Category Archives: Green Boat Maintenance

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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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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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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Green Boating Law Bans Copper Bottom Paints

Finding alternatives to copper bottom paint has been a green boating priority for several years. Now, it appears that all boaters may need to reconsider their painting supplies as copper bottom paint becomes banned by state laws. Continue reading

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Getting Your Boat Ready for the Water

While some parts of the country actually had snow this week, it is officially spring. Hopefully that means boaters all over will soon be able to get back in the water. As you’re pulling your boat out of winter storage … Continue reading

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Green Boat Repair Tips

Most green boaters understand the basic rules of being environmentally friendly. We don’t throw our garbage in the water and we don’t make it a habit of leaking oil and gas into the water. However, there are some aspects of … Continue reading

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3 Simple Tips For Green Boat Cleaning

Boat cleaning and maintenance have the potential to be some of the most environmentally damaging aspects of boating. Harsh chemicals that end up in water damage delicate ecosystems and can even pollute drinking water. Practicing green boat cleaning and maintenance … Continue reading

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How To Spot A Green Marina

If you’re practicing green boating when you’re in the water, it makes sense to choose a green marina for docking and refueling.  Green or clean marinas can be found in most states and should share your commitment to protecting the … Continue reading

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Removing Paint and Varnish the Green Way.

Removing Paint and Varnish the Green Way. Anybody who has ever applied a coat of paint or varnish knows that the key to a job well done is meticulous prep work. Before you can expect a new coating to adhere … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Bilge Water Clean

Keeping Your Bilge Water Clean One of the dirtiest places on almost any boat is the bilge. All sorts of nasty stuff manages to find its way down hill into your boat’s lowest interior point. Water, fuel, oil, transmission fluid, … Continue reading

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