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Tying Up at the Docks: A How-To Guide

October 20, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Here at Trinity Alps Marina, we frequently hear from boat enthusiasts and those who are interested in getting involved with boats the concern: "I don’t know how to dock my boat". It can be a big issue if you own a boat and don’t know how to get all the value that you possibly can out of it. Not knowing how to dock it is a worry, and, understandably, many people want to resolve their lack of understanding of this process as rapidly as possible. Fortunately, we have more than a few tips on how to get your boat docked safely... View Article

How To Prepare Your Boat for Winter

October 10, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you want to know how to prepare my boat for winter, many things need to be done before you store it away. Depending on where you live, the boating season may have already ended for you. Winter is right around the corner and winterizing your boat means that you can prevent costly repairs next season. How To Winterize Boats  Winter boat maintenance is important. Special attention is required to help your boat withstand the winter months. Be sure to implement the following tips. Give Boat a Detailed Cleaning Before putting your boat away, you must ensure it is thoroughly cleaned.... View Article

Docking Vs. Mooring: Boat Vocabulary

September 14, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Docking vs mooring boats seems to be common boat vocabulary that some don’t understand. That is why there have been questions about whether one should dock their boat or moor it, and the answer depends on the vessel type and size. So, what is the difference between docking and mooring boats? What Is Boat Docking? Docking a boat is attaching the vessel to a fixed pier, structure, or another ship. The purpose of docking is to provide safe and secure boarding and disembarking for passengers and crew. Docking also allows the boat to be stationed in a particular location, which... View Article

Why Boat Maintenance Is Important in Summer

September 14, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Boat maintenance in the summer has always been common for most boat owners. This is the time of the year when boats tend to be in high usage compared to other seasons. Therefore, as a boat owner, you must ensure that you maintain your boat for maximum summer operations. Here’s the importance of boat maintenance in the summer. 1. Increase Boat Safety The safety of your boat should be paramount whether you’re using it for commercial purposes or recreational activities. According to the United States Coast Guard, boating accidents tend to peak during the summer from the increased number of... View Article

5 of the Most Common Boat Repairs You Should Be Aware Of

August 14, 2022 5:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As a boat owner, there are some common boat repairs to be aware of so that you can be in a position to avoid costly repairs. Boat owners generally know these boat issues to fix, and many incorporate fundamental repair aspects to keep their boats in the best possible conditions. Here are some of the most common boat problems to be aware of. 1. Faulty Electrical Connections Boat wiring is constantly exposed to the elements, and as such, it is prone to corrosion. This can lead to electrical shorts and other problems. To avoid this, ensure that all connections are clean... View Article