The Basics Of Building A Cedar Strip Canoe

Looking for a place to dock your boat? Well then, look no farther my friend. Having a boat slip to dock your boat is a must. Having a slip at a marina offers convenience, security, services, amenities and a social atmosphere to enjoy. Renting a marina boat slip can be a very effective solution for many boat owners. Lets expand on the reasons to dock your boat at a marina slip shall we.

If you don’t believe you would be any good at wooden boat building, you never know until you try. There are lots of really great wooden boat building plans available online that you can download directly to your computer and then print out so that you can have the plans in front of you. A plan set will come with a list of materials that you need to complete your project. This is one of the best ways to save money, because you are at liberty to shop around and locate the best deal on the supplies you will need to complete your project.

Some stores can even sell a combination of boat cover s, like a mooring/trailering boat cover. What type of mooring boat cover should you purchase? There are various factors that need to be taken into account. And these factors can’t be easily explained. Your best option is to contact your local boating store. They can help you make the right decision.

You can also create a treasure chest out of a cardboard box as well. With a little use of scissors, some glue, and creativity, you will have a treasure chest in no time. One of the best places to plan a pirate birthday is on an outdoor deck because a deck can easily be transferred into a boat deck. It’s an excellent location for your party. If you don’t have an open deck then you may want to consider scene setters. These are a great tool to help turn a room into a boat setting, or a dock if you choose.

When possible, always attempt to run your fuel down to 1/4 tank or less. At this point you then add the proper amount of fuel conditioner to your gas tank. With the fuel conditioner in the tank run your bimini tops for at least 1/2 hour. Doing this will insure the fuel conditioner / stabilizer has made its way into the system.

When it is time to order your cover, you should take accurate dimensions of the boat. Measure it yourself. Do not count on the dimensions supplied by the manufacturer. To find the center line length, measure from the tip of the bow to the center of the stern. Add the length of any extensions, such as bow pulpits, transom brackets, and swim platforms to the center line. To find the beam width, measure the boat at its widest point. Measure the distance from the bottom of the keel to the highest fixed point in order to get the height of the boat. If your boat is a t-top, be sure to measure the boat console to ensure a proper fitting. Most covers are designed for single engines with bow rails up to 24″. For dual engines, simply order the next larger size.

If following these simple steps becomes part of a regular routine, your boat should stay happy and healthy for many years to come. Not only that, but when you come to sell it you will find that this careful maintenance has had a dramatic effect on the resale value.