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Passing On The Tradition Of Boating

As GTMM is based on a family tradition of boating, we found this article regarding passing on the passion of boating really fascinating. Check out a portion of the article below, or click here to read it in full.

Now in its 10th season, Deadliest Catch still ranks as one of my favorite TV shows. I draw parallels between the […]

By |April 21st, 2014|News Blog|0 Comments

Spring Boating Safety Tips

Here’s your Spring Boating Safety Checklist. Complete safety inspection of the engine, hull, and other systems should take, at most, an hour or two.
Out of the Water

Inspect and lubricate seacocks. Hoses and hose clamps (two at each fitting below or near the waterline) should be inspected and replaced as necessary. This is also the best time to replace gate valves, […]

Replacing Exhaust Bellows

Brand-new bellows keep sterndrives in good condition.

Sterndrive bellows are rubber “boots” that seal out water around the exhaust, U-joints and shift cable, while allowing the drive to pivot and tilt. These can wear out and require regular replacement (see owner’s manual for service intervals).

Before anything, take off the drive, and once you do, replace all bellows at once. For […]

By |April 7th, 2014|News Blog|0 Comments

Spring Into Boating!

With Spring finally thawing the remaining evidence of Winter throughout the country, all the white shrink-wrappings and tattered blue tarps covering the boats will suddenly look out of date, wrong, misplaced. They’re no longer protections – they’re obstructions. We’re itchy to get under them. So, the wrappers finally come off and we see the objects of our affection again […]

Three Tips to Make Docking Easier

Most docking articles detail techniques for manipulating wheel and throttle, or focus on wind and current. A rare few discuss the use of lines to “warp” or “spring” yourself into a berth. This article will ask you to get in touch with your boat, learn some of its intimate secrets and operate on a higher plane. It’s the Zen […]