How to apply bottom paint to your boat

Whether you have a super high performance racing yacht or a modest fishing boat, chances are you are going to have to apply an antifouling coating to the bottom of the boat at some stage. This is especially true for those boats that are moored or spend considerable...

How to wax your fiberglass boat

Waxing your boat regularly will protect the gelcoat surface by helping to prevent fading and chalking caused by the sun. It will also act as a barrier that is resistant to dirt and stains. You should be able to obtain a quality boat wax or a complete DIY boat waxing...

How to paint the topside of your boat

Due to the harsh and sometimes extreme nature of marine environments, boats will usually require a recoat of topside paint approximately every 5 years.  There are many different types of paint to consider when planning your job. The choice will largely depend on your...

A guide to DIY boat Winterization

As the sun sets on another boating season, it is time to think about preparing your boat for her time out of the water during the cooler months.  Boat Winterization is not the most enjoyable task, however it is a necessity that could save you thousands in repairs if...

How to repair gelcoat chips, scrapes & gouges yourself

If you notice any chips, scrapes or gouges in the gelcoat exterior of your boat, it is important to fix the damage asap, especially if the damage exposes the fiberglass matting underneath. This sort of damage can allow moisture to penetrate into the boat’s layup and...