Welcome to Smooth Sailing Marine
The ultimate collection of boat essentials for enthusiasts, by enthusiasts
A Marine Community Built to Help Fellow Boaters
Join us in our mission to help share knowledge in just about everything boating. From common products used in everyday marine applications, to DIY projects that could help save you and others a handful of money. We are working to compile a wealth of information available at your fingertips.
Some of the articles you’ll find on Smooth Sailing Marine include:
- Educational articles on boating in general from recommendations of gear to keep on your boat to learning how to acquire your boating safety certification.
- How-to articles for the DIY handyman who’d like to expand his or her knowledge, save some money, and simply enjoy the rewards that come with working on your own boat.
- Product reviews and research compiled to help make informed decisions and select the right products and tools for your projects from cleaning to repairs.
We’re currently growing, and there’s a lot out there to cover! So make sure to stop in occasionally as we work to expand our database with information to share with yourself and others in the boating community.
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Why Would You Need to Remove a Carb? There are many reasons to remove a carb from a machine, in this case, a boat or an outboard unit. One of the biggest reasons to remove a carburetor from a boat […]
Part of maintaining your boat each season is ensuring you have the best vinyl cleaner to keep your boats interior in tip top shape. Each year while soaking up the sun, there's a time period where the weather gets the […]
If you're not in an area that stays above freezing all year, then you'll need to know how to winterize a boat. This is extremely important as your boat engine as well as other components can be damaged internally if […]
We wanted to find out which was the best hull cleaner to remove stains and tough buildups on a boat hull. We actually purchased the hull cleaners and tested each one. The test subject was a boat that was used […]
An essential part of maintaining your boat is to change the oil in an outboard unit at least once a year. Your boat's outboard unit contains gears that need to be lubricated to ensure they run smoothly and do not […]
There are many uses and applications for multimeters. Whether you are a hobbyist looking to test some circuits on occasion, or a professional looking to use your meter daily, there's a product for you. We understand not everyone is looking […]
Whether you plan to store your boat long term, or simply winterize it, it's essential to treat the fuel with the best stabilizer to keep […]
If you are looking for ways to remove water from a boat gas tank, you've come to the right place. Water collection in a gas […]
Keeping your boats spark plugs up to date and maintained is an important part of keeping your engine running smoothly and performing at its best. […]
So you have a dead battery, or maybe a boat that's slow to start? How to test an alternator is a good procedure to know […]
Changing the oil on your boat's inboard engine is just as essential as changing the oil on your vehicles engine. This should be top priority […]
Have you ever wondered what life would be like with a fuel injection conversion instead of your carbureted engine? Perhaps you've been fighting the same […]