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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Winter solstice may have been one month ago, but on the boater’s calendar, January is generally considered the middle of a vessel’s long winter nap. It’s time to check up on her in storage. Why? How your boat fares over the long and, in some cases, brutal winter will help ensure a timely spring launch. However,

tags: Storage, Winterization, Boating 101, Service & Repair

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Naturally, every owner prefers a comforting temperature on board of one’s vessel. During wintertime, this is not only cozy, but also keeps the boat dry. When using heaters and fans, however, caution is advised, as they are a regular source of danger that can lead to damages and losses in winter storage facilities, or whenever

by: Pantaenius America Ltd

tags: Insurance, Safety, Winterization

Monday, November 18, 2019

Captiva Boat Sales of West Chester, Ohio, is proud to announce an expansion into the Great Lakes with the opening of a new approx. 10,000 sq ft facility in Marblehead, Ohio, that will serve and service Lake Erie boaters, providing a single place for sales, certified service, storage, winterization, and even boating stories. Captiva

tags: Company Expansions, Dealerships, Lake Erie, Service & Repair, Storage, Winterization

Monday, November 11, 2019

E10 gasoline (gasoline containing 10% ethanol) poses certain challenges to your gasoline burning toys, from boats to four wheelers, snowmobiles, chainsaws, lawn mowers, and snowblowers. All of these devices have ventilated fuel systems, meaning the fuel in the tank is exposed to the atmosphere. When the temperature changes, the tank

tags: Fuel Treatments, Winterization

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Boaters across the country are getting ready to put their boats to bed for a long winter’s nap, but not every boat owner knows all the secrets of winterizing a recreational boat. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) shares some quick tips to ensure safe storage until next season. California, Florida and Texas

by: Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS)

tags: Winterization

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

With Labor Day in our wake, we’re dreaming of an extended summer, but the grim reality on these Great Lakes is that we must now start thinking and planning for colder weather. With fall, our thoughts turn to preparing our boats for storage and, while some tasks can be postponed, addressing these issues in the fall can make for a

by: Professionals of Henry H. Smith Co.

tags: Propellers, Service & Repair, Winterization

Monday, September 2, 2019

When boating season starts to wind down, most Great Lakes boaters begin the process of winterizing their boat. Whether they have to prepare the boat for winter storage or for the long trek down south if they are fortunate enough to be “snow birds”, the boat needs to be properly maintained. The mental checklist begins with

by: Megan Meisler, Co-Owner of Loadmaster Trailer Co. Ltd.

tags: Hauling, Service & Repair, Trailers, Travel, Winterization

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Chevron Products Company, a leading provider of premium aftermarket fuel additives, engine oils, lubricants, coolants and related products, introduces its new Techron® Protection Plus Marine Fuel System Treatment — formulated specifically for gasoline-powered boats and the harsh marine environment. Its proprietary alcohol

tags: Fuel Treatments, Winterization

Monday, November 12, 2018

As the season changes, the unfortunate “haul out for winter” process begins and most sailors just bundle up their sails and stuff them down below until next season. But what should we really be doing with our sails? As a general rule, we recommend that your sails be inspected and serviced once a year. The sooner any

by: Doyle Cleveland

tags: Sailing, Service & Repair, Storage, Winterization

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

After trying everything from double-dosing the remaining fuel with stabilizer to topping off the tank to paying to have a marina drain my boat’s gas tank dry for the off-season, I finally decided to follow the advice of a trusted friend and veteran Great Lakes marina operator and handled the task myself. I have found that the

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Engines, Fuel Treatments, Winterization

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