The tarps are coming off, the lifts and trailers are underway, and if you haven't already started prepping your boat for the season, it's time to get at it. To help out, we're reprising a bunch of useful links that we've showcased over the last few years, leading to articles that will make your life easier. Here you go:

Uncover it, clean it, hit the basics


It's hard to beat a brand-new professionally applied finish. But DIY-ers can get close with good gelcoat maintenance and quality paste wax.

It's hard to beat a brand-new professionally applied finish. But DIY-ers can get close with good gelcoat maintenance and quality paste wax.



Hit that gelcoat

 

Check and double-check the systems

 

Work up the wood

 

shaft zinc

Sacrificial anodes like the shaft zinc shown here will protect against galvanic corrosion.



Protect against corrosion underwater

 

Emergency gear run-through

 

For a general, all-in-one list, read Get Your Powerboat Ready for Spring: 31 Hot Tips. You can also watch our growing library of how-to articles and videos.

See you in the boatyard, and on the water.

Fair winds!

The boats.com editors

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