How-to

  1. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Choosing a boat: which boat is right for me?

    Gael Pawson
    May 21, 2015

    What is the right boat? We take you through the pros, cons and main types of craft to enable you to choose the right one. …Read More

  2. How-To / Seamanship

    Canal locks: how to operate one

    Alex Smith
    May 19, 2015

    Alex Smith takes the mystery out of operating an inland lock... …Read More

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  4. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat cleaning: how to care for your hull

    Rupert Holmes
    May 10, 2015

    Rupert Holmes looks at some simple ways to keep your boat clean and make it stay that way. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Seamanship

    How to drive a narrowboat

    Alex Smith
    May 3, 2015

    If you’re planning to drive a narrowboat on holiday this season, avoid the pitfalls and get it right, says serial fist shaker, Alex Smith. …Read More

  8. How-To

    How to start your kids dinghy sailing

    Paula Irish
    Apr 30, 2015

    Getting your kids into dinghy sailing can be hugely rewarding and a great way of introducing them to skills which will stand them in good stead for any pastime on the water. Paula Irish shares her top tips gleaned from the experience of introducing her two children to the sport. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    Non-slip deck painting: 10 tips

    Doug Logan
    Apr 28, 2015

    No matter what materials and methods you use when tackling a deck painting job, these fundamentals apply to every approach. …Read More

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    14 tips to make sure your safety gear is in order

    Lenny Rudow
    Apr 23, 2015

    Whether you’re an old salt or a brand new boater, you need to make sure your safety gear is in order. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Maintenance

    How to paint a boat

    Rupert Holmes
    Apr 22, 2015

    Read our ultimate boat painting guide. Whether you have a 30ft yacht or a 20ft fishing boat, the principles are the same, Rupert Holmes shares his expertise. …Read More

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  14. How-To

    Get your family boating in 6 steps

    Gael Pawson
    Apr 21, 2015

    Looking to introduce your partner to boating? Keen that your child will grow up an avid sailor? Here you will find a host of ideas and vital advice to help you succeed in your aim to become a boating family. …Read More

  15. How-To / Maintenance

    5 antifouling paint solutions for five different boats

    Rupert Holmes
    Apr 12, 2015

    Choosing the best antifouling paint for your boat is about understanding the products on the market and how they suit your type of boating. Here are five solutions to boat fouling. …Read More

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