Engine & Upkeep

Engine & Upkeep
Keeping up with your engine and general maintenance can feel overwhelming without the right tools. That’s why Southern Boating breaks the upkeep your boat needs into manageable articles. View our information on inboard engines, outboards, electric, systems, generators, hulls, and general maintenance. Check back soon—new Engine and Upkeep posts are added weekly!
sacrificial anodes

Sacrificial Anodes

Sacrificial Anodes Sacrificial anodes die so your underwater gear may live. A war is raging under your boat. High-priced running gear and outboard lower units made...
synthetic decking for your boat

Jump Feet First into Synthetic Decking

Treat your tootsies—and your boat—to new synthetic decking. Boat decks frequently get blasted with a witch’s brew of organic and synthetic liquids. Punishing substances— greasy sunscreen,...
replace your enclosures

Replace Your Enclosures

Replace Your Enclosures Blurry or worn view? It may be time to replace your enclosures. While under way, if you confuse a scratch on your boat’s enclosure...
Installing a boarding ladder

Quick, Get Back in the Boat!

Installing a boarding ladder? If you're an avid cruiser, you'll need one! Spend time at any yacht club tiki bar and you’re bound to...
Check your ground tackle. That includes the anchor, rode and chain, windless, and more.

Ground Tackle: to refit or not to refit?

That is the question. The answer is that ground tackle is an essential component to boating. As you prepare for the change in seasons, don’t...
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