If you’re going to be doing work anyway, why not get rewarded for it? I mean, beyond the character-building way.
West Marine, one of the world’s largest waterlife retailers, announced a “Do It Yourselfie!” social media contest for the best boat prep action shots—and they’re giving away three $250 gift cards to the winners! Running from March 2 to March 27, they’re shouting out to boaters who are launching their DIY boat projects to get ready for the 2015 season.
What are the criteria? Simply snap a selfie while you’re tackling any maintenance onboard and caption it with why you’re looking for help from West Marine. Then post your pictures through Instagram or their Facebook page with hashtags #diyselfie and #westmarine. Each week a winner will be picked and given that extra cash to outfit your boat or a friend’s boat—or even just yourself! You don’t have to own the boat you’re working on—just have the rights to enter the photos.
While you’re fixing that leaky head, might as well take a chance for one of those gift cards! If you’re looking for some advice or inspiration, check out West Marin’s Spring Prep Headquarters for tips, guides, and in-depth features on popular boating projects you could tackle.
Have fun DIYing, and good luck!