Every boat, be it sail or power, wood or fiberglass, stored in the water or on dry land, needs regular maintenance to keep it sea-worthy. Proper maintenance can help save money by catching trouble before it starts. The Essential Guide to Boating, Boat Maintenance will help new and experienced boat owners keep their boat in tip-top shape. From repairing scratched and worn hulls and decks, to fixing engines and tightening fittings, every inch of the boat is covered including the below deck quarters. Learning to care for this valuable possession is part of the thrill of owning one. Whether DIY-ing it, or hiring help, this book is a great guide to have on-board to ensure many years of boating enjoyment.