Boat Repairs

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winterized cover boat
How to Winterize a Boat

Protect your expensive asset from potential weather damage.

A boater cleaning the bow of an old sailing boat.
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.

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How to Paint a Boat Hull

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

How to Winterize a Boat Motor

Winter is the perfect time to ready your boat for next year.

Double propeller of motor yacht
How to Change a Boat Propeller

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

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How to Repair a Damaged Fiberglass Boat Floor

It's one of the best choices you can make for your boat.

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How to Install a Rolling Door on Your Boathouse

Steel rolling doors minimize maintenance costs.

A man on a boat.
Boat Hull Repair: Fixing a Cracked Hull

Boat owners should understand some basic repair tasks.

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Splice Rope to a Sailboat Anchor Chain

Learning how to splice a rope to a sailboat anchor chain is a great idea if you own a boat.

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Picking Out a New Boat Battery

When picking a new boat battery, the most crucial question to consider is how much to spend.

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How to Make Storage Space for Small Boat Trailers

The article discusses a series of steps to build a storage room for small boat trailer.

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Boat Deck Repair: 7 Tips for Painting Your Deck

Painting is a very important part of your boat deck repair effort.

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How to Use Epoxy in Boat Deck Repairs

A boat deck repair can be accomplished using an epoxy sealant material designed to seal cracks.

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Boat Maintenance: Flushing a Boat Engine

Running water through a boat engine is good practice.

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How to Install Trim Tabs

Trim tabs are essential gears for any boat.

A boat trailer.
How Often Should I Apply Wheel Grease to a Boat Trailer?

The bearings in a boat trailer wheel are essential.

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Adding Boat Carpet

If you want to customize your boat, you can add carpet for added comfort and eye catching style.

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How to Build a Boat Lift for Your Houseboat

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

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How to Replace Boat Carpeting

Boat carpeting is a good way to keep the boat's floor look cozy and comfortable.

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Tips for Building with Composite Plastic Decking on Your Houseboat

Composite plastic decking is manufactured using a mixture of wood and plastic.

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How to Secure Furniture in Your Houseboat

Living in a houseboat is a water lover's dream.

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How to Choose Epoxy Curing Agents

Epoxy is a two-part adhesive that is not all created equal.

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How to Polish a Fiberglass Boat

A fiberglass boat comes with typically shiny and robust characteristics.

shrink wrapped boat
How to Repair Torn Boat Shrink Wrap

A heavy duty tape can do the job.

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Boat Repair: Fixing a Cracked Floor

Fixing cracks in your boat doesn't have to be difficult.

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Haul-out Your Sailboat for the Winter

Winter is a good opportunity for repairs.

dock ladder
How to Keep Dock Ladders Rust Free

Enjoy your swim and make sure you can get back out.

Healthy wooden flooring on a boat deck.
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.

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Fiberglass Boat Painting Tips

On fiberglass boats, they are sold with a color gel coat instead of actual paint. These coats will fade

small boat on the shore
Should I Use Marine Plywood to Replace a Dinghy Floor?

It's important to ask whether the bottom will fall out.

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4 Tips for Increasing an Airboats Horsepower

Airboats are flat-bottomed vessels that are propelled using an aircraft propeller. Also known as fanboats, these types of boats are powered using an automotive engine or an aircraft engine. One of the main draws of riding an airboat is its speed. However, it can be quite difficult to get the airboat

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How to Install a Boat Bench Seat

A boat bench seat is a type of seat that can be found on a bass boast which is a type of a recreational fishing boat. This type of boat is cushioned in order to show full support to any fishermen reeling in even the biggest bass. Thus, this type of bench is made from durable materials. If you have a

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How to Clean Boat Propellers

Boat propellers are manufactured from stainless steel, bronze or Nibral alloy. They are corrosion-resistant, but external growth such as barnacles, slime or mussels develop in marine environment. The growth of these on props cause unbalance, disrupts in the laminar flow and cause cavitations, reducing

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How to Install a Boat Bilge Pump

A boat bilge pump protects the boat from sinking. Every boat has a bilge or sump area where water collects. The main purpose of using a bilge pump is to remove more water from the boat. Since fuel is present in the bilge it is designed in such a way that it does not spark when turning it on or off. Since

Wood ladder in the water off the side of a dock
How to Build a Dock Ladder

Provide safe passage on and off the pier.

A boat.
Repairing a Fiberglass Boat with Epoxy

Fiberglass is tough but can still be damaged.

boat connected to a trailer hookup
How to Wire a Boat Trailer Winch

Wiring the winch can be done easily.

speed boat parked at a dock
How to Maintain Boat Upholstery

Keep it clean and ready to repel water.

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The Best 6 Types of Freshwater Fishing Boats

There are many freshwater fishing boats to choose from.

A house boat.
How to Build a Houseboat Foundation

Some people consider a houseboat a home.

Two chairs on the back of a moving boat
How to Refinish a Wooden Boat Deck

It'll see heavy wear and tear over the years.

a boat tied to a dock on the water
Aluminum vs Fiberglass Boats

Buying a boat can be a big investment.

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Advantages of Metal Flooring in Your Boat

Metal flooring is one of the best choices you can make for your boat. Other commonly used materials for

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Tips for Bow Thruster Maintenance

A bow thruster is something you commonly find on a boat. It is usually found mounted to the bow of a

boat in shrink wrap
How to Shrink Wrap a Boat

It's a highly effective method of winter protection.