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Getting Your Boat Ready for Spring: Safety Equipment and Paperwork

We’ve written a lot this off-season about structural and mechanical items to consider before your boat is launched.  We’ve begun launching season, so it’s time to make sure the all the details are considered.  Like compliance and paperwork.  Today, let’s check the glovebox and safety locker. Be sure that you’ve... Continue reading
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Got Leaks?

Tracking down an exterior fresh water leak aboard a boat might be the most frustrating service issue a boater can face.  That nagging drip whenever the rain blows hard onto the forward port quarter ... or the puddle on the galley counter that's there every time you leave the boat... Continue reading
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Getting Your Boat Ready for Spring: Replacing Your Battery

If it's time for a new battery for your boat, the main decision you'll have to make is: wet cell or AGM? The most common - and least expensive choice - is a wet, or flooded cell battery.  They provide lots of cranking amperage, making them excellent choices as starting batteries. Wet cell batteries... Continue reading
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Sailors: Don’t Neglect Your Winches

If it's been a while since you serviced your sailboat's winches, this before and after shot should speak for itself. Regular maintenance prolongs the life of these expensive machines and keeps them functioning properly. Although they may look just fine on the outside, poor maintenance results in friction and inefficiency... Continue reading