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…


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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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…


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…

Removing Nasty Boat Odors

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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


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

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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


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

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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…


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…

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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…


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…

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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


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…

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Premium Boat Shine

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…


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…

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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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