In observance of Memorial Day, we will be closed on Monday, May 27th.

Store FAQs

Answers For Your Boat Store Questions

Shrink wrap offers the best protection available against weather damage for your boat during storage. It will shield your boat against sun, rain, snow, sleet, leaves and bird droppings and unlike tarps, properly installed shrink wrap will not flap around or chafe your boat in windy conditions. If access during storage is needed, zippered doors can be easily installed. Shrink wrap vents prevent excess moisture from accumulating during storage, but moisture absorbers and mildew control bags are still recommended to keep your boat mildew free in the offseason. Schedule your shrink wrap with our service department and enjoy a worry-free winter experience.

Yes. New technology has allowed for anti-fouling bottom paints that can be used over all previous paints. See Pat for help choosing the best paint for your boat.

Anodes lose their efficiency as they erode. They should be replaced once a season or whenever they have eroded halfway. If you are unsure, bring one in to the Boater’s Store for Pat to evaluate for you.

It depends on where you will be boating.

  • Fresh water-use magnesium
  • Brackish water-use aluminum
  • Saltwater use-zinc

Easy! Still not sure? See Pat in the Boater’s Store for help.

Replace it! Damaged shore power cords can cause fires and electrical damage to the boats on which they are used. Shore power plugs and complete cords are always in stock at the Boaters Store. Be smart and stay safe-update your shore power equipment.

Yes. The device known as motor flushers or earmuffs allows you to briefly run your engine at idle while using water from a garden hose. Be sure to read your engine owner’s manual before using.

Bring in any gently used boating equipment to Pat to place on sale in our consignment area. Makes money for you. Saves money for others. It’s the best kind of recycling.

Boat hooks protect your hand and your boat. They can catch the dock, hold you off from hitting the lockwall or another boat and even pick up the ballcap that blew off into the water. Don’t leave the dock without one.

We love our pets and they are always welcome. For safety’s sake, please keep pets on a leash.

First of all, get a good fitting life vest. Even good swimmers are safer with a life vest. Also, be sure to give your pet protection from the sun and plenty of water to drink. Visit our store for a selection of vests, dog toys, and portable water bowls. Boating should be fun for the whole family!

Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover…plus our own Fox Chapel Marine Gift Certificates!

  • Customer must have the original receipt
  • Item must be in saleable condition
  • Customer must sign return receipt and provide contact info
  • No returns on electric parts or electronics
  • No returns on consignment items
  • No returns on clearance items (ending in .97)
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