How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat damage: how to handle it safely

    Rupert Holmes
    Jan 6, 2016

    Rupert Holmes looks at the actions to take if your boat sustains damage …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    How to winterise an outboard engine

    Charles Plueddeman
    Dec 18, 2015

    It's not that complicated to winterise an outboard engine, but get it wrong, and you could pay a hefty price for repairs in the Spring. …Read More

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    Boating tips: outboard laying up blunder

    Lenny Rudow
    Dec 3, 2015

    Take a look at this quick tip on preventing outboard engine frost damage this winter. …Read More

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    Efficient boat refrigeration: a how-to guide

    Rupert Holmes
    Sep 10, 2015

    Rupert Holmes reviews the options for saving battery power by making more efficient refrigeration onboard. …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    Sail cleaning and coating tips: go further for less

    Rupert Holmes
    Jul 7, 2015

    Rupert Holmes weighs up the benefits of paying for professional sail cleaning over the cost of buying new sails. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    Onboard fire prevention: 7 safety essentials

    Rupert Holmes
    Jun 7, 2015

    As with any serious threat to your health or safety, fire prevention is infinitely preferable to fire extinguishing, as Rupert Holmes explains. …Read More

  10. 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

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    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 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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