How-to

  1. 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

  2. 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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  4. 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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  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. How-To / Seamanship

    Optimus outboard joystick control in action

    Lenny Rudow
    Mar 24, 2016

    Lenny Rudow demonstrates the instant control offered by the Optimus outboard joystick control system. …Read More

  10. How-To

    Boat fishing in the UK: a guide

    Dave Barham
    Mar 23, 2016

    Have you ever wondered why people go boat fishing, or how to try it for yourself? Dave Barham explains how to go about enjoying a day’s fishing afloat. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Maintenance

    Voltage drop on boats: understanding resistance

    Ed Sherman
    Mar 18, 2016

    Overcoming resistance in your onboard circuitry is essential for proper 12-volt electrics. Ed Sherman discusses how to measure voltage drop and how to remedy it. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Maintenance

    Marine electrics: the basics of 12-Volt systems

    Ed Sherman
    Mar 11, 2016

    Understanding how a typical marine 12-Volt system actually works will make the back of the switchboard a much less scary place. …Read More

  15. How-To / Maintenance

    10 ways to upgrade and improve your powerboat

    Alex Smith
    Mar 9, 2016

    Alex Smith investigates ten reasonably simple methods of upgrading and improving your powerboat for the new season. …Read More

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