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Captain's Log :: Archived in "December 1, 2011"

Bilge Pumps in the Winter

December 29, 2011

Please make sure that your bilge pump is functioning properly during the winter months if your boat is stored in the water.  This means it is important to make sure that your battery system contains enough power to support running the pump for a long period of time.  Make sure you test your batteries weekly and check the water levels if applicable.  It is important to frequently test your bilge...

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Trailering

December 19, 2011

The majority of recreational boats in the United States are trailered to and from the water. Your boat trailer is only one part of the entire boating package, which includes the boat, trailer, hitch and towing vehicle. Neglecting the trailer’s maintenance can result in damage to your boat, your towing vehicle or both.

The trailer must have a load capacity adequate to carry the boat, motor, fuel...

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