#winterization

Prop Repair: Henry H. Smith Co

Does your propeller need repair? The important things to look for when determining if your propeller needs repairs (besides the obvious dings and scratches) are performance changes. If you are losing speed or seeing changes in the WOT (Wide Open Throttle) rpm reading on your engines, the prop could be the problem. If you are [...]

Winter Tarp Tactics

Use these techniques to make sure your tarp stays in place during winter storage. By Lenny Rudow 1) Sharp Thinking Sharp edges, corners and protrusions wear holes through tarps in no time flat. Prevent this problem by covering those sharp edges with strips of old carpet remnants or rags, and use duct tape to secure [...]

2014-11-20T07:00:14+00:00 November 20th, 2014|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , , , , |

Should You Shrinkwrap Your Own Boat?

You or the yard: The best choice for shrink-wrapping your boat. By Pete McDonald The season is just about over and it’s time to put the old girl to bed for the winter. Encasing your boat in shrink-wrap is a great way to protect it from harsh elements and keep it clean. But is it [...]

2016-10-26T09:14:16+00:00 October 23rd, 2014|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , , , , , |

Winterizing Your Engine

By Don Casey Credit: Al Posnack When the temperature falls below freezing, if there is water inside your engine or gearcase, the result can be a cracked block or housing and a repair bill that runs into the thousands. It is easy enough to prevent this unhappy circumstance by putting your boat's engine [...]

2016-10-26T09:14:17+00:00 September 25th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Prep for Winter Series 1

Fall is fast approaching and with it the sad day that you haul out your boat and pack her away for the winter.  However, there are a few things to keep in mind before that last day on the water which will help your boat fair well over the cold winter months. One of the [...]

2016-10-26T09:14:17+00:00 August 28th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |