The Skipper's Blog

Waterproofing and Cleaning Pontoon Boat Cover

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Cleaning and Waterproofing my Pontoon Boat Cover   Waterproofing and Cleaning Pontoon Boat Cover Regarding your Fabri-Klean and Canvas Shield. Washed the cockpit cover approx (10’X 20′) on the asphalt driveway with great results. This is the first time the cover has been washed since it was new in 2012. The cover doesn’t lie as Read More…


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Aluminum Tower Restoration

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Aluminum Tower Restoration with Aurora Alumetron   Here are some before and after pictures of my aluminum wakeboard tower. I followed your advice and wet sanded the whole tower to remove the pits. Cleaned it with Alumabrite and Boat Clean Plus and protected it with Alumetron. As you can see, it looks new again. Wow. Read More…


So, What’s a PFOA?

And What’s The Big Deal?

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So, What’s a PFOA? No, it’s not a new form of algae or a strange bug. PFOA is the acronym for Perflurooctanoic Acid, C8HF15O2, which is a chemical used in the production of PTFE, Teflon™, for water proofing canvas and other outdoor fabrics. As the PTFE material breaks down, it releases PFOA into the atmosphere. Read More…

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New Invention. Waterproof Boat Canvas. Coming Soon

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Coming Soon: Canvas Shield – Fabric Guard.   Watch Free Video Sign Up for Early Notification: https://www.auroramarine.com/canvas-shield-contact  


Coming Soon: Canvas Shield – Fabric Guard

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Coming Soon: Canvas Shield – Fabric Guard.   Waterproofs Marine Fabrics New Nanoized Polymer Technology: Penetrates deeper into fabric, Lasts Longer, Better Protection, Fabrics Remain Breathable, Flexible & Retain Original Color Protects Against: Rain, Stain, Soil, Mold, UV, Color Fade Use On: Tops, Covers, Seats, T Tops, Sail Covers, Bimini’s, Dodgers, Awnings, Carpet, Convertible Tops Read More…

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CLEAR VIEW, APRIL 2017, SY SEQUOIA, British Virgin Islands

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CLEAR VIEW, APRIL 2017, SY SEQUOIA, British Virgin Islands Before After   Before After     We just returned from the BVI where we used your Clear View to clean & restore the dodger on our Jeanneau 44i. What an amazing improvement!!! People were telling us, “that’s just the way they get with age”. Something Read More…


See How Bill Protects his New Tritoon for up to 10 Years

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See How Bill Protects his New Tritoon for up to 10 Years   Bill just sent us a few pictures of his brand new Lowe Tritoon after he cleaned the pontoons with Boat Clean Plus and applied 4 coats of Alumetron. He left the boat on the blocks, off the trailer bunks while the Alumetron Read More…

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Applying VS721 over Anti-fouling paint on aluminum pontoons

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Mike asked: Does the VS721 work when applied over old bottom paint that is deteriorating (on aluminum pontoons)? Answer: No. VS721 will not work over existing anti-fouling paint on your aluminum pontoons. You need to strip it first. VS721 will work on raw aluminum but it works much better over Alumetron, clear coat. Alumetron can Read More…


Compounding – what is the proper buffing speed?

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Kurt asked: When compounding, what speed (RPM) should the on the electric buffer? Answer: When using EZ Buff and EZ Buff Extender, a rotary buffer and wool pad to compound your boat, a good speed to start with is 1,500 RPM. You may wish to increase or decrease the speed by 100 to 200 RPM Read More…


Can I use an electric sander with Alumabuff instead of a Linear Buffer?

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Les Robertson asked: Can the pads be used with an electric square pad sander using your pad material. $200. for your machine is out of the question. Also, how much is the protective coating, and how much polish and sealer will I need. My pontoon boat is 20Feet-[two] pontoon boat. Thank you Answer: For your Read More…


Upgrading from Sharkhide to Alumetron

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Roy Railsback asked: I’d like to try your product, however, I have shark hide on the hull now. What do I need to do to prepare the hull to use your product? Also, I have a DA electric polisher, can I use it with your product? Thx, Roy Answer: It all depends on the present Read More…


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Are EZ Vinyl Cleaner and Vinyl Guard really better than other products?

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AJ, our distributor in New Zealand sent us these before and after pictures. He was having difficulty convincing his crew that Aurora had the best boat cleaning products in the world. They were sure that boat cleaners were all the same. To prove his point, he found this old Bayliner and got them to clean Read More…


Products recommended to seriously clean my 27 ft. cruiser boat?

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Products recommended to seriously clean my 27 ft. cruiser boat? Yngvar Hvistendahl, M.D. asked: My 27 foot cabin cruiser has been in the San Francisco bay for 2 yrs and will need a serious cleaning. I have bottom paint on her that needs to be refreshed. The boat will be out of the water on Read More…

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Removing Nasty Boat Odors

Removing Nasty Boat Odors with Aurora Odor Free

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Removing Nasty Boat Odors Bill Ludlum asked: We have a nasty odor inside the boat. I have checked the holding tank (there is no leak), the head is working fine and the bilge is mostly dry. Do you have any ideas or suggestions? Answer: Eliminating boat odors can be a frustrating exercise, especially if you Read More…


Will VS721 prevent green slime build up on boat hulls.

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Tim Doberstein asked: Besides zebra mussels does it help with the green slime build up. Would it make it easier to clean boat bottoms? Get the Skipper’s Answer

Ask The Skipper

Ask The Skipper

How to protect aluminum car chassis.

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Stuart Boffey asked: Do you think Alumetron would be suitable for use to protect an anodized aluminum car chassis? Get the Skipper’s Answer


This Week Specials

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Save Money on Boat Cleaning Supplies. Alumabuff – $9.00 Off Sure Step – $7.00 Off Inflatable Boat Cleaner – $5.00 Off Get Your Coupon Codes


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How to make aluminum pontoons look new again on a used boat.

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John R White asked: How to make aluminum pontoons look new again on a used boat. Get the Skipper’s Answer


Miss Fortunate Searay

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Hi Boaters, All I can say is WOW! The deck on this 1991 SeaRay looks like a brand new boat. Good job Chris. I can’t stop starring at the shine. Chris restored the deck on his 1991 SeaRay with Sure Step and was so pleased he sent us some pictures and his testimonial, below. You Read More…

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Chris Craft, Burtram, Whaler

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Craig called me up a few weeks ago looking for some advice and we started talking boats. Craig has a water access summer home on Georgian Bay and a collection of 10 power, sail and paddle boats. He told me that he’s been using Aurora Boat Care Products, for many years, to maintain his fleet Read More…


27 Sea Ray with EZ Buff

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Hi Boaters; I mentioned in my last post that we were getting positive feedback on our new products. James was kind enough to share a picture with us of his 27 Sea Ray after he treated it with EZ Buff and Premium Boat shine. What do you think? I’m forwarding these pictures of my boat, Read More…

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Skipper’s Blog

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Hi all, Sorry, I haven’t posted in months. Since the introduction of our new products, we have just been slammed. The ask the skipper blog has kept me so busy that I haven’t been able to post all the responses, however, I’ve tried to respond personally, to as many inquires as possible. Eventually I’ll get Read More…


EXHIBIT AT THE IBEX SHOW TAKING PLACE IN LOUISVILLE, KY SEPTEMBER

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Louisville, KY – September 15-17, 2015 – Aurora Marine Industries Inc. will participate as an exhibitor at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) taking place at the


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Ox-Bo Marine Wins at Avalon-Tahoe Dealer Show

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Ox-Bo Marine from Juneau WI won the Aurora Marine Pontoon Dealer Starter Package, valued at over $1,600, at the annual Avalon-Tahoe Dealer Show. Dealers that placed their orders for the Starter Package at the show were automatically entered in the draw. Amanda drew the winning order at the end of the show. The package consists Read More…


New Aurora Marine Developments

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This has been the busiest spring that I can remember in a long time. Most boats are already in the water and 2015 promises to be a great year for boating. Some new developments that I’m super excited


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Hindson Marina Open House Demo Speed Clean and Poly Guard

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Here’s some more video footage from the demo that we did at Hindson Marina last Saturday. A lot of boaters were anxious to see if our inflatable boat cleaner, inflatable boat restorer and inflatable boat uv protection would actually work. A number of boat owners told me that other inflatable boat cleaning products and uv Read More…


Hindson Marina Open House Demo Waterline Stain Remover

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On Saturday, May 8th we were invited to the Open House at Hindson Marina in Penetanguishene on Georgian Bay to demonstrate some of our products to their customers. One of their staff was


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Clean Algae Off Aluminum Pontoons Challenge

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Clean the algae off aluminum pontoons in as little as 20 minutes? Is it Possible? We accepted the challenge. An older pontoon boat that was short on maintenance was selected for us to see if we could get the bottom growth off and how long it would take. At first we tried using a pressure Read More…


Stop Stinky Boat Syndrome – New Odor Free Storage Treatment!

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…smelling up your boat in the spring. Guaranteed! All Boats in storage with a Head, (Marine Sanitation System) are susceptible to Stinky Boat Syndrome. You know, when you open up your boat in the spring, after it’s long winter hibernation, the first thing you’re greeted with is a horrible odor. You swear that an animal Read More…

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Smart as Science. Easy as Magic.

Smart as Science, Easy as Magic it’s what we do!

