How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat electrics: all about amperes

    Ed Sherman
    Apr 11, 2016

    Measuring current flow – or amperage – in a marine 12 volt DC circuit is a necessary skill for diagnosing electrical problems on board. …Read More

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    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

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    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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    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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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    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

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    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

  15. How-To / Maintenance

    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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