Practical Boater: Easy Fixes to Common Boat Proble
Regular upkeep of your boat & detailed maintenance tasks are essential to keeping your boat in good working order. Most common boat problems can be categorized as Structural, Mechanical, Electrical or Operator Error. Our team of marine industry professionals will show you how to take care of the "problems" before and when they happen including a review of your boats engine, wiring harnesses, steering systems, electronics & hardware. Our Gadget Guru's will give you pointers on electronics and in the "Fix-It Shop" chapter we'll simplify some common maintenance tasks you can do on your own and show you a couple of easy repairs. Owning a boat is a lot of fun, and with a little TLC, you'll keep your investment running & looking good for years to come. Subjects covered include: Hull, Engine, Electrical & Trailer Topics. Mechanical/Engine: Winterizing & Flushing, Replacing Props, Fuel Filters & Stabilizers. Electrical/Electronics: Batteries & switches, wiring & connections, preventing corrosion, installation tips. Structural/Hull: Gelcoat cracks & blisters, Rubrails. Trailer Maintenance: Wheel bearings, bunks & jacks, winch straps.