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Monday, October 9, 2017

The war with corrosion is nothing new for boaters and marine manufacturers continue to develop solutions to combat the effects of corrosion. The number one area of concern is the cooling system because that is where salt, brackish water, and silt are introduced inside the engine. Just because you don’t see corrosion

tags: Winterization

Friday, October 6, 2017

In the winter, in northern states where freezing temperatures are the norm, boaters who put their boats into heated indoor storage have it made. With their boats warm and dry, they may have little concern for freeze-related damage to their engines. Winter storms can knock out power and heat, however, leading to ice forming inside the

tags: Boating 101, Insurance, Winterization

Monday, October 2, 2017

MDR’s unique product assuredly does the tough primary job required of a long-term stabilizer in E10 gasoline. It prevents gum and resin deposits from accruing, protects a boat’s engine against sticky valves, clogged filters, and clogged fuel injectors, in addition to preventing plugged-up carburetors. The state-of-the art

tags: Fuel Treatments, Winterization

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

When I purchased my first inboard boat, a late-70s vintage Chris Craft cruiser, I was overwhelmed by the winterization process. I had always felt confident about putting my outboards and trailerable boats to bed for the season, but not the big inboard engine, let alone the complexities of the vessel’s water system. It was worth

tags: Winterization

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Water that is mistakenly left in a boat’s engine block to freeze over the winter is sure to become an expensive repair bill come springtime. As the ice expands, it can crack the block and ruin the motor, damage fiberglass, split hoses, or destroy a boat’s refrigeration system. To prevent a mishap while putting the boat

tags: Winterization

Monday, March 28, 2016

Dr. Shrink is well known for giving back to their local community in the small town of Manistee, MI. On March 19th, in joint effort with local Moose Lodge No. 1128/2315, Dr. Shrink held a Cornhole Tournament where all the proceeds raised went towards the Relay for Life by the American Cancer Society. Dr. Shrink is well known for

tags: Events, Shrinkwrap, Winterization

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

On the 160th year after it was first launched, the USS Constellation must undergo an almost $2 million hull restoration. To do this, it requires a new temporary structure to provide protection during the rebuilding process. An easy solution was to utilize Dr. Shrink's premium shrink wrap, professionally installed by Atlantic Shrink

tags: Winterization

Thursday, November 27, 2014

While shrink wrap is highly adaptable in conforming to the oddest of shapes, at times an installer needs to permanently fuse together two or more sections of material. Dr. Shrink's Permanent Shrink Wrap Tape powerfully secures multiple shrink-wrapped pieces to adapt to a unique application, reinforce a seam or even patch a hole. It

tags: Shrinkwrap, Winterization

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Great for handling routine or emergency jobs, Beckson's Handy-Mate® pumps are designed for a variety of uses. The 212PC Pump is particularly suited to remove oil from engine crankcases when it needs changing. The winterization process is easier with a Handy-Mate 212PC Pump. The Handy Mate® is made entirely of tough marine

tags: Accessories, Winterization

Sunday, September 14, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 10, 2014 -- Water expands in volume by about nine percent when it freezes, creating a staggering force that can crack a boat engine block, damage fiberglass, split hoses, or destroy a boat’s refrigeration system overnight. As fall approaches, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS)

tags: Winterization