Maintenance

Uh-Oh! Won’t Start!

Ready to go for a boat ride, you have checked your fluids and loaded up the galley in anticipation of a wonderful day on the water. Next step? The fuel dock where you take on 100 gallons and pump out your holding tank. All Set? You bet! Let’s get the engines purring again and let our lines free…Starboard? Go! Port?…Port? Um, Port?…hmmmm. […]

Maintenance

How To Select The Right Boatyard

What a great first season with your new boat! You’ve cruised to wonderful destinations, met fabulous boating friends and managed to find deep water…most of the time. Now you need to select a boatyard, but where do you start and what questions must be answered before you decide? […]

Maintenance

Zincs – Where to find them

We monitor a few online forums and try to help out where we can. Recently a few questions came up on the Great Loop forum about zincs for your engine and what to do about the occasional pieces of zinc that break off, possibly blocking water flow through the heat exchanger. […]

Maintenance

Next Step: Survey and Sea Trial!

So you found the perfect boat and now your broker schedules a survey and sea trial. What’s THAT? you say….just Ask Captain Chris to join you aboard for your survey and Sea Trial and he will help you better understand what’s being looked at, why and what it all means. […]

Maintenance

Boat Systems Seminars

Captain Chris takes the mystery out of maintenance. If fuel filters, impellers & bilge pumps aren’t in your everyday comfort zone then this expanded two-day seminar will help prepare you to start your Cruising Adventure. […]