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Tag: Boat Maintenance

Knowing When to Replace Your Boating Equipment

Find out when it’s time to replace your boating equipment with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you spend a lot of time out on the water, you know that weather, water conditions and time can all take a toll on your boating equipment. While some of it is meant to last, some things will need to be replaced over time. Learn about knowing when it’s time to replace some of(…)

Boat Repair: 10 Step Hull Patch

Repair your boat hull with this 10 step boat repair hull patch project. It doesn’t happen often, but once in a while, you get a ding, crack, or hole in the hull of your boat. Whether the damage is leaking or not, it’s important to fix these as soon as possible to keep them from getting bigger. Knowing the basics of boat repair is a must for boat owners. There are(…)

Boating Safety Tips

Boating is one of the most popular summer recreation activities. But it does have its hazards. Between running out of gas, accidents with fishing hooks and knives, and the danger of falling overboard, you need to be prepared if you’re going to be out on the water. Making a boat safety checklist is a great way to remember all of the supplies you may need in the event of an emergency. Boating(…)

Lower Unit Outboard Motor Maintenance

The lower unit (or “foot”) of your outboard motor is the bottom part that houses the prop and gear case. Taking care of your lower unit is vital to making sure your outboard runs smooth and has a long life. The main keys to lower unit maintenance are keeping fishing line and other debris from getting wound in the prop, and changing your lower unit oil regularly. How to Change(…)

Boat Hull Maintenance

To keep your boat in ship shape, you’ll have to put in a little work on its hull. As with other vehicles and equipment, the best way to take care of your boat is to do preventative maintenance. Cleaning and waxing your hull is a great way to make sure that one of the biggest and most important parts of your boat lives a long life. To take the best(…)

What is Dielectric Grease?

Dielectric grease, or tune-up grease, is a silicone-based grease that repels moisture and protects electrical connections against corrosion. It is also used to keep dirt, water, and other elements out of electrical connections. It has many uses, including automotive tune-ups, home electrical work, and recreational vehicle wiring. Dielectric grease does not dissolve in most liquids, so it is good for marine and outdoor applications. You can use this grease to(…)

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