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How to prevent heavy algae from attaching to painted aluminum boat

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Don Kaiser asked: I have a brand new bass tracker 175 (last year). We leave it in a slip all year and it got so much algae we had to pull it out twice to powerwash because it wouldn’t even get up on plane. Will your product work on an aluminum painted boat… The Skipper’s Read More…


How to protect Outboards and transducers from Barnacles?

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Frank Montressor asked: How do I remove barnacles from my outboard and transducers and how do I keep them off? Here is the picture of my new Yamaha 150 that’s on my boat which stays in Tampa FL salt/brackish Hillsborough river… The Skipper’s Answer


Will run off from Canvas Shield and Fabri-Klean damage my boat?

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Kenneth A Kosar asked: Does your canvas/fabric cleaner and protector damage isnglass or does the runoff damage the boat shine product on the fiberglass. The Skipper’s Answer


Will Algex harm Alumetron

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Jim Ireland asked: If I put alumetron on my pontoons this spring will washing them with algex next fall take the alumetron off? The Skipper’s Answer


Will Clear View remove streaks on isinglass that nothing else will touch?

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Leonard Buchanan asked: I am interested in your product, but like many others, I see videos of almost ‘miraculous’ restoration of clear vinyl enclosures. I have watched your video, but it is hard to tell whether it is just dirt or what is causing the cloudiness… The Skipper’s Answer


What is shelf life of product?

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Ray Pasciuto asked: Hi how log do you expect your products to last in a sealed bottle vs721, speed clean, vinyl and poly guard, Bottom spray… The Skipper’s Answer


VS721 1st Time Application

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Jim Corrigan asked: I’m about to apply VS 721 for the first time. I just bought a 2005 Cobalt 255 that I’ve been told has never had any wax, paint or had any other product applied before. I’ve been told it was mostly lift kept, but in the fall it was professionally cleaned each year Read More…


New Pontoon Protection Plan Intro at Avalon / Tahoe Dealer Show

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…       PLATINUM Pontoon Protection Plan   Aurora Marine Industries will be introducing their new PLATINUM Pontoon Protection Plan at the 2018 Avalon & Tahoe Dealer meeting, July 29 to 31, 2018. The Protection Plan is modeled after very successful automotive programs to maximize profits for the Dealership, build customer loyalty and generate Read More…


Having serious problems with my pontoons

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I’m having some serious issues with getting my pontoons to looking good again. My boat is less than a year old, and spent the entire summer in a wet slip. Of course it had a ton of marine growth on it as well as a pretty dark water line stain… The Skipper’s Answer


How can I protect my new pontoons against staining and corrosion?

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How can I protect my new pontoons against staining and corrosion? The Skipper’s Answer


What Causes Clear Vinyl Boat Windows (Isinglass) to Yellow?

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Yellowed PVC boat windows is a common malady inflicted on boat owners all over the world, so out of curiosity, I asked our Senior Chemist. A glint appeared in his eye and an almost evil smile crossed his lips as he began talking to me in a language that was completely unintelligible (I’m not a Read More…


How to remove black mold from white PVC inflatable tubes?

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Steve Shockley asked: Which cleaner is best for getting the black mildew/mold off of white PVC inflatable tubes? The Skipper’s Answer


How often should I apply Canvas Shield to keep my top dry?

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Adam Almas asked: I love your Canvas Shield. It’s the first time in 3 years that the top hasn’t leaked on my SeaRay. I tried 3 other products and nothing worked like your Canvas Shield product. I used your FabriKlean to clean the mold from the camper top. That stuff is amazing. Then I sprayed Read More…


How to prep Fiberglass Boat Bottom and apply VS721?

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I have a 22′ deck boat. I would like to try VS721 bottom coat on it. My question is how much do I need to purchase and the same for anything else I need to prep for it? From what I’ve read, I should also get Boat scrub. Is there anything else needed to make Read More…


How much Sure Step for a Macgregor 26

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I wish to restore top gelcoate and cockpit of my Macgregor 26x the kit will cover How much ? The Skipper’s Answer: https://goo.gl/wK4Ce4


So, What's a PFOA and What's the Big Deal Article

As Seen in Great Lakes Scuttlebutt

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As Seen in Great Lake Scuttlebutt


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…


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…


Ask The Skipper

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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Odor Free Storage Treatment

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…


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…

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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…


Cleaning Oil, Grease and Rust from Inboard Engine

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Anthony Gulotta asked: Do you have a product for cleaning inboard engines from oil, grease and rust? Answer: For your convenience, I’ve highlighted the hyperlinks. Click on the hyperlink to get more information about the selected product. You can use Bilge Bath with a paint brush to remove the grease and oil and rinse with Read More…


Removing Fogging from Isinglass and portlights

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Paul Delfino asked: My boat is only 3 years old and already the Isinglass curtains are starting to turn a foggy yellowish color, which is making it hard to see through. I also noticed the same thing happening to the plastic portlights… The Skipper’s Answer


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…

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Sure Step- Polish for Non-Skid Deck

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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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…


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…

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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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