Category Archives: Boat Maintenance

Clear Coat My Bass Boat

Typically the clear coat on a bass boat is meant to protect the metalflake. You can choose a clear paint or clear gelcoat. Clear gelcoatis typically what bass boats use at the factory for UV protection over metalflake but gelcoat … Continue reading

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Boat Blister Repair

Just because a blister or two develops on your boat it is not a serious issue and only a small number of boats develop a big problem with blisters. Needed materials: Acetone, sanding block, Hawk Filler, acid safe disposable brushes … Continue reading

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Choosing Anodes: Zinc or Aluminum

  The main water types: salt, fresh and brackish call for different protection needs for your boat. Zinc and aluminum anodes protect in salt and brackish waters and never mix zinc and aluminum on the same vessel. Zinc= Salt Water … Continue reading

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What Varnish to Choose?

Typically a varnish is what is used to protect wood that exposed to the elements for long periods of time (think teak wood on boats). Here are the links to our varnish choices to check as well. Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss- Wood … Continue reading

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Restoring Awlgrip and Awlcraft 2000 Paint

Over time contaminants can build up and cause the finish of your Awlgrip/Awlcraft 2000paint to appear dull.  You can restore the gloss of a freshly painted boat and prevent the premature aging caused by contaminates by following these steps: Wash … Continue reading

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Choosing a Bilge Pump

What are Bilge Pumps? Bilge pumps are devices used in boats to remove unwanted water from the bilge compartment of a boat. (The bilge is the lowest compartment of the inside hull of a ship.) Whether you have a sailboat … Continue reading

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