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People constantly ask about how and when Aurora Marine Industries Inc. got started. Like many things, boats have changed over the years. Wooden boats are now fiberglass or aluminum, inboards are now outboards or stern drives or jets or pod drives, hull designs have changed. Boats are far more efficient and luxurious. When the technology Read More…


Get the Waterline Stain Out Before Its’ Too Late

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OK! So you’ve hauled your boat, pressure washed the bottom and Boat Scrubbed the hull until it gleams. It looks great, except for that four inch greenish, brown stain along the waterline. You’ve tried every cleaner you have, even rubbing compound, and still the stain remains. So what are your options? You can ignore the Read More…

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Aurora High Performance VS721 Helps Freedom Offshore Racing Win APBA/UIC World & National Championships

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The world of professional offshore racing is a tough environment, putting intense demands on equipment, teams and products. The Factory Classes within professional offshore racing are powerboat racing’s equivalent to the “NASCAR” concept in auto racing. Production type hulls, motors, and out-drives, couples with stringent technical rules, provide close competition and parody between competitors. Most Read More…


The Once A Year Boat Polish, Aurora Premium Boat Shine with VS721

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Aurora Marine Industries has changed the formula of their synthetic boat polish and changed the name to Premium to indicate the improved performance. This new boat polish gives you a diamond hard finish that is so durable that two coats on the hull is all you need to keep your boat protected and shiny all Read More…

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Aurora Marine Industries Invents “SURE STEP” World’s First Polish For Non-Skid Deck

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Aurora Sure Step is a non slippery polish for textured fiberglass. April 1, 1999, Toronto Canada. Aurora Marine Industries Inc. has just invented Aurora Sure Step. This is the first ever polish made exclusively for protecting and shining the non skid or textured surfaces of fiberglass boat decks, cockpits and swim platforms, without making them Read More…


Aurora Invents Cure For The Dingy Dinghy

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Why do Inflatable Boats look so beat up and old so soon after you put them in the water. Why are they so hard to clean and maintain. Aurora Marine Industries Inc. has two new products, Speed Clean and Poly Guard, that they claim will make all of this a thing of the past. Speed Read More…

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The Best Non-Skid Deck Cleaner Also Removes Oxidation, Stains, Scuffs & More

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Aurora Boat Scrub is quickly becoming the first cleaner of choice by fiberglass boat owners. This heavy duty, versatile cleaner works when no other cleaner will and yet it’s gentle on fiberglass. It’s environmentally friendly which means you can safely clean your boat on the water without harming the environment. It’s easy to use. The Read More…


Remarkable New Polymer Converts Salt Water Spots Into A Boat Polish!

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A recent discovery at Aurora Marine Industries has resulted in a remarkable new product called Kwik Shine, that quickly cleans, polishes and protects in one easy application. One of the features that make this product amazing is its ability to dissolve salt water spots on contact and convert the calcium chloride into a cleaner, in Read More…

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Aurora Repelin. Anti-Fouling For Inflatables

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Aurora Marine Industries newest product, REPELIN is now available for protecting the bottoms of Inflatables and RIB’s against the attachment of Marine growth. Repelin is a unique, anti-fouling coating, developed especially for Inflatables. Now it’s safe to leave your Inflatable in the water without fear that half the critters in the ocean will make your Read More…


Carnauba Wax Can Yellow Your Boat

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AURORA CLEAR VIEW has a new look. This proven performer has always been easy for dealers to sell because the kit is blister packed on a four color, peg board display, backer card that shows the remarkable before and after results. The new packaging keeps the popular blister and backer card, but now the two Read More…

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New Polymer Protects Boat Hulls Against Barnacles, Zebra Mussels, Algae & Osmosis Blisters

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Toronto, Canada. Aurora Marine Industries has just introduced a High Performance Bottom Wax, containing a super slippery polymer, VS721. By employing the latest polymer technology Aurora Marine has created a hard surfaced, high gloss, perfectly clear fouling barrier coating for boat hulls, that is so slippery it’s difficult for anything to stick to it. It Read More…


Stain & Discoloration Removal from Gelcoat

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Technical Bulletin No. 106 Stain & Discoloration Removal from Gelcoat Common Discoloration and Stains: Algae (Waterline or Underwater) No. 101 Blood, Red Wine, Rust No. 102 Diesel (Waterline, Bow) No. 103 Graying No. 104 Soot No. 105 YELLOWING & STREAKING No. 106 Black Streaks No. 107 Causes Of Yellowing & Streaking: Cleaners: Corrosive and bleach Read More…

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Racing History Made With the Help of Aurora Boat Care Products

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At the 1998 Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix Races in Sarasota on July 4th, the Team Hustler Factory II class boat was forced out of the race due to a mechanical failure. Mike and Chip were very disappointed, not only because they couldn’t race, but also because they had applied the new Aurora VS721 on their Read More…


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