Advice & How-To
With helpful videos, advice on bottom paint selection and step-by-step instructions, this article will help you get the job done.
By Tom Burden and Brian Gordon, Last updated: 2/15/2021
This article covers how to bring your inboard/outboard out of hibernation and prepare it for the season ahead.
By Brian Gordon, Last updated: 2/26/2021
West Marine Has All the Spring Prep Products You Need
When the snow melts and green grass reaches for the sky it’s time to prepare our boats for the season ahead. Spring prep, also known as spring commissioning, entails dewinterizing our boats. This includes making the boat’s engine, sanitation and potable water systems ready for use. Dewinterizing your boat’s engine includes burning off fogging oil and checking the fuel lines, cooling system hoses, filters, impellers and ignition components. Now is the time to change the engine oil and filter if you did not do so in the fall.