Tips from PBC: Corrosion Sets In – They Almost Didn’t Make it Home

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Renaming a Boat

It’s not unusual for the new owners of a vessel to want to name the boat with something that has meaning for them, not...

Removing an Old Name

Traditionally, renaming any boat is considered to be very unlucky. However, if you must do it, there is a procedure and de-naming ceremony, followed...

Do you have any Expired Flares?

Have The Flares On Your Boat Expired? If your marine flares have a manufacture date of 2014 or earlier they have, or will, expire this...

DIY: The Solar Solution

A DIY real-life solution to your power issues. By Brad Roberts I was first introduced to solar power by a boater friend in our marina. This was...

Updating The Family Bowrider – Part IV: Choosing & Repairing a Trailer

In the previous three installments in this DIY series about How To Update the Family Bowrider, we outlined the rationale behind the project (see...

Updating The Family Bowrider: Part VI – Fiberglass and Canvas

In the previous five installments in this DIY series about How To Update the Family Bowrider, we outlined the rationale behind the project (see...

Updating the Family Bowrider: Part V – Electronics Update

In the previous four installments in this DIY series about How To Update the Family Bowrider, we outlined the rationale behind the project (see...

Updating the Family Bowrider: Part III – Installing a Tower

In the previous two installments in this DIY series about How To Update the Family Bowrider, we outlined the rationale behind the project and...

“Hug Your Boat Weekend” – Winter Safety Tips

Somewhere around the winter boat shows, for years our family calendar has a day marked off that we affectionately have referred to as "hug...

Updating the Family Bowrider: Part II – Repowering

In the last issue we outlined the rationale behind updating the family boat (see PBC 32-4). In this issue we tackle solving the environmental...

Updating the Family Bowrider: Part I – The Idea and Outline

In this series of articles, we show you how to update a typical family bowrider with modern day amenities and make everyone happy. Let’s...