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Boat Repair Brainerd

Boat Repair BrainerdYour boat is one of your most prized possessions.  When something happens and your boat sustains any damage, it is important to get it repaired quickly and by a team that you trust.  Anchor Marine Repair is the leading boat repair company in the state of Minnesota and serves the entire Brainerd, MN area.  Our team is as passionate about boats as you are — and will put that passion to work and get your boat back on the water as soon as possible.  We can complete repairs after storm damage, normal wear and tear, and can complete renovations to keep your boat looking its best. Read Full Post


Twin Cities Boat Refinishing

Twin Cities Boat RefinishingFall and winter are on the way and that very likely means that you will soon have to pull your boat out of the water for the summer and store it until it warms up enough next year to get it back out.  There is no doubt that the end of the warm months in Minnesota is dreaded by boat owners. But, these cold, winter months can be used to repair or refinish your beloved boat and get your boat back in the best shape possible. Anchor Marine Repair can completely refinish or refurbish your boat while it is not in use so that, come spring, it is ready for the water! Read Full Post


Boat Repair and Renovation MN

Boat Repairs MNWhen you buy a boat, it becomes part of the family. For many, there’s no place they would rather be than strolling in their family boat on a lake in Minnesota. Unfortunately, over time boats age and require upkeep. If you have a family boat that is sentimental and you can’t part ways with it, consider investing in boat renovation services from our highly experienced staff at Anchor Marine Repair. Specializing in boat repair and boat restoration, we can bring that classic look back in no time! Read Full Post


Fiberglass Boat Repair | MN Boat Damage Repair

Boat Repair MN | Fiberglass Boat Repair The first day of summer, June 21, is still weeks away. But, for the nation’s 80 million recreational boaters, the upcoming Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer boating season. Boaters are working to a frenzy to get their boats in the water for the weekend. And who can blame them. It’s been one heck of a long winter. Memorial Day Weekend Could Mean Trouble For Boaters Memorial Day is also traditionally the second-busiest day of the year for boaters, after July 4th. One of the preferred holiday activities in Minnesota is boating. Local waterways will likely be crowded, as people take advantage of three days off and what looks like good weather ahead. National Safe Boating Week 2013 It just so happens that National Safe Boating Week 2013 is May 18-25, and the U.S. Coast Guard wants to make sure everyone remembers safety rules. Both the Holiday and National Safe Boating Week (May 18-24) present an opportunity to emphasize the importance of remaining safe while boating. The Coast Guard is promoting National Boating Safety Week’s 2013 campaign slogan – Wear It! The promotion focuses on the availability of comfortable and lightweight life jackets, as well as the safety aspects of wearing a life jacket at ALL times! Safety first with passengers is the responsibility of every boat captain to ensure a happy day afloat. The Coast Guard frowns on bow riding, which officials describe as an “unsafe practice of remaining on the bow of a vessel while it is underway.” Boat inspections are on the official safety list, especially...

Boat Repairs & Renovations MN | Fiberglass Boat Repair | Aluminum Boat Repair

Minnesota Boat Repair | Fiberglass Boat Repair | Aluminum Boat Repair MN The nautical arena involves a lot of painting because the sea, the sun, and the sand take a toll on everything they touch. In fact, we do more painting than anything else. There are two distinct types of painting, bottom painting and topside painting. They serve two very different purposes. Topside painting is above the waterline to protect the boat from the sun and to keep it looking good. If your boat is used for pleasure you don’t want it looking tattered. If it is a working boat, it’s a reflection of your business.  In either case, you don’t want the underlying materials of the vessel exposed to the sun, which deteriorates wood and, to a much lesser degree, fiberglass. Painting the topsides and deck of your boat with a quality marine paint can make it shine like new, helping it do one of the most important jobs of a boat: make you smile! It’s fun to look at a good looking, shiny boat while preparing for a day of fun on the water, and easier to clean at the end of the day. So how do you get from your chalky gelcoat or old paint to a boat or yacht that appears new in the color of your choice? Paint it! The three most important factors in getting a good result are preparation, preparation, and preparation. Seventy-five percent of the cost of painting involves preparation. Any paint job is only as good as the preparation that precedes it, and the skill of the people doing the...