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Coeur Custom can take care of your boat's exterior care and maintenance

Gel coat finish protection is key to a beautiful exterior

Between the mild winter and the beautiful sunshine we’ve had lately, the crew here at the Coeur Custom is already starting to think about summer, and we’re excited! We’re already getting busy, commissioning boats for summer, and we know there are still plenty of boaters out there who still need to perform routine maintenance before…

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Three reasons to have boat maintenance done in the winter

Three reasons to have boat maintenance done in the winter

It seems that North Idaho is in the dead of winter right now. You’re probably thinking about skiing, building a snowman and wishing for warmer climates. Your boat might be the furthest thing from your mind, but at Coeur Custom, we think now is the best time to think about your boat! It may seem…

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Coeur Custom indoor boat storage.

Why you should store your boat in a professional facility

When choosing a place to store your boat for the winter, not just any empty space will do. Being stored in the wrong area can damage boats — especially those made from wood. The best option to ensure the longevity and functionally of your boat is to ensure it is stored in a facility that…

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Prepare your boat for winter storage

Top three tips to prepare your boat for winter storage

The days are at their shortest and boats have officially been pulled out of the lake — it’s winter in North Idaho. But that doesn’t mean that your duties as a boat owner are done. Some of the most important duties for boat owners come before you forget about your vessel for the winter. To…

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Three tips for winter boat storage

Three things to do when storing your boat for winter

Winterizing your boat is one of the most important things you can do to maintain a quality vessel that will keep running for years to come. Each year, after finishing your last cruise of the fall on Lake Coeur d’Alene, begin thinking about where you’d like to store your boat for the winter. It’s also a good…

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The boat building process at Coeur Custom

How our custom wood boat building process works

Our process begins with a conversation with the owner-to-be so we can be on the same page about your vision. What is it that you’d like to create? What are you looking for in a custom built wood boat — speed, style, comfort, space, or a little bit of everything? After we understand what you’d like…

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Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show is an annual hit

Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show is an annual hit

The annual Antique and Classic Boat Show held at Payette Lake is a time for wooden boat owners to spruce up their vessel and let it shine! Coeur Custom is excited to participate with the Payette Lakes Chapter of the show, which always proves to be a treat for boaters and boat enthusiasts alike. The…

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Keep up on boat maintenance, even during the summer.

Keep up routine boat maintenance even during the summer months

In several of the Coeur Custom past blog articles, we’ve discussed the importance of proper winterization and commissioning your boat for summer. Both of these steps are crucial to ensure the longevity of your boat. However, mid-season maintenance is vital as well. The boat is working constantly, so upkeep is crucial to make sure the…

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Tips for driving with a boat trailer from Coeur Custom

Tips for driving with a boat trailer

For first-time trailer drivers or those who haven’t been towing anything for a while, it can be a learning curve to remember the subtleties of towing something behind your vehicle. When you’re driving to any one of North Idaho’s beautiful lakes this summer, remember some of our quick tips to ensure your safety and the…

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