Friday, December 12

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Annual Boat Show Ticket Giveaway Promotion!
Spend $50 or more in the Ship’s Store and get 2 free tickets to the Chicago Boat, RV & Strictly Sail Show. This offer is good through Friday, January 9th.

Friday, December 19th Crowley’s employees will be headed to our annual holiday party at 12 noon and will be out for the rest of the day.

Wednesday, December 24th we will have limited staff on hand and close at 3:30pm.

Closed December 25th through December 28th and resume normal hours the 29th.

Wednesday, December 31st we will close at 3:30.

Closed January 1st through January 4th and resume normal hours the 5th.

There will be 24 hour security on site during the closed periods. Please call Customer Service at 773-221-9990 ext. 330 if you plan to visit while we are closed.

That’s all folks!

Thursday, December 4

Extra! Extra!

By Michael Argyelan

Clogged fuel filters and oil filters, broken belts, failed impellers; all can change the perfect day on the water into a total nightmare. If you plan ahead, the nightmare transforms into a mere nuisance. Engine spares, you want them. You need them. Let us help.

I was working with one of our mechanics and putting together an engine spare parts kit for one of our customers and he had a great idea, let’s offer engine spares kits to everyone. I carry spares. Do you? If not, let us help.

We put together a simple kit consisting of primary and secondary fuel filters, an oil filter, belt(s), and an impeller. Each part was put into a watertight zip lock bag to keep moisture out. Ryan, our resident expert mechanic, took this further and placed the parts in a dry bag. We tagged the bag with the appropriate and obvious label, “Spare Parts Kit.”

Want us to make one for your boat? Contact me with your engine information as well as your primary filter info (if applicable) and I’ll put one together ready for your spring launch. Call me before the end of the year and I’ll take 10% off your whole order.

When you winterize your boat, use the spares and replace them to keep the spares fresh. If we winterize your boat, let us know you have spares on board and we will use and replace them for you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Stay warm, friends.