DIY Boat Projects

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There are hundreds of DIY projects to choose from in the boating sphere. We have picked out a few of our favorites with step-by-step instructions courtesy of Boating Magazine. Click on the links below for directions and let us know what worked for you!

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Installing a Wakesurf and Ballast Pump System 


You can expand your boat’s wave-making capabilities by installing a ballast system.  

TIME: 3-4 hours 

SKILL LEVEL: 3/5 

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Installing a Marine Stereo in Your Boat 


Install a Bluetooth, satellite stereo on your boat.  

TIME: 12 hours 

SKILL LEVEL: 4/5 

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How to Install a Boat Security System  

You can install a Siren Marine MTC system that will ensure security aboard your craft by providing a monitoring system.  

TIME: 2 hours 

SKILL LEVEL: 1.5/5 

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How to Repair a Broken Skeg 

Repair a broken skeg on the outboard or sterndrive of your boat.  

TIME: 2 hours 

SKILL LEVEL: 1/5 

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Installing a TurboSwing for Watersports 

Improve watersport capabilities for outboard-powered boats with a TurboSwing.  

TIME: 2 hours  

SKILL LEVEL: 1/5 

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Build a New Helm Panel  


Redesign your boat’s dashboard to include new electronics  

TIME: 6+ hours 

SKILL LEVEL: 3.5/5 

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Install a Lifting Eye  

Learn to install a lifting eye to hoist your boat the proper way.  

TIME: 3-4 hours  

SKILL LEVEL: 3/5 

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Painting Your Outboard Motor 


Paint your outboard a brand new color with a Quantum 2K kit.  

TIME: 12-15 hours  

SKILL LEVEL: 3/5 

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Adding Overhead Stowage for Life Jackets 

Build an overhead pouch to store life jackets while also making them easily accessible.  

TIME: 3-4 hours 

SKILL LEVEL: 3/5 

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How to Apply Boat Decals  

Apply boat decals like a professional by following these instructions.  

TIME: 1.5 hours 

SKILL LEVEL: 4/5 

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