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Eco-Friendly Paint Removal

One of the most environmentally damaging aspects of traditional boating maintenance involves the periodic need to apply anti-fouling paint to your vessel’s hull. The first step in this process usually involves removing the old paint. Various methods have been used … Continue reading

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Eco-friendly Solutions for Plastic Bag Waste

Eco-friendly Solutions for Plastic Bag Waste Regular plastic bags take a lifetime, often over 100 years, to begin to degrade. Less than 2% of plastic bags ever get recycled and those that are seldom ever become plastic bags again. Plastic … Continue reading

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Combatting an Oily Bilge with Natural Beneficial Microbes

Prevention is the best way to stop oily discharges from the bilge. Maintain your engine well, which prevents most leaks of fossil fuels into the water. Its also a good idea to place an oil absorbent pad or pillow under … Continue reading

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How can you prevent Marine Debris from ruining your vacation

New discoveries of islands made of garbage in the ocean can cause great concern for everyone over the prevalence of marine debris on our planet. Marine debris can harm the entire ocean ecosystem and can be easily prevented by taking … Continue reading

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Going Green with Marine Hardware in an Imperfect World

Going Green with Marine Hardware in an Imperfect World Most marine hardware can be divided into two distinct groups these days. Cheap junk made with little, if any, thought to the impact its production has on the environment or the … Continue reading

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Foolproof Earth-friendly Boat Maintenance: Non-Toxic Cleaning

Foolproof earth-friendly boat maintenance: Cleaning your boat There is a significant impact from recreational boating on aquatic ecosystems. Cleaning your boat in a marine mindful way is one powerful way you can help the aquatic environment. Toxic products in the … Continue reading

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How to Prepare your Boat for a Hurricane

Hurricane Irene may be old news, but hurricane season is far from over in the United States. Is your boat protected from severe storms? Use this checklist to reduce the risk of damage to your boat in the event of … Continue reading

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What Green Boaters Should Know About Tar Sands

Beginning August 20th, more than 1,000 people began to converge on the White House in Washington, D.C. to protest potential legislation that would authorize construction of a 1,600-mile long pipeline between Canadian tar sands pits and United States oil refineries. … Continue reading

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4 Places to Learn More about Green Boating

Being a green boater means learning how to enjoy your hobby without damaging the water in which you do it, but it also means educating yourself about what’s good and bad for the environment and why. The more you know … Continue reading

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3 Inexpensive Ways to Go Green

Expense is one of the most common reasons that people avoid taking steps to be more green. In today’s economic climate, it’s understandable that you may not be eager to learn more about protecting the environment if you think it … Continue reading

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