Boat Trailer Maintenance

19 Jan 2018

Boat Trailer
Often overlooked or completely forgotten, the boat trailer serves an important role in your seasonal trips to the cabin.  Keeping it well maintained is a must.  Read the full article

How to winterize a boat

23 Nov 2017

Winterizing a boat.
Here is a checklist to help ensure the cottage boat is properly prepared for the winter and is ready to go in the spring. Read the full article

How to Protect Dock Lines

13 Sep 2017

boat rope protector

Boat rope often frays after long periods of rubbing against the side of the boat or the cleats. Here’s a simple trick to protect the dock line from breaking. Read the full article

How to get stains out of the boat

17 Jun 2014

Boat carpet cleaning kit.

Coffee, fish blood, mink poop, and bird droppings all find their way onto the boat carpet. Here are the top tips to get stains out of the carpet on the cottage boat. Read the full article

How to install a boat seat

3 Jun 2014

Placing a seat in the old fishing boat can be done in a budget-friendly way. This boat seat installation was done in a sixteen-foot Lund. Read the full article

Boat Motor Gas to Oil Ratios

19 Jan 2013

Here is an easy way to quickly calculate how much two-stroke boat motor oil you need to put in the gas tank whether you are in Canada or the U.S. Read the full article

Boat Buying Advice

29 Jan 2012

Buying a used boat, motor, and trailer requires extensive research and some careful planning. While most sellers are honest, it is important to protect yourself and ensure the transaction goes smoothly. Read the full article

Boat Motor Positioning

11 Dec 2011

Running the cottage boat motor at the correct angle saves you time and money. Read the full article

Boat Docking

7 Dec 2011

Boat docking requires skills that take a long time to develop. Even the most seasoned skippers have problems once in a while. Read the full article

Nautical Alphabet

5 Dec 2011

When making marine radio transmissions on the lake, the following phonetic alphabet is the accepted standard. Read the full article