While boating is a passion to be embraced and enjoyed, there are risks. In 2015, the U.S. Coast Guard recorded 4,158 recreational boating accidents that resulted in 626 deaths, 2,613 injuries and approximately $42 million dollars of property damage. Where cause of death was known, 76 percent of fatal boating accident victims drowned and of those drowning victims where life jacket usage was known, 85 percent were not wearing a life jacket.
Boating is not often thought of as a harsh environment, but in fact it is one of the most demanding environments in which an engine can operate.
Marine engines can and are often used for extended periods at wide-open throttle (up to 6400 rpm on some models), in harsh saltwater, and intense UV sunlight. Then, marine engines sit in storage over the off-season, in many cases without any use.
Often unfortunately overlooked by inexperienced boat owners, performing routine fiberglass hull maintenance is a necessity to keep your vessel in excellent condition. Regularly cleaning and protecting your boat’s exterior will keep your investment looking newer longer. If you’re not sure of the best ways to go about doing this kind of maintenance, this blog will provide helpful recommendations on the most effective products to use.
Cleaning and protecting your boat’s various surfaces on scheduled intervals is necessary to extend the life of your fun on the water. It also keeps your boat’s appearance in mint condition every time you take it out for a spin. Who doesn’t want to look good boating? If you’re new to working on your boat or need a quick brush up, keep reading. We’re going to share the best, most effective products for cleaning and protecting boat surfaces in marine environments.
Cleaning your boat on regular intervals is necessary to extend its life and protect it. Frequent cleaning also keeps your boat’s appearance in mint condition every time you take it out for a spin. Who doesn’t want to look good boating? In this article we’ll share the best, most effective tools to make cleaning your boat easier.
Why is it necessary to make cleaning your boat a priority? Buildup of salt and dirt interferes with metal’s ability to resist corrosion. Gelcoat and vinyl are porous surfaces, meaning they have the ability to absorb water and grime from their surroundings, becoming chalky and prone to mold and mildew. And lastly, salt residue can damage paint over time. Keep reading to learn how to avoid each of these headaches.
When it comes to boat electronics, the variety of options on the market is so vast that it can be an overwhelming task for a boat owner to try to make the best purchase. To make your shopping experience easier, we’ve compiled a list of the top-ranked boat electronics products that you won’t regret buying.