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Quick and Easy Boat Maintenance: 1,001 Time-Saving Tips

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Stop working on your boat and get out on the water!

1,001 tested tips from the world's largest boating magazine: Sandy Lindsey, a boat-maintenance contributor for Boating Magazine for many years, has culled the best of her years of advice and the top suggestions from her readers. These handy, natural solutions work amazingly well--and are environmentally friendly.

Boats last longer and look more beautiful with proper care. But that care takes a lot less time when you work smart. See how you can make your winterizing and spring commissioning chores go much faster. Learn Lindsey's labor-saving secrets for tackling

  • Teak, canvas, and carpet care
  • Painting, metal cleaning, and polishing
  • Fiberglass and gelcoat cleaning and repair
  • Engine care and winterizing
  • Mildew--how to get rid of it, how to prevent it

Boating Magazine's Quick and Easy Boat Maintenance covers all your boat's systems: deck, hull, cabin, engine, bilge, electrical systems, tanks, and gear.

And it's all in a concise, easy-to-read format that makes finding answers to your questions a snap.

Putting these helpful hints to work can change your boating life. Less time working means more time boating!

Synopsis:

A treasure chest of proven labor-savers that can help you get those pesky maintenance chores done faster--so you can get out on the water and play. Here are 1,001 tested tips from Boating Magazine's maintenance expert, giving super-effective yet environmentally friendly ways to clean and maintain all your boat's systems: deck, hull, cabin, engine, bilge, electrical systems, tanks, and gear. Stop working on your boat and go boating!

About the Author

Sandy Lindsey, contributing editor for Boating Magazine, has also written for SAIL, Good Housekeeping, Sports Afield, Midwest Outdoors, and Sailing, among other magazines. Over the years, she has protected a succession of boats from the fierce Florida sun and salt air.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1 On Deck

Caring for Boat Metal

Fiberglass Cleaning and Repair, and General Deck Maintenance

Glass and Plexiglass Windscreen Tips

A Teak Tutorial

Vinyl

Boat Canvas

Deck Carpet

Dock and Anchor Lines . . . and Fenders

Chapter 2 Hull Work

Fiberglass Hull Cleaning and Maintenance

Bottom Painting Tips and Tricks

Thru Hull Tips and More

Chapter 3 Cabin Concerns

The Complete Cabin

Mildew Prevention and Maintenance and Odor Control

Quickie Head Cleaning

In the Galley

Cabin Furntiture

Windows

Cabin Carpet

Pets on Board

Stow-aways (Bugs and Vermin)

Chapter 4 The Engine

Inboard Tips

Outboard Tips

Stern Drive Tips

General Engine Tips

Batteries

Chapter 5 Other Critical Boat Areas

The Electrical System

Bilge

Holding Tanks

The Freshwater System

Chapter 6 Specialty Boating

Trailer Boating

Fishing Boat Tips

Waterski Boat Tips

Inflatables

Dinghies and Tenders

Chapter 7 Winterizing and Spring Commissioning

Winterizing

If You Choose to Go Winter Boating

(and more...)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071343251
Author:
Lindsey, Sandy
Publisher:
International Marine Publishing
Author:
Lindsey Sandy
Location:
Camden, Me. :
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Engineering
Subject:
Maintenance and repair
Subject:
Boating
Subject:
Boats and boating
Subject:
Boats and boating -- Maintenance and repair.
Subject:
Boating - General
Subject:
boating,Easy Boat Maintenance,care,boating magazine,water,winterizing,cabin,enginer,cleaning,proven labor-savers rom,spring commissioning chores,spring commissioning
Subject:
Nautical-Boating General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Publication Date:
February 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.18x7.36x.31 in. .56 lbs.

Related Subjects

Transportation » Nautical » Boats » Boating
Transportation » Nautical » Boats » Maintenance and Repair
Transportation » Nautical » General

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"Synopsis" by , A treasure chest of proven labor-savers that can help you get those pesky maintenance chores done faster--so you can get out on the water and play. Here are 1,001 tested tips from Boating Magazine's maintenance expert, giving super-effective yet environmentally friendly ways to clean and maintain all your boat's systems: deck, hull, cabin, engine, bilge, electrical systems, tanks, and gear. Stop working on your boat and go boating!
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