Your Spring Boat Repair Checklist

Your Spring Boat Repair Checklist

With Spring officially underway, that means people are taking their boats out of winter storage and prepping them to head into the water for a fun-filled boating season. As you get your boat ready this Spring, be sure to follow this repair checklist to avoid future problems during the season: Check belts, cables, and hoses as they can become brittle and may crack during winter storage. Inspect the fuel system for leaks or damage including…

How to Inspect an Outlet

How to Inspect an Outlet

Faulty shore power connections are one of the leading causes of marine fires. It’s important to always keep a close eye on the condition of your connections and to take the necessary safety precautions. Do A Safety Check Often It’s time to update and replace your electrical connection if you notice any of the following: Signs of Melting or Discoloration Don’t ignore any signs of burning or melting. This is a red flag something is…

Dream Worthy Boat Lover Vacation Destinations

Dream Worthy Boat Lover Vacation Destinations

Planning your next family vacation? If you’re a boat lover like we are, then you’ll appreciate a vacation destination that is boater friendly. Here are 4 exotic boat-friendly vacation destinations to add to your wish list: Bora Bora: When you think exotic vacation destination, the French Polynesia is the ultimate paradise. Bora Bora is a group of islands surrounded by a lagoon and barrier reef. Most resorts feature over-water bungalows to really immerse yourself in…

Holiday Gifts for the Boater in Your Life

Holiday Gifts for the Boater in Your Life

With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gifts for your family and friends. At SmartPlug, we’re passionate about boating, so we’ve compiled this list of the best holiday gift ideas for the boater in your life!   1. Engel High-Performance 25 GT Cooler This distinct cooler is roto-molded for toughness and durability. It’s built with 2 inches of insulation throughout so that it retains ice for…

Caring For Our Waters

Caring For Our Waters

Boating is a fun and relaxing past time, but while you’re out on the water, it’s important to take strides to ensure you’re being an environmentally friendly boater. As boaters, we want to create as little disruption as possible to the natural marine habitat. Here are some of our tips on how to be a more environmentally friendly boater. Use non-toxic cleaning products As you boaters know, cleaning your boat regularly is important for proper…

Tips to Winterizing Your Boat

Tips to Winterizing Your Boat

With boating season coming to an end for most of the country, it’s time to start thinking about winterizing and protecting your valuable recreational asset. It’s no secret that winter weather can wreak havoc on a boat that’s not prepared for hibernation. The time and effort you put in now will have a definite effect on your boat’s performance and save you time and money come next season. Here are SmartPlug’s tips on winterizing your…

5 Crazy Boat Designs

5 Crazy Boat Designs

At SmartPlug, we’re passionate about boats. We like looking for inspiration from unique, crazy, and innovative boats. Whether it’s a yacht designed to be aesthetically pleasing, or a speed boat designed to be the fastest on the water, we’re intrigued. If you share our passion for boats, we know you’ll enjoy these 5 crazy boats just as much as we do! 1. Miss Geico This turbine-powered race boat can’t help but get your attention. Built…