The Ultimate A-Z Guide to Boat Preservation

APPLY BARRIER COAT

Ease of Application – Med

Cost – ££

“This video goes over all of the important steps in preparing your boat and the materials for a perfect application of barrier coat. As with any paint job, and even more so with this vital first layer of paint on a bare bottom, your surface must be perfectly prepared or the paint won’t stick and your barrier will be compromised.”

BOTTOM PAINTING

Ease of Application – Med

Cost – ££

“Tips and Tricks for bottom painting your boat.”

BOTTOM PAINTING

Ease of Application – Med

Cost – ££

“Boat Paint Ideas – Bottom painting basics are explained in this video from West Marine.”

BOTTOM PAINTING

Ease of Application – Med

Cost – ££

“Bottom Boat Paint Small Area Repair.”

CAULK A WOODEN BOAT

Ease of Application – Med

Cost – £

“How to Caulk a wooden boat with Peter Graham.”

CLEAN VINYL UPHOLSTERY

Ease of Application – Easy

Cost – £

“Whether you are a boat owner or detailer, Darren shows boat detailing and cleaning tricks to get your boat vinyl upholstery super clean. Using Meguiar’s Super-Degreaser, Darren is able to go from good to great. Additional tips provided by Darren if you are a detailer looking for advice form a professional.”

DECK REPLACEMENT

Ease of Application – Hard

Cost – £££

“Bought a used boat, discovered that my deck was completely rotten, so I decided to fix it myself. Thanks to a lot of online forums and FriscoBoater’s YouTube videos I was successful in my attempt to repair my boat! Also, I had a lot of help from my friends and for that I am very thankful!.”

FIBERGLASS REPAIR

Ease of Application – Easy

Cost – £

“How to repair chips, gouges scrapes and large cracks in gelcoat and fiberglass on your boat.”

FIBERGLASS REPAIR

Ease of Application – Med

Cost – ££

“This video outlines the different types of fiberglass repairs needed to prep a surface before Awlgrip painting and applying a non-skid texture. Small holes, larger holes, chips and voids are covered in detail using West System Epoxy.”

FIBERGLASS REPAIR

Ease of Application – Easy

Cost – £

“I purchased the boat with the scrape on the bottom. I fixed it using marine tex. This product is stronger than fiberglass. If you are just fixing gel coat, this is overkill and I wouldn’t recommend it. If you have a hole or scrape in the fiberglass, this stuff will be a strong repair.”

GELCOAT APPLICATION

Ease of Application – Med

Cost – £

“The experts at Metan Marine Restoration show how to repair a small section of damaged hull, right down to the new gelcoat application.”

GELCOAT APPLICATION

Ease of Application – Med

Cost – ££

“Gelcoat Application – For more information please visit 3M Marine.”

GELCOAT APPLICATION

Ease of Application – Med

Cost – ££

“Another video from our GRP Quicktips Series – How to brush apply gelcoat.”

GELCOAT APPLICATION

Ease of Application – Easy

Cost – £

“This video provides a brief guide on how to apply a Brush Polyester Gelcoat. Before starting any project, please ensure you familiarise yourself with the relevant MSDS and TDS for the hazardous products you will use. Also ensure you are wearing the appropriate safety equipment and are working in a well ventilated area.”

GELCOAT FINISHING

Ease of Application – Hard

Cost – £££

“Here’s a quick look at the standard operating procedure for finishing marine gelcoat. To find more information, including SOP charts and other videos, please visit 3M Marine.”

HOLE REPAIR

Ease of Application – Med

Cost – £

“A step by step process of how I restored a fiberglass boat console. Large holes are filled with fiberglass resin and fiberglass mat. A little filler is applied and the holes completely disappear (after a lot of sanding).”

HOW TO FIBERGLASS A DECK

Ease of Application – Hard

Cost – £££

“This video will show the easiest way for anyone to fiberglass a plywood deck!”

PAINTING TOPSIDES

Ease of Application – Easy

Cost – ££

Boat Painting – “Fairing and Painting Topsides.”

PRIMER TOPSIDE

Ease of Application – Easy

Cost – £

“Follow these quick tips and tricks to get the best results out of your primer.”

PROTECT BOAT FABRIC

Ease of Application – Easy

Cost – ££

“Chemical Guys Boat Fabric Guard protects boat and watercraft fabrics from liquids, stains, and fading from UV sunlight. Simply spray Boat Fabric Guard onto fabric and upholstery to repel liquids, dirt, grease, and UV light. Boat Fabric Guard uses hydrophobic technology to repel water and other liquids to protect against stains and spots.”

PROTECTING BOAT SEATS AND VINYL

Ease of Application – Easy

Cost – £

“In this video Mike shares the secret to keeping your boat’s vinyl surface clean and protected the fast and easy way. The secret is to keep a bottle of Marine 31 Vinyl Cleaner & Condition stored on your boat with a few clean, microfiber towels and then give your boat seats a quick wipe-down after returning to dock.”

REFINISH A TEAK DECK

Ease of Application – Med

Cost – ££

“An overview and step by step of how to refinish / re-seam the teak decks on your boat!”

