How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    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

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat damage: how to handle it safely

    Rupert Holmes
    Jan 6, 2016

    We look at the actions to take if your boat sustains damage - whether it's a grounding, a collision, or rig failure. …Read More

  10. 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

  15. How-To / Maintenance

    Sail cleaning and coating

    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

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