Boat Repairs

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Environmentally Friendly Boat Cleaning Tips

Harsh cleaning chemicals aren't always best. Keep it green next boating season when you're preparing your boat for the water.

How to Paint a Boat Hull

Give your hull a paint job that's sea worthy.

How to Winterize a Boat Motor

Winter means the end of boating season, but it's the perfect time to make sure your boat is ready for next year.

How to Change a Boat Propeller

You can learn how to change a boat propeller by yourself instead of calling in the professionals. All

Boat Floor Dry Rot

My 1987 17.5' F&S has a very soft spot behind the driver's seat. I'm sure it's dry rot and wondering

Boat Repair: Fixing the Speedometer

Fixing the speedometer is a boat repair you can DIY.

3 Types for Boat Flooring

Consider the pros and cons of aluminum, wood, and fiberglass flooring.

Install an Outboard Bracket

An outboard bracket for your boat improves the line of thrust, center of effort and floatation. Enlist

How to Align a Tandem Boat Trailer Axle

If your boat trailer axle is not aligned, the trailer may not tow straight behind your car or truck,

Homemade Boat: Build a Small Row Boat

Can't wait for spring on the pond? Pass time this winter building your very own boat!

Tips for Cleaning a Boat Fuel Tank

Ensure your boat's fuel tank is clean to get the most out of it.

How to Replace Fiberglass Boat Flooring

Don't let damaged or rotting flooring ruin your summer of boating. Replace it!

How to Replace Boat Trailer Bunks

Keep your summer boating days easy by replacing old trailer bunks when they're wearing out.

How to Make a Boat Trailer

A small boat doesn't need a large, expensive trailer. Build your own by following these instructions.

How to Make a Boat Cover

Get your own custom-fit boat cover by opting to make one yourself and never worry about it slipping off again.

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Repairing a Rotting Boat Floor

A rotting boat floor spells disaster, but so does a bad repair. If you’re going to save money with self-repair, learn what not to do.

Make a Homemade Boat Trailer

Creating your own homemade boat trailer is no simple task. There are numerous safety and engineering

Build a Homemade Boat Lift

Building a homemade boat lift is far less expensive than buying one. Here are some steps to help you

Create a Homemade Boat Seat

A homemade boat can be constructed without too much experience. In order to build a boat the correct

How to Build a House Boat Foundation

Some people consider a houseboat to be a permanent residence, while others consider it just a boat. Houseboats

How to Frame a Houseboat on a Floating Base

A houseboat is something the do-it-yourself person that has some basic knowledge and the right tools

Build a Homemade Boat Anchor

Although buying a professionally made boat anchor is recommended for most boats, a homemade boat anchor

How to Build a Railing around Your Houseboat

To ensure the safety of all of those aboard your houseboat, build a railing that is sturdy and reliable.

How to Install a Pool Slide on Your Houseboat

There are so many different things you can add to your boathouse, such as a pool slide. A pool slide

How to Maintain the Underside of Your Houseboat

Maintaining the underside of your houseboat is one of the ongoing chores of being a boat owner. It is

How to Secure Furniture in Your Houseboat

Living in a houseboat is a water lover’s dream. You get to enjoy all the amenities of a modern

How to Connect Utilities to Your Houseboat

Most every houseboat is anchored for the majority of the time. When set up at a dock or marina, houseboats

How to Build a Boat Lift on Your Houseboat

A boat lift is an apparatus that is used to lift the boat out of the water. Sometimes boat lifts are

Tips for Building with Composite Plastic Decking on Your Houseboat

Composite plastic decking is so called because it is manufactured using a mixture of wood and plastic.

How to Build a Boathouse Floating Foundation

If you want to get away from it all, then few things are better than a boathouse. A boathouse will allow

How to Install a Rolling Door on Your Boathouse

Steel rolling doors minimize installation and maintenance costs. They are a great addition to a boathouse.

Picking Out a New Boat Battery

When picking a new boat battery, the most crucial question to consider is how much you wish to spend.

Boat Battery: How to Jump Start

When your boat's engine won't turn over you may need to jump start the boat battery. Jump starting a

How to Clean a Boat Battery

Cleaning a boat battery is one of the small but extremely important things that need to be done to properly

How to Inflate an Inflatable Boat

Inflatable boats are great recreational vehicles and they are also a life saving device if you are ever

Haul-out Your Sailboat for the Winter

During the winter when your sailboat does not see that much use, it is a good opportunity to haul it

Swab the Deck: How to Clean a Sailboat

When it comes to cleaning a sailboat, there are many parts to be considered. This includes those found

How To Rid a Sailboat of Termites

A sailboat, like any other form of water transport, are vulnerable to pest infestations, which are can

Restoring a Sailboat

Restoring a sailboat can be loads of fun because it is a hobby that is not terribly expensive. Many of

Learn the Basics of Sailboat Navigation

Operating a sailboat requires basic skills that can be mastered only with practice. To a certain extent,

Install an Automatic Anchor Light

Anchor lights help other mariners see your boat after dark, but they also serve other purposes, such

How to Install Navigation Lights

There are 2 types of lights which your boat can have, personal lights and navigation lights. Navigation

Test a Boat Battery

It is always good to check your boat battery because no one wants to be stuck in the middle of a lake

How to Wire a Boat Battery

A boat battery is a very important part of your boat's electrical system. Most boats have two batteries,

How to Align Boat Engines

Boat engines are actually very similar to car engines, and with both, engine alignment is very important.