Boat Repairs

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7 Signs It's Time to Fix Your Boat Stringers

Boat stringers are the lengths of wood under the boat deck that support it.

Tips for Repairing a Soft Spot on Your Boat

A soft spot in your boat indicates a problem that needs to be addressed immediately.

How to Repair a Fiberglass Boat Hull

One of the worst things that can happen to any boat is damage to the hull. Fortunately, if you have a

How to Reduce Epoxy Curing Time

Epoxy curing occurs when a curing agent combines with the epoxide compounds of epoxy resins to form a

Build a Homemade Boat Lift

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

Homemade Boat: Build a Small Row Boat

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

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.

How to Repair a Torn Boat Cover

There's no reason to throw that torn boat cover out. Repair it with a few simple steps.

How to Repair Torn Boat Seat Upholstery

Torn boat seat upholstery can cause extreme damage to the seat itself if it's not fixed. It's much more

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,

How to Adjust Boat Trailer Bunks

Boat trailer bunks are the parts of the trailer than support the hull of the boat in transit. If the

How to Repair a Torn Trailer Winch Strap

If you have a trailer winch strap which is broken, then you may need to repair it before you use the

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 Restore Teak on Your Boat

When the teak accents on your boat begin to discolor and look blotchy, take steps to bring it back to life.

Reducing Epoxy Curing Time

Epoxy curing is the process by which epoxy resin mixes with a hardening agent to produce the durable

What Is a Fuel Water Separator?

A fuel water separator is a device that works to ensure clean fuel is delivered to the engine so that it doesn't get clogged up with impurities.

How to Jump Start a Boat Battery

Jump starting a boat is similar to jump starting a car.

Prevent Overheating in Boat Engines

Boat engines are prone to overheating.

Boat Repair: Gelcoat vs Painting

Using paint, or gelcoat, are two different methods of approaching basic, boat-related repairs. Repairing

How to Apply Gelcoat to a Boat

Applying gelcoat requires preparing the surface of the boat and using proper application techniques.

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 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.

3 Types for Boat Flooring

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

Boat Repair: Fixing the Speedometer

Fixing the speedometer is a boat repair you can DIY.

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.

How to Patch Boat Trailer Tires

Don't damage your tires further by driving on them flat.

How to Adjust Boat Trailer Rollers

A boat and its trailer rest on rollers or bunks when idle.

How to Attach an Anchor Winch

Installing an electric anchor winch is relatively simple.

Convert to a Hydraulic Steering System

It helps steer your boat with minimal effort.

Boat Repair: Repairing the Transom

Repairing the transom of the boat is a minor boat repair.

How to Apply Boat Trailer Wheel Grease

Your boat trailer needs its wheel bearings properly greased.

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 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.

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.

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

How to Install Trim Tabs

Trim tabs are essential gears for any boat. This type of boat accessory helps in trimming the angle of

Adding Boat Carpet

If you want to customize your boat, you can add carpet for added comfort and eye catching style. Installing

Do Upholstery Buttons Have a Purpose Other Than Decoration?

Upholstery buttons have been used for centuries as part of the decoration of furniture and are produced