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#QuickTips- 5 More Boating Hacks Every Captain Should Know

1) Avoid Moisture Damage To Your Electronics


2) Frayed Boat Lines


3) Sticky Tape



4) Removing Vinyl Seat Stains


5) My Canvas Cover Shrinks




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1) Avoid Moisture Damage To Your Electronics

When you store your boat in the off-season, the electronics in your helm can be damaged by moisture. To prevent this, place some dry rice next to them to absorb moisture. To improve drying action, lightly brown the rice before placing it in cheesecloth and placing behind your helm. When the rice becomes moist, discard it and replace with dry rice.


2) Frayed Boat Lines

Boat lines that are cut to size always start to unravel at the end. An easy fix is to trim any frayed parts and then if the line is poly, use a match or lighter to melt the tip together. If the line is not poly, pull any loose ends together with tape and dip into shellac or liquid electrical tape.


3) Sticky Tape

If you need to use tape for repairs and can't find the end, try placing it in the microwave for six to eight seconds. Most often this loosens the tape enough to unstick the edge so you can use it again.


4) Removing Vinyl Seat Stains

Try using acetone to wipe clean difficult stains on my vinyl seats, such as ink, but start with small amounts. If that doesn't work, try nail polish remover. A miracle cure is not always expensive and may not require a dealer visit.


5) My Canvas Cover Shrinks

Canvas covers often shrink until they become difficult to snap into place. Remove the cover until it is dry and then methodically stretch it onto the snaps. If it cannot be stretched, buy canvas 'snap connection extensions' from your local hardware store that will enable you to make the connection. If you are buying a new cover, specify that it be shrink-proof. #tips #quicktips

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