Boat Repairs

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Fixing Holes in a Fiberglass Boat Floor

A fiberglass boat comes in handy during the summer.

How to Install a Bow Thruster

A bow thruster is also known as a tunnel thruster.

How to Build a Boathouse Floating Foundation

If you want to get away from it all, get a boathouse.

How to Apply Gelcoat to a Canoe

Applying gelcoat to canoes is a slow and demanding process.

How to Clean a Boat Battery

It's a small task, but it has a big impact.

Boat Maintenance: Flushing a Boat Engine

Before you dive in head first with your new, beautiful vessel, it is important to have a basic knowledge

How to Replace Fiberglass Boat Flooring

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

Make a Homemade Boat Trailer

Creating your own homemade boat trailer is no simple task.

How to Replace Boat Trailer Tires

Replacing boat trailer tires is easy, if you know what to do

How to Change a Fuel Water Seperator

A fuel water separator removes the contamination that causes over 95 percent of fuel pump and injector

How to Care for Marine Upholstery

Maintaining marine upholstery requires one or two annual deep cleans and periodic surface wipe-downs.

Repair a Bow Thruster

A bow thruster is an extra propeller fitted to your boat to make it much easier to maneuver your boat.

Install a Marine Radar Reflector

A marine radar reflector is used as a way of making small boats stand out on radar systems. Radar works

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

How to Repair a Damaged Fiberglass Boat Floor

A fiberglass boat floor is one of the best choices you can make for your boat. Fiberglass has an extremely

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 Replace Boat Stringers

Experienced sports boat owners will know that their boat stringers, the strips attached to the boat bottom

The Steps of Boat Detailing

If you have recently purchased a boat, you may be interesting in boat detailing. There are several steps

Prevent Boat Propeller Ventilation

If you want to keep your boat propeller functioning the way it was designed, you need to be aware of

Best Carpet for Boats

Boat carpet needs to be hard wearing, durable and most important, waterproof. There are several types

How to Waterproof Canvas Boat Covers

The sun, water and other elements can damage outdoor fabrics, including canvas boat covers. It is important

How to Build a Dock Ladder

The key to building a sturdy, usable dock ladder is to anticipate the level of the water at the boat

How to Install a Boat Seat Pedestal

Boat seat pedestals may need to replaced from time to time. The pedestal allows you to turn the direction

How to Make a Boat Canopy

A boat canopy provides shade for passengers and the skipper, and also protects from sudden rain. Make

6 Ways to Maintain Your Fiberglass Boat

Fiberglass boats don't need much maintenance.

Replacing a Boat Fuel Tank

Replacing a boat fuel tank can be done in an afternoon. When the tank is installed correctly, it will

Boat Hull Repair: Fixing a Cracked Hull

One of the things that the basic boat owner should have some knowledge about is boat hull repair. This

How to Repair Leaks in a Jon Boat

A Jon boat is a type of aluminum boat. These boats are durable and rarely need maintenance, but sometimes

How to Patch a Fiberglass Canoe

A fiberglass canoe is a narrow boat that is pointed towards the ends and propelled by paddles. This type

How to Maintain Boat Upholstery

Maintaining boat upholstery requires a deep cleaning once or twice a year and somewhat frequent surface

How to Align Boat Engines

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

How to Install Navigation Lights

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

How to Clean Canvas Boat Covers

Canvas boat covers are very effective tools for protecting your boat from assorted dirt and debris. For

Build a Homemade Boat Anchor

Keep one around in smaller crafts, or for emergencies.

Restoring a Sailboat

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

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,

Pickling Boat Engines

Pickling boat engines doesn't mean putting them in a jar of vinegar, it is actually the process used

Install an Outboard Bracket

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

How to Make a Swim Platform

Adolescents and young adults who have access to ponds and swimming holes seem to love a swim platform.

The Best Type of Paint to Use on Your Boat Floor

The boat floor, or deck, takes a great deal of beating. Not only is it open to the weather, but you constantly