There are an estimated 10 million Americans that use boats and trailers each year. It is not unusual for the trailers to go years without good quality inspections or preventative maintenance. More often than not, owners are merely reactive to issues, as they arise. In 2020 alone, nearly 10,000 calls were received for boat trailer roadside assistance issues. The number of roadside assistance cases can be drastically lowered if owners would perform some basic preventative maintenance measures to ensure the lifespan… Read Full Article →
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Boating season is now in full swing. You may have taken your beloved boat out for the first time already or have that on the calendar in the coming days. If you notice a bit of damage that you did not see at the end of last season, or need painting… Read Full Article →
The fall months are full of boat owners working to moor up or bring their boats in for the season. Many will simply trailer their boat, cover it, and leave it until the weather begins to warm up again next season. The best thing to do however, is to thoroughly inspect your boat structurally to ensure that any damages are taken care of, as the off-season is the best time to get any repair work or restoration done.
First off, inspect your trailer thoroughly: Many boat owners just assume that their trailer is fine and free of defects. They pull their boat out of the water and plan to trailer their boat all winter long. What happens if one of the tires is dry-rotted… Read Full Article →
Pontoon boats can be among the most popular ways to relax on the water, as pontoons offer more carrying capacity than any other boat of similar size. This means you can have all your family and friends aboard at one time! It’s no wonder that making the decision to buy one can be a little intimidating. There is a vast array of styles and floor plans to choose from and many features that can make choosing the right one for you, a bit overwhelming. Even when you think you’ve found just the right one, a very common question becomes, “When’s the best time to make that purchase?”… Read Full Article →
As the temperatures begin to drop and the nights get longer, the fall season begins to settle in. Some boat owners remain out on the water still, while many use this time to bring their boat out of the water and begin to get it ready for winter storage. One of the most popular questions we get as to storage is where to keep it when you’re not using it. There are several options, and which you decide upon will likely be based on several factors. Budget, convenience, and availability are some of the main considerations when choosing the storage site. Looking to have you boat shrink wraped and stored… Read Full Article →
Torrential rain, lightning, gale-force winds or tornados, hail, and flood damage can wreak havoc on watercraft of all types. Whether your boat is dry docked, docked at a marina, or tied to a mooring, damage can occur anywhere and can be severe. Each year millions of dollars’ worth of claims are filed each year with boat insurance companies in an attempt to recover funds for storm-damaged watercraft. Here at Anchor Marine, we’re offering some pro tips to give your boat the best chance of avoiding storm damage this season:… Read Full Article →
What’s the point of having a boat if it needs repairs and just sits in your garage or driveway, taking up space? Don’t you remember the excitement that you had when you took your boat out on the water for the first time? Well, you can experience those same emotions again. All you need to do is commit to repairing your boat. If you are in the Minneapolis or St. Paul, MN area, you are in luck, because a trusted, affordable, and highly experienced boat repair shop is right around the corner. Our staff at Anchor Marine Repair has a passion for handling boat repairs of all kinds so that we can get you back out on the water in no time!… Read Full Article →
Minnesota: The Land of 10,000 Lakes. Minnesota is known for its lakes, 14,380 to be exact, so you can expect to find plenty of spaces to boat and/or fish! Fishing has long been considered a favorite pastime of Minnesotans. Around the Delano area, there are several lakes that are known for great fishing and boating.
Lake Rebecca: Grab your rod and fishing license and try to catch tiger muskies, largemouth bass, walleyes and panfish in Lake Rebecca. Two fishing piers are available – one located in the… Read Full Article →
When a fiberglass boat isn’t cleaned and waxed regularly, it loses its shine and takes on a dull, chalky appearance. This is caused by the gelcoat oxidizing and suffering water damage. It doesn’t look very appealing, but the good news is that restoring the shine to a fiberglass boat and returning it to a dazzling finish is straightforward. Here are some tips for restoring a boat’s fiberglass finish.
Fiberglass boats have a protective outer layer called gelcoat … Read Full Article →
Are you looking for a reputable boat repair facility where you can feel confident leaving your boat for boat damage repair, painting and refinishing? Are you looking for an experienced boat repair shop that has a staff with a passion for boating, just like you? Are you looking for a boat shop that can help you get back on the water ASAP? Anchor Marine Repair is that place. We are frequently referred to as the #1 boat repair shop in Minnesota for collision and storm damage repair. We will get your back in pre-accident condition quickly so that you can get back out on the water, where you love to be… Read Full Article →