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Comments Off on Mast Up or Mast Down Winter Storage? Our Tips.

Mast Up or Mast Down Winter Storage? Our Tips.

Our recommendation: Remove the mast every three years unless circumstances require more frequent mast-down storage. Mast-up storage can save many hours in dismantling and reassembling rigging and electrical wiring. Since mast-up storage is quicker and a lot less work, total annual hauling and storage expenses are usually somewhat less compared... 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
Comments Off on Getting Your Boat Ready for Spring: Electrical System Maintenance

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