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Quick and Easy Boat Maintenance: 1,001 Time-Saving Tips
Synopses & Reviews
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
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!
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
Chapter 1 On Deck
Caring for Boat Metal
Fiberglass Cleaning and Repair, and General Deck Maintenance
Glass and Plexiglass Windscreen Tips
A Teak Tutorial
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
Pets on Board
Stow-aways (Bugs and Vermin)
Chapter 4 The Engine
Stern Drive Tips
General Engine Tips
Chapter 5 Other Critical Boat Areas
The Electrical System
The Freshwater System
Chapter 6 Specialty Boating
Fishing Boat Tips
Waterski Boat Tips
Dinghies and Tenders
Chapter 7 Winterizing and Spring Commissioning
If You Choose to Go Winter Boating
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