winter

  1. All About Boat Covers

    All About Boat Covers

    Interior moisture is the enemy of wooden boats, while ultraviolet light destroys fiberglass gelcoat. Even the most rugged marine-grade boat carpeting will mildew and decay without proper care and protection.

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  2. Bundle Up for Winter Boating

    Bundle Up for Winter Boating

    Is winter boating a thing? Yes, though not so much in our part of the world. In the coldest months, we northerners catch most of our fish through holes drilled in thick lake ice. Winter offers great fishing opportunities and snow-kissed fun for the dedicated boater with access to open water - and who's not afraid of the cold. Cold weather saps battery power. A battery loses 30 percent of its charge at freezing temperature (32F/0C). Keep your battery charged to avoid frustration when starting your motor. Also, watch for water in your fuel. Warm days followed by cold days cause condensation, which can contaminate your fuel. If you'll be using your boat over the winter, change your fuel/water separators and filters before cold weather sets

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