Boating Safety Guide
OS Marine Services Blog
by OS Marine Maintenance & Repair Services
1M ago
This post is created by Brown & Crouppen Law Firm Boating is a popular pastime throughout the United States. According to the Boating Safety Division of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), 11,957,886 vessels were registered in 2021. Although boating is a recreational activity, safety standards must be taken seriously. WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF MOST BOATING ACCIDENTS? At least 4,439 boating accidents occurred in 2021, resulting in 658 deaths and 2,641 injuries. These accidents are almost always preventable. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS The USCG statistics show that the following circumstances were the top 10 c ..read more
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Transform Your Boat’s Look and Feel with SeaDek Marine Flooring in Metro Vancouver
OS Marine Services Blog
by OS Marine Maintenance & Repair Services
2M ago
Ahoy, Metro Vancouver marine enthusiasts! Big news – we’ve joined forces with SeaDek Marine Flooring to upgrade your boat, yacht, or jetski experience. Picture this: a comfy, stylish, and safe flooring solution that’ll make your time on the water even more enjoyable. That’s exactly what SeaDek brings to the table. Why SeaDek Marine Flooring? SeaDek is the go-to for top-notch marine flooring. Imagine a surface that’s soft, non-skid, and customizable. That’s SeaDek – known for its durability, comfort, and cool designs. It’s a game-changer for anyone looking to level up their boat’s vibe and func ..read more
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OS Marine Services & Maintenance Partners with iFinance for Stress-Free Boat Repairs
OS Marine Services Blog
by OS Marine Maintenance & Repair Services
2M ago
We’re thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration that brings ease and accessibility to your boat repair needs. OS Marine Services & Maintenance has partnered with iFinance, a trusted name in Canadian financing for over 27 years, to offer our valued clients hassle-free loan solutions. Now, you can enjoy seamless and affordable financing options for maintaining and repairing your beloved vessel. Financing is Now Available Through iFinance! iFinance, Canada’s trusted financing partner with over 27 years of experience, offers convenient loan solutions for your needs. Simplify your purchase ..read more
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What To Do If Your Boat Engine Won’t Start?
OS Marine Services Blog
by OS Marine Maintenance & Repair Services
3M ago
Every time you are on the boat, you must rely on the motor to start the engine, whether inboard or outboard. You may hear grinding sounds indicating difficulty when you attempt to start your boat’s engine by pulling the cord or pushing the start button. This type of problem needs to be resolved immediately so you avoid any inconvenience for your passengers on the water. In this article, we outlined below potential reasons why your boat may be refusing to start and actionable steps to address and resolve these issues effectively. Main Causes Your marine engine might require a list of four thing ..read more
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When Should You Replace Your Canvas Boat Cover?
OS Marine Services Blog
by OS Marine Maintenance & Repair Services
4M ago
There is always a time when you need to get repairs or replacements for your boat canvas, but what comes to mind at first about repair or replacement is to consider time and the investment of money because it is true that sometimes repairing can cost you a lot more than replacing. Hence, you need to have complete knowledge about the damage you have been facing. You don’t need to jump directly towards replacement if you are facing tears, rips, and fraying edges of your canvas because it can easily be repaired. All you need to do is to first get a look at it in detail by an expert so the severen ..read more
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How to Store Your Boat in the Water for the Winter?
OS Marine Services Blog
by OS Marine Maintenance & Repair Services
5M ago
Your boat faces an incessant challenge while remaining in water throughout the winter, forefending the obtrusion of the surrounding water. This clash escalates with the increase in the vandalizing of significant components like bilge pumps and through-hulls. Also, the constraint increases more when the power outages steer to the evacuated batteries and the accession of snow in the cockpit threatens to deluge fittings surpassing the waterline. Therefore, it is essential to meticulously consider the critical areas in a boat for a lucrative winter storage strategy and be heedful of the battery’s ..read more
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Main Reasons You Need a Boat Cover For Your Boat
OS Marine Services Blog
by OS Marine Maintenance & Repair Services
6M ago
If you own a beautiful boat useful for you in every boating season, you might need to take care of it, as there are many reasons why your boat needs extra care during the off-season. The best idea is to have a custom boat cover to save time and money spent on boat repairs, cleaning your boat, and protecting it from debris and rust. Without a boat cover, you will automatically damage your boat with the harsh UV rays, breaking down your upholstery and other internal sides of the boat. The paint and interiors will also be affected if you do not use a boat cover. Whenever you use a boat without it ..read more
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Outboard Boat Engine Unable to Start: Most Common Issues and Fixes
OS Marine Services Blog
by OS Marine Maintenance & Repair Services
8M ago
A boat’s outboard motor not starting may quickly turn an exciting day on the lake into a stressful one. Many factors, including faults with the fuel or the electricity, may be to blame for this annoyance. Right now, don’t worry! There are easy steps to take, just like with any contemporary motor, to locate the issue’s root cause and start fixing it. Hopefully, you’ll quickly diagnose and correct the problem with one of these typical outboard starting solutions, saving you time and money. This blog post will examine typical causes of an outboard boat motor not starting and offer workable soluti ..read more
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Navigating Boat Stabilizer Maintenance: Your Essential Guide
OS Marine Services Blog
by OS Marine Maintenance & Repair Services
10M ago
Boating is a joy, but maintaining your vessel is crucial to the journey. One component that often needs attention is the boat’s stabilizers. As your trusted boat repair shop, we’re here to guide you through maintaining your boat’s stabilizers. Why Boat Stabilizer Maintenance Matters Stabilizers are vital in keeping your boat steady and your ride smooth. But like any other part of your boat, they need regular care and attention. That’s where boat maintenance services come in. The Importance of Regular Maintenance Safety First: Well-maintained stabilizers ensure a safer ride, reducing the risk o ..read more
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How To Convert Your Outboard Boat to Electronic Steering
OS Marine Services Blog
by OS Marine Maintenance & Repair Services
10M ago
Picture this: you are out on the open water, the sun is shining, the wind is in your hair, and you are steering your boat with the mere touch of a button. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, with electronic steering, this dream can become your reality. Let’s dive into the electronic steering world and discover how to upgrade your boating experience. Electronic Steering: Your Ticket to a Smoother Ride Why should you consider electronic steering? Imagine having the power to navigate your boat effortlessly, with pinpoint accuracy, no matter the conditions. That’s the magic of electronic steering. I ..read more
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