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Boaters' Cure-All for Zippers and Other Spring Commissioning Tips from BoatUS

Photo Caption: A quick fix for corroded zippers is popular with boaters this time of year, says BoatUS.
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 5, 2017 – Getting corroded boat canvas zippers to work smoothly by using two common kitchen items has never been so popular, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national boating advocacy, services and safety group announced today the number one most widely viewed online “BoatTECH” how-to-fix-it tip this spring is author Don’s Casey’s simple saran wrap and vinegar repair.

“The high interest is driven by the annual rite of spring commissioning,” said BoatUS Vice President of Public Affairs Scott Croft. “Boaters across America are beginning to put all of the canvas biminis, sun shades, clear vinyl windows and camping canvas back on the boat for the season, and we all get frustrated by jammed-up zippers.”

The series of online how-to BoatTECH subjects at can help boaters plan spring-commissioning projects or upgrades, from putting on bottom paint, replacing an impeller or performing sterndrive maintenance, to the more complicated installing an inverter or adding air conditioning. BoatTECH features are authored by top experts in their field as well as the editors of BoatUS Magazine.

BoatUS also has a free Spring Fitting Out Safety Checklist at


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Celebrating over 50 years, BoatUS is the nation’s largest organization of recreational boaters with more than a half-million members. We are the boat owners’ voice on Capitol Hill and fight for their rights. We help ensure a roadside trailer breakdown doesn’t end a boating or fishing trip before it begins. On the water, TowBoatUS brings boaters safely back to the launch ramp or dock when their boat won’t, 24/7. The BoatUS Marine Insurance Program gives boat owners the specialized coverage and superior service they need. We help keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Visit