Detailing Your Boats Engine

DETAIL YOUR BOAT ENGINE Detailing your boat’s engine is part of the author’s maintenance regime. Find out why. By Kevin Falvey You probably love your boat, but remember it’s the engine that makes possible all those cool boating adventures (“docktail cruisers” and nonauxiliary sailboats excepted). A clean engine makes visual inspections more effective. And the…

Maintaining Your Investment

Big or small, basic or customized, every boat needs to be maintained. Fortunately, routine maintenance and small repairs aren’t that tough. In the long run, a little elbow grease will definitely pay off. Wash Your Boat The first and simplest task is to wash your boat regularly. If you boat in saltwater, rinse your boat…

Winter Layup Tips for Your Boat

Winter Layup Tips for Your Boat In many parts of the country, this is transition season, time to haul and winterize your boat.  Fall haul-out nearly matches the urgency level of spring launch in your need to complete the task. Winter is coming, but don’t let that ticking clock make you miss some steps in…

Five Ways to Make Your Outboard Engine Perform Better

  If you’re a boater who was born before 1980, your first outboard engine memories probably resemble this: An adult male relative (your father, most likely) is bent over the the family skiff’s smoke-belching, cantankerous two-stroke engine with a can of starting fluid in one hand and a hammer in the other. More simply put,…