How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    8 ways to make boat batteries last longer

    Rupert Holmes
    Nov 29, 2014

    Pamper your boat batteries and they will keep charging, says Rupert Holmes. …Read More

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    What is AIS and is it worth fitting?

    Rupert Holmes
    Oct 22, 2014

    Rupert Holmes weighs up the options for boat owners trying to decide whether or not to fit AIS. …Read More

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    How to choose and install electric winches

    Rupert Holmes
    Aug 10, 2014

    If you are considering electric winches for your yacht there are a number of things to consider first, says Rupert Holmes. …Read More

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    How to deal with fibreglass deck leaks

    Rupert Holmes
    Jul 28, 2014

    On a fibreglass boat it’s easy to assume deck leaks are merely an uncomfortable inconvenience. However, any water that gets in can cause structural problems that have the potential to be just as severe as with a wooden boat. Rupert Holmes reports… …Read More

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    10 essentials for long distance cruising

    Rupert Holmes
    Jun 2, 2014

    Assuming you've got the right boat in the right condition for long distance cruising, there are certain items you can't go without. …Read More

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    How to prepare a yacht for offshore sailing

    Rupert Holmes
    May 20, 2014

    Before loading your boat with essential kit for offshore sailing, check the fundamentals are in place, says Rupert Holmes. …Read More

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    8 ways to maintain flawless varnish coatings

    Rupert Holmes
    May 14, 2014

    Bright, smooth varnish not only protects surfaces but also looks great – and maintenance is easy, says Rupert Holmes. …Read More

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    Marine electrics: how to use good terminals and tools

    Staff
    Apr 17, 2014

    Common or garden connectors are not designed to withstand the corrosive marine environment. …Read More

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    How to finish your topsides: paint, polish or vinyl wraps

    Rupert Holmes
    Apr 1, 2014

    Your choice of finish will affect how often you need to repair and refresh your boat's deck and topsides. …Read More

  15. How-To / Maintenance

    How to care for teak decks

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 27, 2014

    Over-enthusiastic attempts to scrub your teak deck could cost you a fortune at the boatyard in the long-run. …Read More

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