How-to

  1. 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

  2. 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

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  4. 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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  7. How-To / Maintenance

    Kill cord failure: common causes

    Alex Smith
    Mar 8, 2016

    Training powerboat operators to always test the kill cord before setting off is still the best way to ensure safety on the water, says the RYA. …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    How to upgrade and improve your yacht

    Rupert Holmes
    Feb 29, 2016

    Rupert Holmes looks at improvements that will transform the comfort, efficiency and handling of any boat. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat moorings: how to find the right one

    Rupert Holmes
    Feb 16, 2016

    Finding a mooring that’s both convenient and affordable is not an easy task. Rupert Holmes outlines the options and shines a spotlight on where to look. …Read More

  10. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Is it time to sell my boat?

    Rupert Holmes
    Feb 8, 2016

    Very few of us wake up one morning and realise "it's time to sell my boat". Rupert Holmes looks at the decision points for and against. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Buying & Selling

    How to prepare a boat for sale

    Rupert Holmes
    Feb 6, 2016

    How to maximise your chances of a smooth, hassle-free sale - use this handy guide to prepare your boat for sale. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Boat surveys: an essential guide

    Alex Smith
    Jan 30, 2016

    It might not be the first thing on your mind, but a survey might actually prove to be the best money you ever spend. Alex Smith explains …Read More

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