Monday, June 2, 2014

Boat Painting

It’s spring, and boat owners often think of painting their boats in preparation for the boating season. In the north, mid-May is probably the best month for boat painting as the temperature should be between 70 and 80 degrees and the humidity should be below 65%. Mid-May is not the best time for southern boaters, especially Floridians, as it is important to avoid the rainy season.  These months to avoid would also be late August through October.
  As in any painting project preparation is key.  It is the most tedious, time-consuming and important part of your project. Without good preparation, your paint job is worthless.
Most boats use gelcoats as their exterior finish. These old gel coats are quite porous and, by now, have absorbed many years-worth of waxes and oils.  The proper preparation is to do a thorough dewaxing and sanding. Only then can you use a primer coat.
The next time-consuming preparation project is the removal of all hardware.  To achieve a professional result every piece of hardware must be removed.
Don’t even think about masking off the hardware and painting around it. This is guaranteed to produce a terrible looking job. Also, masked hardware leads to the paint bridging between the masked hardware and the mounting surface and results in water migrating under the paint and producing flaking and peeling. Only then, can the sanding part of the project begin. Before sanding be sure to spread plastic on the ground and use a shop vac.  The dust from sanding is enormous, and many boatyards prohibit sanding altogether. Also, this is the time to put on protective clothing for your hands and eyes.

Finally, apply paint or varnish.  Remember that several thin coats are far better than one thick coat.
A good paint job should hold up for 10 years or more.  But, you must use proper care.
·        Never use harsh detergents for cleaning. Use only soft bristle brushes or a mop.
·        Keep your boat clean and avoid accumulated dirt.
·        Wash thoroughly to remove salt.
·        Except for walking surfaces the rest of the boat should be waxed once a year.

All of the necessary products for your boat painting project are available from our website - .  We are ready and eager to guide you in your selections.

Good luck and happy boating!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Clearance Sale!

Hurry and check Boatersland Marine for a list of great items in our clearance sale!

Prepare for summer fun on the water with 18% off select water sport inflatables!

Also find many other great items on sale for 18% off such as Rule Bilge Pumps, Flood Lights, and more!

New Special Posted!

Boatersland Marine's most recent February special has been posted! Save $260 on the top of the line Garmin GDL-30A Weather Data/Auto Receiver!

For only $265, the GDL 30A weather/audio satellite receiver brings XM satellite weather data and XM satellite radio directly to your Garmin chartplotter — without the need for a separate PC interface.

The GDL 30A also allows you to connect your chartplotter to your on-board stereo to broadcast 120 channels of non-stop music, sports, news and talk.

Raymarine Boat Show Sale!

Boat Show Sale! Save 5% on selected Raymarine items here at Boatersland Marine. Top selling Raymarine Multifunction Displays, Radars & Raydomes, and much more are at a great discounted price just in time for the spring!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

After The Holidays!

Just because the holidays are over, doesn't mean you've missed out on great deals here at Boatersland Marine! Update all of your electronics with the newest and hottest styles! Save huge on the biggest GPS and Chartplotter brands such as Garmin, Raymarine, Lowrance, and much more. You can also update your travel off of the water with Handheld GPS's as well as our Auto Navigation!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Raymarine Sale

Get everything you need for your boat before the summer ends! Boatersland Marine is ending the summer with a Raymarine Sale! Save hundreds on Raymarines most popular electronics. Choose from Multifunction Displays, Corepacks, and Pilots!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Raymarine Spring Sale!

Be sure you don't miss out on Boatersland Marine's spring sale! Save over 5% on select Raymarine products. Here you can save on many products such as TV Antennas, Chartplotters/Fishfinders, Digital Sounder Modules, SmartPilots, and much more!