How-to

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Outboard engine cooling system problems

    Rupert Holmes
    Feb 7, 2017

    Outboard engine cooling systems can be the root cause of many issues, and it's key to fix outboard engine problems before they cause serious damage. …Read More

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    Downwind sails: spinnakers, asymmetrics and code zeros

    Rupert Holmes
    Feb 6, 2017

    Many owners of cruising boats ponder what the best option is for reaching and downwind sails. Rupert Holmes looks at the options. …Read More

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    Ten ways to love your boat

    Alex Smith
    Jan 26, 2017

    Alex Smith reignites the romance with a selection of marine treats to show your boat how much you care. …Read More

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    Sail care: how to look after your sails

    Rupert Holmes
    Jan 18, 2017

    How you look after your sails can make a big difference to their lifespan and your pocket. …Read More

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    Sails: how to understand and buy sails

    Rupert Holmes
    Dec 19, 2016

    Sails are the key to safety, speed and efficiency on a sailing yacht. Good sails make the boat heel less, reduce the tendency to round up into the wind in gusts and will reduce weather helm, making st …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    10 ways to save fuel

    Alex Smith
    Dec 14, 2016

    How can you save money on your boat's fuel bill? We share some top fuel-saving tips that will be kind on your wallet and cut your fuel use. …Read More

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  11. How-To

    How to choose the right daysailer

    Rupert Holmes
    Dec 12, 2016

    Rupert Holmes looks at how to narrow down the choice of daysailers on the market. …Read More

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    5 ways to protect your boat this winter

    Lenny Rudow
    Dec 6, 2016

    There are a number of ways to protect your boat over winter, says Lenny Rudow. …Read More

  14. How-To / Maintenance

    How to replace rudder bearings

    Rupert Holmes
    Dec 5, 2016

    Rudder bearings have a finite lifespan, especially on a well-used boat, but are generally relatively easy to replace. …Read More

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