Boating

Bottom Paint Removal: Part 3 of 3

This installment will be about the application of the final bottom paint. Most hulls that are wet-sailed (always in the water) have some type of ablative or anti-fouling paint, with something in them to help limit marine growth on the hull. Without a paint like these, critters and slime start growing almost immediately once the [...]

2016-10-04T16:17:10+00:00 February 18th, 2016|Categories: Boating, DIY, Letters from Steve, Repairs|Tags: , , , , |

Bottom Paint Removal & Application Part 2 of 3

So in this blog, we’ll talk about surface prep of the bottom and the barrier coat. It is imperative that the surface is completely clear or all residue, oil, or old paint as the new paint will not adhere correctly or even at all. Nothing is worse than having to haul your boat out mid-season [...]

2016-10-26T09:16:09+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Categories: Boating, DIY, Letters from Steve, Repairs|Tags: , , , |

Now is the time!

Information gathered from soldboats.com 2/3/2016 Boats are starting to come out of hibernation and owners are looking to sell. Why is February - June the best time to list your boat? Owners are starting to pull boats out of storage and plan for the summer. There are times when some owners will remove [...]

New Listing: C&C 41

New Listing Excellent North Channel Cruiser!! Freshwater all her life, this C&C 41 is ready for its next adventure. She has been meticulously cared for by her three owners and both the mast and boat have been kept in inside heated winter storage for the past twelve or more years. She comes equipped with a [...]

2016-10-26T09:16:09+00:00 January 29th, 2016|Categories: Boating, Boats for Sale, Sailing|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bottom Paint Removal & Application Part 1 of 3

Just so we’re clear; I’m not a professional. I’m not even a professional “Do It Yourselfer”. I’ve got enough experience to give you some hints and tips in case you’ve been considering this, and have enough stubbornness to do it. This guide is by no means all encompassing, and it can be improved upon, I’m [...]

2016-10-26T09:16:09+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Categories: Boating, DIY, Letters from Steve, Repairs|Tags: , , , , , , |

Detroit’s 1st J/70 Fleet

Congratulations Detroit! The 1st J/70 Fleet has been established and is still growing! 17 Hulls & Counting! Boat owners include: Chuck Bayer, Chris Saxton, Mike Welch, Bill Williams, Kevin Morin, Don Glover, Bob Pethick, Thomas Ritter, Mike Kirkman, Dennis Dettmer, Dan Klassen, Jason Deisz, Jerry Jung & More This modern one design is perfect for fun [...]

2016-10-26T09:16:09+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Categories: Boating, Boats for Sale, Sailing|Tags: , , , , , , |

10 Compelling Reasons

To Buy Your Boat From Our Priority is You! Your experience is paramount in the boat buying process so we do everything we can to make it a fun and exciting event. Great Selection! PSM is a dealer for Marlow-Hunter, Catalina Yachts, J-Boats, MJM Yachts, & Hobie Kayaks – in addition to a wide variety [...]

Choose a Yacht Insurance Policy?   Aren’t They All Alike?

  The truth is, all marine policies are not the same. Unlike your car or homeowner’s insurance, the language used in a boat or yacht policy may vary from company (carrier) to company and policy to policy. Consider this: What would your current boat or insurance policy pay if you needed to collect on a [...]

Why Attend a Boat Show?

No matter how long you have been boating, whether it be a week or for most of your life, you can guarantee that you will learn something new by attending a boat show. Boat shows offer unique exposure to boating activities that you never knew existed. There are often volunteer groups and nonprofit organizations come to the boat shows [...]

2016 Boating New Years Resolutions

10 Boating Resolutions for 2016 Spend an extra night on the boat. You don’t even have to leave the dock.  Just relax. Clean out the engine compartment. Come on, you know it’s needed. Upgrade the entertainment system. Aren’t you tired of that Craig 8 track and your Bay City Rollers Collection? Add a piece of safety equipment. [...]

2016-10-26T09:16:10+00:00 December 30th, 2015|Categories: Boating, DIY, Letters from Steve, Repairs, Safety, Sailing|Tags: , , , , |