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West Marine launches “Do It YourSelfie” sweepstakes

A new social media contest will award five $100 West Marine gift cards to spring prep photos.

West Marine launched its “Do It YourSelfie” social media contest. Now through March 29, West Marine is spearheading a shout-out to boaters throughout the U.S. who are getting their boats ready for the 2016 season by tackling DIY boat projects.

West Marine’s photo contest judges are looking for selfies taken while they’re tackling that leaky head, scrubbing their bottom paint, installing new electronics, or basically engaged in any DIY-related boat project imaginable.

The marine retailer advises participants to be sure they’re in the photo, and caption it with DIY tips or why you’re looking for help from West Marine to complete your DIY project.

DIYers looking for advice and inspiration can turn to West Marine’s Spring Prep Headquarters at The online center includes tips and guides for several of the most popular boating projects, including bottom painting and hull repair, topside care and teak varnishing. In-depth features examine issues like the importance of selecting the right anode to prevent galvanic corrosion and how to estimate how much paint you’ll need to paint your boat.

Do-It-YourSelfie Contest Rules: To enter, post your photos through Instagram or Facebook,

For information, visit