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Removing Mold from Boat Seats

Removing Mold from Boat SeatsIt is not uncommon for boat seats to develop mold. There are things you can do to not only remove the mold but prevent it too. This is a page about removing mold from boat seats.


Cleaning a Pontoon Boat

Cleaning a Pontoon Boat?This is a page about cleaning a pontoon boat. Pontoon boats are great for enjoying a day out on the lake. As with any boat periodic cleaning will keep your boat looking nice for many years.


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Removing Wax From a Boat?Maintenance is an important part of boat ownership. Waxing a boat can restore the luster and shine, help make future clean ups easier, and protect the boat from harmful UV rays. This page contains suggestions for removing wax from a boat.


Using a Canoe

Using a CanoeThis page is about using a canoe. It's important to understand water safety before learning to use a canoe.


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Steering a CanoeCanoeing is fun and a great way to explore hidden byways. First, you need to be proficient in steering. This is a page about steering a canoe.


A woman paddling a canoe alone.

Paddling a Canoe AloneThis is a page about paddling a canoe alone. It is not necessary to have a partner to enjoy canoeing. You can easily learn the technique needed to paddle a canoe alone.


A row boat floating in the water.

Buying an Environmentally Friendly BoatThis is a page about buying an environmentally friendly boat. Owning a boat can be fun and you don't have to harm the environment to use it if you shop carefully.


Cleaning a Saltwater Boat

Cleaning a Saltwater Boat?This is a page about cleaning a saltwater boat. Boats that are utilized in salt water need to be cleaned regularly.


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Boat Friendly Recipes?This page contains boat friendly recipes. Your ability to cook on a boat can be limited. Finding recipes that use the resources you have and are easy to prepare while on the water is helpful.


Buying a Used Boat, A boat on a trailer.

Buying a Used Boat?This is a page about buying a used boat. Boats are an expensive investment. One way to save money is to buy a used boat. You can still get a good boat without paying full price.


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Keeping Spiders Out of a Boat?I am just wondering if there is way to keep spiders out of my boat? I don't want to use chemicals because of worry with human and pet contact.


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Hanging Paper Towels on a Boat, Camper or RVOn our boat we use a stretchy "bungee" cord to hang up our paper towel roll (you put the cord through the roll). You could do the same in your camper or RV - or anywhere else, for that matter!



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Kayaking Tips?We just purchased a couple of used kayaks. Does anyone have any kayaking tips? They are sea kayaks, they will be used in lakes and in the Puget Sound (near Seattle).


Don't Canoes Tip Easily?Like most things, canoes are perfectly safe if used in the manner in which they were designed. In actual fact, you have to work pretty hard to flip a canoe over because of its relatively flat bottom.


How to Steer a Canoe

How to Steer a CanoeSteering a canoe efficiently can cause quite a bit of frustration for the novice canoeist. The best advice is to do a little as possible and when you do need to correct the course, do it with the least amount of effort.


Tips for Steering A Canoe

Tips for Steering A CanoeCanoes have a natural tendency to drift to one side rather than move forward in a straight line. This can be incredibly frustrating to new paddlers who have never been given any basic instruction.



Can I Paddle a Canoe By Myself?The short answer is yes, you can paddle a canoe by yourself. It is infinitely easier to do with two people but with a few minor alterations, you should be able to have a pleasant journey.



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Fiberglass Boat Hull Cleaning?Can I clean my fiberglass boat hull with Snow Bowl toilet cleaner?


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Cleaning a Pontoon Boat?My husband and I bought a used pontoon boat in pretty good shape except the pontoon tubes or coated with a lot of scale from being left in the water for long periods of time.


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Make Ahead Meals For Boating Weekends?I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for what I could make a head of time (freeze, etc.) during the week to use for meals (sandwiches get boring after awhile) on the boat (so not too complicated) on the weekends?



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Cleaning a Saltwater Boat?Do you have any tips for cleaning a saltwater boat?


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Boat Friendly Recipes?Boat Friendly Recipes. I frequently have guests over for extended (3-4 hour) boating "parties". Anyone have any suggestions for boat friendly recipes for heavy hors d'oeuvres I could take along?


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Cleaning Pontoon Boat Seats?I just bought a pontoon boat and it needs a bit of cleaning, but otherwise it is in great shape. It was docked under oak trees and the owner said that it was sap on the tops and edges of the seats from the trees.


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