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Maintenance and Repair - Maintain, Service, and Repair Your Boat

Like cars, all boats require regular care and maintenance, and sometimes, repairs. Whether you are a do-it-yourself person, or prefer to let professionals service your boat, this is your source for information and answers to questions about boat maintenance, service, and repairs.
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Using Vinegar to Clean and Maintain Your Boat - Boat Maintena…
How do you use vinegar aboard your boat? Share how you clean or maintain your boat using vinegar.

Use Vinegar to Maintain and Clean Your Boat
Vinegar is an effective and economical cleaning agent. Learn tips to use it aboard your boat for simple boat maintenance and cleaning, deodorizing and discouraging pests.

De-Winterize Your Boat
De-winterize your boat using these simple spring boat prep tips, and you will be ready for spring commissioning in no time.

Complete Winter Boat Maintenance Plan
Winterizing your boat is not just about preparing the drive system to weather the cold. It's also about properly caring for the hull and interior, which together with winterizing the drive components of your boat, can save you thousands and dollars in repairs and headaches in the spring.

How to Winterize a Boat
Winterizing your boat is not just about preparing the drive system to weather the cold. It's also about properly caring for the hull and interior, which together with winterizing the drive components of your boat, can save you thousands and dollars in repairs and headaches in the spring.

Choosing a Winter Boat Storage Method
Before winter arrives, choose which method of winter boat storage best suits your wallet and your lifestyle.

Boat Winterizing Checklist
Winterizing your boat is easy when you use this checklist when you prepare to winterize your boat.

Boat Maintenance - Maintaining or Restoring Your Boat's Gelcoat
Your boat's gelcoat tells a story about your boat. If it has been well maintained, it will gleam like it did when you first bought it. If not, it may show signs of oxidation. In either case, a little TLC with keep your boat's gelcoat in top shape.

Gelcoat Restoration
If your boat's gelcoat shows signs of oxidation, follow these tips to restore the gelcoat to it's original shine.

Boat Maintenance - Gelcoat Oxidation
If your boat's gelcoat is not properly cared for, it could oxidize. Find out if your boat has gelcoat oxidation and the severity.

Boat Gelcoat Maintenance Plan
Boat maintenance is as simple as maintaining your boat's gelcoat, which is essential to preventing oxidation and damage to the hull. Learn how by following this easy boat gelcoat maintenance plan.

Boat Gelcoat Basics
Sometimes referred to as fiberglass, a boat's gelcoat is simply the outer skin of the hull. Find out how it protects your boat and why you should protect it.

Hurricane Boat Preparation
Nobody can promise your boat will make it through a hurricane unscathed, but by following these guidelines, your boat will have a greater chance of surviving a storm.

Hurricane Preparation Plan - Trailered Boats
If a hurricane watch has been issued, follow these steps to prepare your boat and trailer to weather the storm.

Hurricane Preparation Plan - Moored Boats
If a hurricane watch has been issued, follow these steps to prepare your boat to weather the storm in it's moorings.

Hurricane Boat Preparation - Anchored Boats
If a hurricane watch has been issued, follow these steps to prepare your boat to weather the storm in it's moorings.

Hurricane Boat Preparation Kit
Be ready to prepare your boat to weather a hurricane with the basic items in this boat preparation hurricane kit.

Basic Boat Cleaning Tips
Simplistic though it may seem, cleaning your boat after each use is the first step in boat maintenance. Follow these basic boat cleaning tips to maintain the look and value of your investment.

Spring Start-up Checklist
A detailed checklist from DiscoverBoating to get your boat into tip-top shape for the boating season.

How to Fill Holes Below the Waterline
Article detailing the steps to fill holes below the waterline using epoxy.

DIY (Do-it-yourself)
Useful articles with "expert, detailed advice on how to maintain, upgrade and repair" boats.

Basic Boat Cleaning Tips
Simplistic though it may seem, cleaning your boat after each use is the first step in boat maintenance. Follow these basic boat cleaning tips to maintain the look and value of your investment.

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