How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    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

  2. 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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    10 free and cheap boat improvements

    Lenny Rudow
    Mar 20, 2014

    Even a complete lack of funds won't completely halt the determined owner from carrying out boat improvements. …Read More

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    Easier sail handling: 5 steps to a better deck layout

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 15, 2014

    Improving the layout of your deck gear can make sail handling less of a chore, Rupert Holmes shares five top tips. …Read More

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    Outboard engine won't start: trouble-shooting video

    Staff
    Mar 13, 2014

    Don't get stuck at the slipway when your outboard engine won't start - fix it fast, with these basic troubleshooting tips. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    How to fix your marine toilet

    Rupert Holmes
    Jan 5, 2014

    With proper use marine toilets are normally very reliable, but what do you do when something goes wrong? Rupert Holmes has the answers …Read More

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    How to prevent plywood delamination: sealing exposed end-grain

    Ed Sherman
    Dec 11, 2013

    What should you do if you discover exposed end-grain amongst the plywood fittings on your boat? Ed Sherman answers an owner's question. …Read More

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    Winter reading: the best of 2013

    Staff
    Dec 5, 2013

    Slippers on, cup of tea: enjoy a spot of fireside reading with boats.com review of the year. …Read More

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    Yacht deck fittings: service and repair tips

    Rupert Holmes
    Nov 21, 2013

    A little regular maintenance on your yacht's deck fittings will go a long way to ensuring low-cost, safe boating. …Read More

  15. How-To / Maintenance

    How to secure cables and hoses in your engine room

    Ed Sherman
    Nov 10, 2013

    Nylon cable ties will harden and become brittle in the heat of the engine compartment. Use metal P-clamps instead. …Read More

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