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Brighten up your boat with non skid deck paint – Waterborne

Looking to give an old boat new life? Repainting the decks with non skid deck paint is a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to dramatically improve your boat’s appearance. Chris Valentino is in the process of restoring his 1967 O’Day Widgeon and has been blogging about it at C2 Valentino. He shares this quick and easy …

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How to troubleshoot outboard motors

Yep, we’ve all been there. Hunched over the back off the boat yanking the pull-cord with increasing desperation! Guest poster, Mindi Braswell, from Aboard Marguerite shares how to quickly diagnose and troubleshoot outboard motors. Plus, we’ve a included a bonus “$#!T my engine won’t start” checklist at the bottom of the post. I’m not a professional …

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How to buy a boat – everything you need to know

Want to buy a boat but your head is spinning? When we bought our first boat, there was so much to learn about the different makes, models, features, not to mention the boating lingo (what’s the heck is a pushpit or a garboard?!). We didn’t know where to find the good deals and couldn’t understand …

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How to build mental toughness

The ocean can be a very unforgiving place and while most sailors have given some consideration to emergency preparedness (i.e. stocking first-aid kit, flairs, etc.), very few (with the exception of some offshore racers) have actively trained for performing in extremely challenging conditions. As I recently discovered, there are several ways that the average sailor …

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