REMOVE HEAVY OXIDATION

Ease of Application – Med

Cost – ££

“How to restore and protect dull, oxidized and weathered gel-coat. Do It Yourself Like The Pros. Your Boat or RV will look like new in three easy steps, Ardex Marine 3 step restoration.”

REMOVE HEAVY OXIDATION

Ease of Application – Med

Cost – ££

“Quick demo on what steps to take to get clean looking shiny boat. At 220 auto in Kailua Hawaii. 905 Kapaa quarry place.”

REMOVE PAINT

Ease of Application – Med

Cost – ££

Why you should use Boat Paint – “I discover that the Wolf has been completely painted with HOUSE paint! Lets get that stripped!”

REMOVE SCRATCHES FROM GELCOAT

Ease of Application – Med

Cost – ££

“This short and sweet video will show you in detail, how to remove scratches from your boat’s gelcoat. Daniel wet sands his own Chaparral and removes a cluster of scratches.”

REPAIR CHIPPED GELCOAT

Ease of Application – Easy

Cost – £

“After hitting a rock in the lake last summer, we perform cosmetic repair to the Fiberglass Gel Coat on the bottom of the 1996 Starcraft 1750 Bow Rider. We are using the Gel Cote International Scratched Surface Repair Kit With Wax to fix the chipped hull in just over 2 hours.”

REPLACE ROTTEN FLOOR

Ease of Application – Hard

Cost – £££

“Watch in 20 minutes, what I learned over three weekends as I replaced the rotten floor of our 16 foot bow rider. The biggest part of the job was removing the rotten wood and debris over two weekends. The total time spent on removal was about 15 hours.”

REPLACE ROTTEN FLOOR

Ease of Application – Med

Cost – ££

“This DIY video shows how to fix a rotten boat floor. The text book way of replacing the floor is to remove the consoles, seat boxes and remove all the original plywood floor…”

RESTORE TEAK

Ease of Application – Easy

Cost – £

“Iosso Teak Cleaner 16oz cleans and brightens wood in one easy step! Removes dirt, mildew stains, black algae, and oil stains and restores a bright natural look to weathered teak.”

ROTTEN WOOD BOAT REPAIR

Ease of Application – Med

Cost – ££

“Rotten wood boat repair advice.”

SEAL AND PROTECT

Ease of Application – Med

Cost – ££

“Interprotect® 2000E with Microplates® is a unique two-part epoxy coating developed to protect fiberglass hulls from water absorption, which can lead to osmotic blistering. Microplates® create an overlapping barrier to help stop water migration through the coating.”

SEAL AND PROTECT

Ease of Application – Easy

Cost – ££

“Watch how to scrape off the old finish on a dinghy and then how to mix the proper amount of epoxy before you start your next project.”

STRIPPING PAINT

Ease of Application – Med

Cost – £

Stripping Old Boat Paint – “Watch as Shipwright Louis Sauzedde shows you how to use a heat shrink gun to strip paint off an 8M wooden boat.”

STRIPPING VARNISH

Ease of Application – Med

Cost – £

“Learn a super easy way to remove old varnish and prep your boats wooden surfaces the seasons new coats.”

TEAK OIL

Ease of Application – Med

Cost – £

“Sometimes teak oil can last a couple of months without a new coat depending on how many coats you have on. The Watco teak oil is a mixture and not pure teak oil. This technique will work even better with a Better straight teak oil like Starbright or golden.”

VARNISHING

Ease of Application – Med

Cost – ££

“Louis Sauzedde takes you through his process for varnishing a traditional wooden boat. In part 2 he shows you how to apply the final coats of varnish on the dinghy Lizard.”

VARNISHING

Ease of Application – Med

Cost – ££

“This video goes into detail on the proper way of refinishing the floor in a boat. These techniques can be used on any floor or any wood surface you are refinishing. Follow these steps and youll get a long lasting finish. Keep in mind that gloss finishes typically have better uv resistance.”

WINTERIZE BOAT

Ease of Application – Easy

Cost – ££

“Part 1 of a 2 part series on how to winterize your boat.”

WINTERIZE BOAT

Ease of Application – Easy

Cost – ££

“Part 2 of a 2 part series on how to winterize your boat.”

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One Coat High Build Steel Enamel - A tough long lasting, fast drying, semi-gloss primer finish made on a high build alkyd resin. Eliminates the need for two coats and cuts the drying time between coat, reducing labour and paint costs. This protects against corrosion and impacts. - Coverage: 5-10 m2 per litre - Touch Drying Time: 3-6 hours - Recoat: 16 hours - Hard Drying Time: 48 hours

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Anticorrosive Quick Dry Primer is a single pack priming solution suitable for most metal substrates. Also suitable for pre-treated aluminium and galvanised steel. Anticorrosive Quick Dry Primer gives excellent protection against corrosion. Excellent build levels and can be re-coated in most types of finish. - Coverage: 5 m² per litre - Touch Drying Time: 30 mins - 1 hr - Recoat: 12 hrs - Hard Drying Time: 24 hrs