Shore up your battery for winter storage

Shore up your battery for winter storage. When prepping your boat for winter storage don’t neglect your marine battery. Battery care in the off season will increase the useful life of your battery and get you out on the water faster come next season. You will want to protect your battery from freezing, corrosion, and…


Troubleshooting Power Trim and Tilt Motors and Pumps

When replacing your Power Tilt and Trim Motor, first identify what type of Power Tilt and Trim Motor and Pump you have in your boat. There are two basic types of power Trim and Tilt Systems being used in the recreational Boating industry regardless of weather you have an Outboard, Inboard or a Sterndrive.


The Proper Care & Feeding of your Marine Fuel System

The Proper Care & Feeding of your Marine Fuel System One of the primary needs of your vessel’s internal combustion engine(s) is clean fuel. On many boats, an effective fuel filtration system is often overlooked when the boat is manufactured. With today’s fuel injected gasoline powered boats, fuel quality must be almost pristine to avoid…


Sink vs. Explode

The recreation of boating offers up many potential experiences, mostly fun but others that might fall into the “bad-day scenario”.  There is only one universally shared primary fear by all boaters, regardless of boat type (hint, it’s that sinking feeling) but there are a multitude of secondary bad-day scenarios that come to mind regularly for…


Refresh your bottom paint

October is the perfect time to consider refreshing the old Bottom Paint  The weather in most places is just about perfect for an outdoor application of paint, the yards are coming off their rush-rush, do-it-now season and now have more patience to do it correctly. There is generally less demand to have the boat out on…


How to Select a Balmar Charging System

alternator

 There are numerous reasons to upgrade your charging system. Here are some common complaints: I can’t keep my battery charged! My current alternator does not keep up with my electrical requirements/load. I don’t want to run my engine just to charge the batteries. I don’t want to run my generator to charge the batteries when…


Putting out Fires with FM-200 – Safe, No Residue, Non-toxic & Eco-Friendly

Sea-Fire Marine manufactures a unique fire suppression system that utilizes FM-200,  the most accepted and safest extinguishing agent on the market. FM-200 Offers: Safe for use in occupied spaces Will not cause thermal shock damage Residual free Electrically non-conductive Sea-Fire extinguishers are available in sizes to accommodate any vessel, engine room, pilot house or cabin. The fire extinguisher…


Dual Station Engine Controls

Outboard DS UNIT: The DS unit is designed for those boaters that like using one lever to do both throttle and shift in their dual station boat. The Station Selector allows smooth operation of dual function controls in a dual station application. APPLICATION : The dual function DS unit is great for dual station boats…


Adjustable Backstay/Running Backs out of AmSteel

  Over the years, I’ve made a lot of standing and running rigging for Transpac racers.  From sleek little rocket sleds to boats you might expect to see a family cruising the San Juans on, they usually invest in new rigging for the rigors of the 2,200 mile trip from LA to Diamond Head.  A…


Installing a New Custom Boat Lift Canopy

Boat lift canopies are used to protect boats from natural destructive forces such as the wind, rain and the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Many captains with a wide variety of boat shapes and sizes wish to extend the life of their vessel. Custom boat lift canopies are available by CoverTuff and cover the following boat lifts: Shore Station,…