How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Using LED lighting on your boat

    Rupert Holmes
    May 31, 2012

    LED lights are rapidly gaining in popularity for use on board. Rupert Holmes analyses the pros and cons… …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    A guide to environmentally-friendly powerboating

    Alex Smith
    May 21, 2012

    It may sound like a paradox, but done right, powerboating really can be green. Alex Smith explains …Read More

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    Rigging: basic rig checks and common problems

    Rupert Holmes
    May 9, 2012

    A basic knowledge of your boat’s rig – and how to spot potential problems – is essential for all boat owners. …Read More

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    Winch servicing

    Rupert Holmes
    Apr 4, 2012

    When did you last service your winches? Chances are that it's a lot longer ago than the recommended service interval - we take you through the process …Read More

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    How to choose antifouling paint

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 14, 2012

    Antifouling is essential to prevent growth of weed and marine organisms on the bottom of any boat that is kept afloat. Rupert Holmes explains how to choose the best product for your vessel. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat anchors

    Alex Smith
    Dec 4, 2011

    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

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    Solar power for boats

    Lenny Rudow
    Nov 17, 2011

    The sun can help electrify your boat in several different ways, from propulsion to charging. Lenny Rudow explains. …Read More

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    Marine electronics: the 10 commandments

    Lenny Rudow
    Nov 16, 2011

    Boats.com Electronics expert Lenny Rudow offers up rules that will help your electronics live longer. …Read More

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    Outboard expert: Water pump impellers

    Charles Plueddeman
    Nov 16, 2011

    Outboard water pump impellers can’t take abuse, so annual water pump maintenance is cheap insurance. …Read More

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