How-to

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    How to clean your outboard engine

    Lenny Rudow
    Jun 9, 2016

    Taking the time to clean your outboard engine and keep it looking shiny will make you proud of your boat, while increasing resale value. …Read More

  2. How-To / Buying & Selling

    How to negotiate boat prices

    Rupert Holmes
    Jun 8, 2016

    It should be possible to make your buyer feel like he's got a bargain without dropping below your minimum price, says Rupert Holmes. …Read More

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  4. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Boat valuations: how to price a boat for sale

    Rupert Holmes
    May 29, 2016

    Make a correct call on your boat valuation and you will save time selling your boat. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Buying & Selling

    4 of the biggest boat buying blunders

    Gary Reich
    May 24, 2016

    Concentrate on avoiding these four common boat buying blunders and choosing your new boat will be much, much easier. …Read More

  8. How-To / Seamanship

    Safe sailing: how to avoid hazardous waters

    Rupert Holmes
    May 16, 2016

    To master the art of safe sailing, you need a sturdy boat and an in-depth knowledge of man-made and natural forces at sea. …Read More

  9. How-To / Seamanship

    8 ways to put friends and family off sailing

    Rupert Holmes
    May 2, 2016

    How not to skipper a boat. A light-hearted look at all the ways poor seamanship can ruin a sailing trip. …Read More

  10. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Boat ownership costs and budgeting

    Rupert Holmes
    Apr 25, 2016

    How much does it cost to run a boat? Find out with the boats.com guide to budgeting for boat owners. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat electrics: all about amperes

    Ed Sherman
    Apr 11, 2016

    Measuring current flow – or amperage – in a marine 12 volt DC circuit is a necessary skill for diagnosing electrical problems on board. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Seamanship

    3 tips for boat handling in big waves

    Lenny Rudow
    Apr 4, 2016

    Understanding the likely handling characteristics of your boat in heavy seas is key to safely and speedily making progress, says Lenny Rudow. …Read More

  15. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Part exchange: how to trade in your boat

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 29, 2016

    If you're planning to change boats, it is well worth looking into the part-exchange and trading in options available through brokers. …Read More

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