How-to

  1. How-To

    Yacht club or sailing club: choose the right one

    Gael Pawson
    Jun 1, 2015

    There are plenty of yacht clubs or sailing clubs to choose from across the UK, but how do you know which one to join? Gael Pawson and Jeanne Craig outline a few of the key elements you’ll want to consider. …Read More

  2. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Powerboat buying: which powerboat is right for me?

    Alex Smith
    May 24, 2015

    Alex Smith helps smooth your path to buying the powerboat that best matches your needs... …Read More

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  4. 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

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  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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  12. 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

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  14. 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

  15. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat painting guide

    Rupert Holmes
    Apr 22, 2015

    How to paint a boat: 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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