3 Maintenance Tips to Increase Your Boat's Value | BoatUS

Want to maintain or increase your boat's value? You love your boat and maybe aren't thinking about selling her any time soon, but if you do, you want to be able to get the most money you can for her. BoatUS Magazine's Lenny Rudow shares 3 simple maintenance tips that will help protect your investment. These include maintaining your outboard (particularly the outside), flushing your engines with freshwater after every use, and cleaning your vinyl to avoid mildew. For more information, visit http://www.BoatUS.com/Magazine. BoatUS Magazine is the flagship publication of the Boat Owners Association of The United States. The award-winning publication is delivered bimonthly to more than half a million BoatUS members and focuses on boating news, boating lifestyle, destinations, how-to, maintenance, and more. Connect with us: Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/BoatUS Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoatUS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boatus/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/+boatus/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/boatus/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/boatus

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Want to maintain or increase your boat's value? You love your boat and maybe aren't thinking about selling her any time soon, but if you do, you want to be able to get the most money you can for her. BoatUS Magazine's Lenny Rudow shares 3 simple maintenance tips that will help protect your investment. These include maintaining your outboard (particularly the outside), flushing your engines with freshwater after every use, and cleaning your vinyl to avoid mildew. For more information, visit http://www.BoatUS.com/Magazine. BoatUS Magazine is the flagship publication of the Boat Owners Association of The United States. The award-winning publication is delivered bimonthly to more than half a million BoatUS members and focuses on boating news, boating lifestyle, destinations, how-to, maintenance, and more. Connect with us: Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/BoatUS Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoatUS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boatus/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/+boatus/posts Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/boatus/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/boatus

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Tom Corbett
Tom Corbett - 6 years ago
You showed us the mildew on the vinyl but didn't state the best way to remove it. Please give us you recommendations.
BoatU.S.
BoatU.S. - 6 years ago
Hi Tom! Great question. One way to remove mildew stains (and spider droppings) on vinyl is OxiClean powder (original). Mix according to directions, apply, and gently scrub with a nylon brush, then let sit for 5-10 minutes before rinsing. If you need a bit more scrubbing power, you can safely use a wetted Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. However, it is abrasive, so be gentle so as not to damage your vinyl. If you can, test it in an inconspicuous spot first so you don't have any unexpected results. The trick, though, is that once you remove the stains, you need to seal and protect the vinyl with a product such as 303 Aerospace Protectant to keep them from returning. The one thing you NEVER want to use is bleach or a product that contains bleach as it will damage the vinyl and stitching over time . Keep an eye out in the April/May 2018 issue of BoatU.S. Magazine for an article on safe cleaning solutions (and prevention) for some of the most challenging stains on your boat.
Jennifer Cheney
Jennifer Cheney - 6 years ago
Tips on cleaning that vinyl would be good. I recommend cleaner/degreaser and using a wet magic eraser.
BoatU.S.
BoatU.S. - 6 years ago
Thanks for the feedback, Jennifer. See our reply to Tom below.
Fahad HSN
Fahad HSN - 6 years ago
i would like to know when should i change the fuel water separator on my fuel tank i have a single Yamaha 150 out boat with a fuel tank of 208 L
BoatU.S.
BoatU.S. - 6 years ago
From Mark Corke, Associate Editor, BoatUS Magazine: It should be changed annually in concert with routine engine service.
don traeger
don traeger - 6 years ago
Videos on changing oil and lower drive oil would be helpful.
BoatU.S.
BoatU.S. - 6 years ago
Hi Don. Thanks for the feedback. You're in luck! We already have videos on both: https://youtu.be/AZxHQnus-VI and https://youtu.be/oM5L8hSW3ns

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