Vinyl Boat Wraps

Install a Transom Shower

Maintenance Check

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!
Lighten the load and lose the onboard weight for improved boat performance

Lose Onboard Weight

Once your boat is back in the water, don't undo the good your yard has done by carrying around unnecessary weight in your storage compartments....
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...
An image of a Pump Out Station. Discharge from your boat, Navigating Discharge Onboard

Pump or Dump? Navigating Discharge Onboard

There are overboard pumpout restrictions.  Most boaters know this. But many don’t think much about what your boat can discharge into the water, be...
Fire Suppression Systems

Best Types of Fire Suppression Systems

Up in Smoke: fixed fire suppression systems Other than “Man overboard!” hearing “Fire!” may be the most frightening sound aboard a vessel, especially one that...
The view from a Barker Boat using the Uflex Paddle Trim system

Uflex Paddle Trim and Barker Boatworks

The Uflex Paddle Trim System is changing the game. Uflex's innovative trim system is similar to paddle shifters in high-end sports cars. Multiple options are available for controlling...

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