your Fiberglass Boat

Fiberglass boats don't need much maintenance.

Tips for Repairing a Soft Spot on Your Boat

A soft spot in your boat indicates a problem that needs to be addressed immediately.

How to Apply Gelcoat to a Boat

Applying gelcoat requires preparing the surface of the boat and using proper application techniques.

What Is a Fuel Water Separator?

A fuel water separator is a device that works to ensure clean fuel is delivered to the engine so that it doesn't get clogged up with impurities.

7 Signs It's Time to Fix Your Boat Stringers

Boat stringers are the lengths of wood under the boat deck that support it.

Prevent Overheating in Boat Engines

Boat engines are prone to overheating.

How to Restore Teak on Your Boat

When the teak accents on your boat begin to discolor and look blotchy, take steps to bring it back to life.

How to Jump Start a Boat Battery

Jump starting a boat is similar to jump starting a car.

Boat Repair: Fixing the Speedometer

Fixing the speedometer is a boat repair you can DIY.

3 Types for Boat Flooring

Consider the pros and cons of aluminum, wood, and fiberglass flooring.

Install an Outboard Bracket

An outboard bracket for your boat improves the line of thrust, center of effort and floatation. Enlist

How to Align a Tandem Boat Trailer Axle

If your boat trailer axle is not aligned, the trailer may not tow straight behind your car or truck,

Homemade Boat: Build a Small Row Boat

Can't wait for spring on the pond? Pass time this winter building your very own boat!

Tips for Cleaning a Boat Fuel Tank

Ensure your boat's fuel tank is clean to get the most out of it.

How to Replace Fiberglass Boat Flooring

Don't let damaged or rotting flooring ruin your summer of boating. Replace it!

How to Replace Boat Trailer Bunks

Keep your summer boating days easy by replacing old trailer bunks when they're wearing out.

How to Make a Boat Trailer

A small boat doesn't need a large, expensive trailer. Build your own by following these instructions.

How to Make a Boat Cover

Get your own custom-fit boat cover by opting to make one yourself and never worry about it slipping off again.

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Repairing a Rotting Boat Floor

A rotting boat floor spells disaster, but so does a bad repair. If you’re going to save money with self-repair, learn what not to do.

Make a Homemade Boat Trailer

Creating your own homemade boat trailer is no simple task. There are numerous safety and engineering

Build a Homemade Boat Lift

Building a homemade boat lift is far less expensive than buying one. Here are some steps to help you

Create a Homemade Boat Seat

A homemade boat can be constructed without too much experience. In order to build a boat the correct

How to Build a House Boat Foundation

Some people consider a houseboat to be a permanent residence, while others consider it just a boat. Houseboats

How to Frame a Houseboat on a Floating Base

A houseboat is something the do-it-yourself person that has some basic knowledge and the right tools

Build a Homemade Boat Anchor

Although buying a professionally made boat anchor is recommended for most boats, a homemade boat anchor

How to Build a Railing around Your Houseboat

To ensure the safety of all of those aboard your houseboat, build a railing that is sturdy and reliable.

How to Install a Pool Slide on Your Houseboat

There are so many different things you can add to your boathouse, such as a pool slide. A pool slide

How to Maintain the Underside of Your Houseboat

Maintaining the underside of your houseboat is one of the ongoing chores of being a boat owner. It is

How to Secure Furniture in Your Houseboat

Living in a houseboat is a water lover’s dream. You get to enjoy all the amenities of a modern

How to Connect Utilities to Your Houseboat

Most every houseboat is anchored for the majority of the time. When set up at a dock or marina, houseboats

How to Build a Boat Lift on Your Houseboat

A boat lift is an apparatus that is used to lift the boat out of the water. Sometimes boat lifts are

Tips for Building with Composite Plastic Decking on Your Houseboat

Composite plastic decking is so called because it is manufactured using a mixture of wood and plastic.

How to Build a Boathouse Floating Foundation

If you want to get away from it all, then few things are better than a boathouse. A boathouse will allow

How to Install a Rolling Door on Your Boathouse

Steel rolling doors minimize installation and maintenance costs. They are a great addition to a boathouse.