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    Top 5 ways to keep your boat maintenance Earth-friendly

    Last updated 1 day 13 hours ago

    In celebration of #EarthDay, we've put together a list of the top 5 ways you can keep your boat maintenance earth friendly.
     
    1. Prevent fuel spills by installing a device to prevent overboard discharges from your tank vent and keep a supply of oil absorbant rags on board for spill cleanup of oil and fuel. Even small spills of oil can contaminate a large volume of water.
     
    2. Properly dispose of used oil and filters - facilities are available to handle these elements which are toxic to the marine environment. In the US call 1 800 CLEANUP, and in Canada call 1 800-667-4321 for the nearest disposal facility.
     
    3. Never mix wastes, or pour hazardous wastes down drains, on the ground or into surface waters.
     
    4. Use green products or non-toxic cleaners - many cleaning products contain chemicals that are toxic to aquatic ecosystems. Try using natural cleaners. For example:
     
    For fiberglass stains - Try making a paste of baking soda and water. Use a sponge or soft cloth and GENTLY rub the mix into the stain. Baking soda is abrasive, so use with care. Use a light touch of lemon or lime juice as a final wipe-down for a shiny, fresh-smelling finish. 
     
    For windows and mirrors - mix vinegar, lemon juice and warm water. Fill a spray bottle with the solution. Spray it on your windows and wipe with a lint-free cloth that doesn’t lint up.
     
    For chrome - use apple cider vinegar on a soft cotton cloth to rub it clean and finish with a fresh cloth using a spit of baby oil giving it a bright shine.
     
    For brass or copper - Mix baking soda and white vinegar together to create a paste. Then, rub the paste into the copper or brass object that you wish to clean. Rinse, and buff with a dry cloth. 
     
    For stainless steel - clean with a cloth dampened with undiluted white vinegar.
     
    For aluminum - using a soft cloth, clean with a solution of cream of tartar and water.
     
    For plastic surfaces - use a mixture of one part white vinegar and two parts warm water.
     
    For decks - use a mixture of one part white vinegar and eight parts warm water.
     
    For interior wood - Mix equal parts of lemon juice and olive oil. Apply a small amount to a cloth, and rub onto the furniture in long, even strokes.
     
    5. Limit dock side hull cleaning to the above water surface area only and rinse your boat with fresh water.
     

     

    Parker Boats: PUT SOME SPRING IN YOUR STEP

    Last updated 14 days ago

    A Focus on Maintenance and Longevity

    Beaufort, NC  - Parker Marine, known for building the most time-tested and overbuilt boats in the industry, is pleased to announce the latest enhancements to the Parker line.

    In August 2013, Parker rolled out its first phase of product enhancements and features, including an innovative transom design, molded aft seating and a palette of fresh gel-coat hues (Ice Blue, Fighting Lady Yellow, Sage Green and Custom White), which brought waves of excitement and muted many of its nay-sayers.

    No detail is too small. Parker's latest decision to add classic Duo-Tone Upholstery with PERMAGUARD® Technology, Grey-toned Ultra Non-Skid, and the addition of two new color choices, Sandy Bottom and Horizon Blue by HK, has been the result of their strong focus on ease of maintenance and longevity. A focus, which remains at the forefront as design and feature enhancements take shape.

    http://parkerboats.net

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    Imagine Captaining a boat for John Lennon

    Last updated 19 days ago

    Talkin' boats, and a Beatle aboard

    WERU-FM radio show 'Boattalk' ruminates on all matters nautical
    By Tom Groening
    Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 3:45am

    EAST ORLAND — It's not surprising that a Beatle would figure in a radio show. But on this day at WERU-FM, coastal Maine's community radio station, the Beatle makes an appearance not in song but in a seafaring yarn.

    And it's quite a yarn, one that reveals a pivotable moment in this Beatle's life.

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    Yarmouth Boat Yard launches new marketing campaign

    Last updated 1 month ago

    YARMOUTH, ME, March, 2014 – Yarmouth Boat Yard launched a new marketing campaign, “Enjoy the Water,” aimed at providing customers with an invaluable sense of comfort and security when they are spending time with friends and family on their boat.

    “We are lucky to have some of the most talented professionals in the industry at Yarmouth Boat Yard. This new campaign illustrates how a Yarmouth Boat Yard customer can rely on us to keep their boat in top-running condition for trouble free enjoyment on the water”, says Steve Arnold, Owner of Yarmouth Boat Yard and Moose Landing Marina.

    The campaign was created by Christina St.Cyr, who was appointed Director of Marketing November 2013.

    For more information or to view the TV commercials, visit yarmouthboatyard.com.

    Yarmouth Boat Yard

    Since 1948, Yarmouth Boat Yard has been serving the people of Maine with quality boats, service, and dry and wet dock storage.  ??We are a Top 10 and Flagship dealer for Pursuit boats. In 2013 we were named the Dealer of the Year for Eastern boats.

    Steven Arnold | Owner
    Yarmouth Boat Yard & Moose Landing Marina
    72 Lafayette Street | Yarmouth ME 04096
    P 207.846.9050 | F 207.847.9390 | C 207.232.5792
    steve@ybyboats.com | www.yarmouthboatyard.com

    Shaft Seal Maintenance video on a Holland 38

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Yarmouth Boat Yard does more than just sell boats, we make sure our customers enjoy their time on the water.

    View our shaft seal maintenance video starring Dana Jensen and Jeffrey Diggins.

    http://youtu.be/AcaKZLvL1LU

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