Monthly Archives: November 2013

Tips on Building Your Portable Shelter

Portable Shelters are fast becoming one of the most popular storage solutions for suburban and rural home owners in the United States. They provide a simple, fast and economical soluation for housing just about any hobby need, from boats to RV’s, cars, trailers, trucks, motor cycles etc. For the most part they stand up well in the snow particularly the round top models and they all have UV sun protection of some level built into the fabric.  You have purchased your new shelter and it has arrived to your home.  So what now? Continue reading

Preparing Your Boat for Winter Storage.

As the recreational sailing and boating season comes to an end, it is that time of year again when boat owners have to get their vessels out of the water and onto dry land, and ideally placed in a shelter or garage for the winter months. Although some boat owners will be happy to leave their boat moored up in a marina all year round, the winter weather can be especially hard on your boat, causing excess corrosion, rust and moisture penetration. It also means you never get a chance to antifoul your boat which when left for several seasons can be difficult to remove and affect the gel surface of your vessel. For the purpose of this short article we will discuss the most important maintenance tasks to do when you take your boat out of the water. Continue reading