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Friday, June 29, 2018

Most boaters agree that shade and sun protection is important, yet many boats still don’t have enough shade coverage. Adding more shade is not only a great investment in your boat, but it can make a big difference in your overall comfort and boating experience. There are a few options for added shade on your boat. You can buy a

by: Diane Seltzer, Marketing Director at SureShade

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Canvas & Upholstery

Monday, May 28, 2018

If you’re seeking shelter on the water, or even just looking to make your boat look and feel new(er) again, a well-designed enclosure will make a difference. A canvas addition consists of many complementary parts: fabric or vinyl (both of which have improved in performance and aesthetics), window technology (also referred to as

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Canvas & Upholstery

Thursday, April 26, 2018

As an avid trailer boater, you’ve probably spent endless hours in your driveway or at the marina laboring over your pride and joy to keep it looking brand new. But what about the trailer? When was the last time you gave your trailer the once over? On the road, some items may be tough to deal with. INSIDE GREASE SPOTS - If the

by: Capt. Fred Davis, www.tipsforboating.com

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Trailers, Boating 101

Thursday, April 12, 2018

You own a boat trailer, now what? How do you ensure you are keeping your trailer safe to tow and store your boat? Every manufacturer uses different components and accessories on their trailers but often, the core fundamental maintenance is the same. It is common that boaters remember to do the proper safety procedures on their boat

by: Megan Straw-Meisler, Sales & Marketing Director of Loadmaster Trailer

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Trailers, Boating 101

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Most boaters shy away from anything to do with 12-volt DC wiring, even though it’s the basic system present on most boats and boat trailers—and it’s an easy system to troubleshoot and work on. This primer should help wary boaters to keep their trailer wiring working properly, and even replace the entire system with

by: John Tiger

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Trailers, Boating 101

Monday, April 2, 2018

Malcolm and his boy did it, finally. It was not easy, it was sometimes dirty, and it took a long time. But, they were here, finally, sitting on varnished, wood seats that they made, with fishing poles in hand and smiling big. His boy was in heaven on this sunny day, floating past the green shoreline, casting towards the shore, and

by: Clint Chase, Owner, Chase Small Craft

tags: Kids & Pets, Do It Yourself (DIY)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Look, nothing can quite ruin a great season on the water like a rusty thru-hull or a corroded seacock. The hassle of repair, the expense, the frustration, not to mention the unnerving risk of failure while out on the water… but, how do you make a conscious and confident decision to move away from the reliability and durability

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Service & Repair, Accessories

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

NAUTIKFLÖR is a realistic-looking nautical flooring that provides the beauty and elegance of real teak and cherry, but offers the low-maintenance advantages and durability of PVC Flooring. It’s one of the latest innovations designed and developed by surfacing specialist ICA Group, which also manufactures NUTEAK Decking.

tags: Flooring, Do It Yourself (DIY)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

So, while the news says the current state of the economy is improving, you’re still in no position to buy a new rig? Many are in the same boat. Even if you’re doing okay, you might tend to be more cautious about your lifestyle, your spending habits, and yes, even your favorite passions… boating and fishing. While

by: John Tiger

tags: Electronics, Do It Yourself (DIY)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

What are the common boating tasks that drive boat owners to ask for help? Editors at BoatUS Magazine, the trusted voice of American boating, compiled a list of the top topics and announced the kickoff of a “BoatUS Summer How-to Film Festival” today with the release of 15 short, easily-watchable videos. “We’re

tags: Great Lakes, Do It Yourself (DIY)