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A Great Wax to Use

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An easy way to keep a light wax on your boat is Eagle One Wax as U Dry product used after you wash your boat. I use this from bow to engines.

Fleet Traveling Safety

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When traveling as a fleet in line make sure the first mate has an orange towel available to wave when boat slows or stops this alerts the boat behind you etc.

Storm Preparedness

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When storms of summer and fall are in the forecast, consider these tips from BoatsUS on preparing and protecting your boat. Click on the images below to download these tips as printable PDFs. ...

Non Slip Deck

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I have found that Nuteak works well for a beautiful non slip deck. It's stain resistant and holds a 20 year guarantee.

Keep Your Cabin Dry & Mildew Free

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In humid areas like South Florida, keeping your cabin dry and mildew free when not using your boat is very important.

Bath Mats Come In Handy

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To help keep our 30 Marlin cabin cleaner, we place rubber shelving material cut to size with a thin towel or bath mat (approx 24 inches) at the entrance to cabin.

Heavy Duty Felt Pads Work Wonders

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Heavy Duty Felt Pads provide protection for your boat and come in a variety of sizes. They are typically used to protect floors and tabletops and can be purchased at a variety of stores.

Combat Sea Sickness

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To combat sea sickness, I use the product "trip tone" and a "relief band device". The "relief band device" is worn like a watch…

Sweet Scents

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To help keep your cabin smelling "sweet", put a small can of "California car scents " in an unsealed plastic zip lock bag…

Keep Your Refrigerator & Microwave Fresh

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To help keep the refrigerator and microwave "fresh" after use, store a box of baking soda inside.

Fluid Levels in Your Batteries

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Keep a bottle of distilled water & a turkey baster on board just in case your fluid levels get low.

Protect Your Head

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You can keep from shattering you head when the going gets rough if you put a peace of foam pipe insulation on the hard top brace leg that is behind the cockpit seats.

Save Those Shopping Bags!

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No mater what size your boat is, (I have a 2000 22' Seafarer) you are always looking for ways to save space.

Solar Cell Battery Charger

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We keep a inexpensive solar trickle cell battery charger hooked up to our boat batteries while the boat is in storage. We switch the charge periodically on each battery.

Trailering Safety

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    • Trailering
For added safety while towing your boat, add tie down straps to secure you boat to your trailer. You may need to put a reminder note on your dash to remove the straps prior to launching.

Sump Pump

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Hydrogen peroxide is helpful in removing the mildew smell from your shower sump pump. Shut off the shower pump…

It Pays To Be Ready

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Prepare for docking by putting lines on all cleats and by having the boat hook pole ready in a rod holder.

An Idea For Storage

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Keep a collapsible bucket on boat for easy storage. The bucket can be found at most boating stores and when not in use, it stows easily.

Strataglass Maintenance

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IMAR Strataglass is a superior vinyl canvas available on new Grady-Whites. Keep it clear with proper care. ...