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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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The Boatbuilding History at Kingman Yacht Center

We’ve talked with the old-timers and pored through history books and periodicals to learn the real story of boatbuilding on Red Brook Harbor, much of it dating back into the 1800's. But when it comes to Kingman it’s somewhat confusing. Here’s what we’ve got: Our boatyard’s founder, T. Barry Kingman,... Continue reading
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Getting Your Boat Ready for Spring: Installing Trim Tabs

Short of repowering your boat, there’s probably no single improvement that will make a bigger difference in your boat’s performance than installing trim tabs on a powerboat that doesn’t already have them. Trim tab kits are readily available from West Marine or any of the major online marine retailers. You’ll... Continue reading
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Getting Your Boat Ready for Spring: Electrical System Maintenance

You rely on your boat's electrical system to run lights, electronics, appliances, pumps and gauges - and to start the engine - so annual servicing is critical. This spring someone, either you or your boatyard, should: -- Clean D/C positive and negative wiring connections, batteries, fuse blocks, circuit protection and... Continue reading