Do It Yourself

Install a Rod Holder

Install a Rod Holder

When you need it most, you’ll wish you’d installed a flush-mount rod holder.

While rod holders may not be considered critical deck hardware, its their absence at a critical moment that will make you fully aware of their value.


Advice for Any Project

Advice for Any Project

Boatyard pros share their DIY advice in hopes of sparing you unnecessary pain.

Ready. Aim. Put out the Fire.

Ready. Aim. Put out the Fire.

Prepare for the worst-case scenario ahead of time by installing an automatic fire extinguishing system.

Keep Your Carbs Clean

Keep Your Carbs Clean

Engine techs will be happy to do it once things have gone too far, but you can avoid that scenario with some regular maintenance.

Install a Battery Charger

Install a Battery Charger

You know you want one, and you can do it yourself.

Sittin’ Pretty

Sittin’ Pretty

One boater doesn’t take his boat’s seating arrangement sitting down.

Time for a Change

Time for a Change

Create your own pump system for fluid removal.

Debunking Your Trailer

Debunking Your Trailer

Replacing the bunks on your trailer is easy, and your boat will thank you for it.

Install Better Performance

Install Better Performance

Adding a partial third pontoon takes a twin pontoon boat to another level.

Made for Shade

Made for Shade

Installing a Bimini top on your boat creates an ultraviolet-ray-free zone when needed.

Don’t Forget to Flush

Don’t Forget to Flush

A three-port valve simplifies the act of flushing your raw water–cooled engine.

A Better Bottom

A Better Bottom

A new coat of bottom paint can take care of what lies beneath.

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

If you need to get your boat off the trailer for some work, here’s one way.

Rub(rail)  Your Boat the Right Way

Rub(rail) Your Boat the Right Way

Is it time to replace an unsightly rubrail? Here’s how.

Replacing a Damaged Lower Unit

Replacing a Damaged Lower Unit

When you finally tag bottom — and you will — you’ll want to know how to install a new lower unit.