Projects

Project Yak – Kayak Fishing on the Cheap

With anglers today focused on the biggest and most expensive rigs sometimes we need a reminder that fishing doesn’t need to break the bank. Today we launch the Project Yak – a basic kayak rigged for fishing just about any species for cheap. Below you’ll find a list of suitable options to outfit your kayak for fishing cheaply and effectively. …

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How To Install Blue Water LED Lights

When it comes to lighting up the night Blue Water LED has you covered. We installed our lights a couple of weeks ago and since then we are glad we did. Whether it is first thing in the morning or last thing at night the lights on our ol’ rig are now an integral and necessary part of what we …

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How to Flush an Outboard with Freshwater

Most of us take good care of our marine equipment. We wash and wax our boats and outboards, change the oil and oil filter regularly, and replace the fuel filters, but what about your outboard’s cooling system. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked in a maintenance regimen. During the course of normal use, the water pump can ingest mud, sand, and …

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Put a Shine on Your Hull

Using Shurhold’s Buff Magic on a boat is simple, once an owner knows how to do it. Proper compounding is explained below and users can also watch a video detailing the process at the link, http://shurhold.com/article/clean-n-simple/what-is-the-proper-way-to-compound-with-buff-magic-and-a-dual-action-polisher/. Before beginning, owners should have Buff Magic, Shurhold’s Dual Action Polisher, pad fluffing brush, chip brush and microfiber towels. Owners should start by setting up …

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How to Remove a Bass Boat Rub Rail

So we do have an update! The shop now all of a sudden said they will fix the paint free of charge after they received word of what the project was for. Also, removing the rub rail and over the next week or so I will be sanding her down myself to make sure things are right before it goes …

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Sanding Down Fiberglass – Project Gemini

When it comes to the end product preparation is everything, that is why we spend more time sanding, patching, painting, sanding, cutting, patching, then painting again. This time we saw a lot of imperfections in the paint that were not corrected, we had dirt in the paint and drips all over the place. This was fixed by sanding the paint back down …

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Filling Holes in Fiberglass Boats – Project Gemini

Project Gemini is coming along nicely but sometimes even with new paint you realize some things didn’t come out quite right and they need to be retouched. We noticed several issues with pitting and holes that should have been fixed and filled but due to me attempting to be cheap they presented new problems. These problems have now become your …

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Project Gemini – Bass Boat Restoration: Prepping for Paint

Another week and more progress on the Project Gemini build! This week we received the boat from paint, if you are looking to save yourself some money when getting your boat painted the preparation is what takes the most time for the paint, so why not do it yourself? The first thing you will want to do is decide if …

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Project Gemini: Outboard Motor Restoration

When it comes to looking pretty you have two major parts on your boat, the motor and the hull. We recently picked up a 1986 Johnson 200 with some cosmetic issues in order to show you how to update the looks of a worn-out looking motor. Materials: Engine Degreaser Scrub Pad – Brillo Pad 100 and 150 grit Sand Paper …

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