How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat anchors

    Alex Smith
    May 17, 2018

    It may not be the most glamorous piece of kit, but a well-chosen anchor can bring a new dimension to your boat life. We explain the vital basics. …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    Hydraulic steering for outboards

    Ed Sherman
    Apr 18, 2018

    If you're upgrading your steering, here are some key points to remember about hydraulic system installation and maintenance. …Read More

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    Boat maintenance: how to look after your boat

    Rupert Holmes
    Apr 10, 2018

    Boat maintenance doesn't have to be time consuming, but a well-planned programme is essential for retaining your boat's value and ensuring reliability. …Read More

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    Fitting out your boat

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 19, 2018

    As spring has sprung, it's time to dust off your boat and get stuck into some serious pre-season boat maintenance. Here are our top 15 must do jobs. …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    Diesel engine repairs: fuel, air, starting, wiring

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 14, 2018

    Rupert Holmes looks at some of the most common causes of engine problems and how to solve them. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    Diesel engine overheating and charging repair

    Rupert Holmes
    Feb 15, 2018

    We look at diagnosing diesel engine problems and how to repair two common marine diesel engine issues. …Read More

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat propellers

    Alex Smith
    Jan 31, 2018

    How do propellers work and how do you pick the right one? We explain the basics. …Read More

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    Prevent circuit board corrosion

    Ed Sherman
    Jan 1, 2018

    There's a simple solution to preventing circuit board corrosion on your boat. …Read More

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    Is my marine battery installation safe?

    Ed Sherman
    Dec 11, 2017

    Some parts of this arrangement are probably not a cause for concern; others are more worrisome. …Read More

  15. How-To / Maintenance

    How to paint a boat

    Rupert Holmes
    Nov 21, 2017

    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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