How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    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

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    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

    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

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  7. 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

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    Winter reading: the best of 2013

    Dec 5, 2013

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

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    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

  10. 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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    Fishing luck: 3 unusual ways to improve your catch

    Lenny Rudow
    Oct 27, 2013

    Whoever said “I’d rather be lucky than good” must have spent a lot of time fishing. Here are some ways to improve your luck. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Maintenance

    Fuel polishing systems: are they worth it?

    Ed Sherman
    Oct 24, 2013

    Fuel polishing systems aren’t cheap, but they can make sense depending on your circumstances. …Read More

  15. How-To / Maintenance

    Choosing the right boatyard to work on your boat

    Rupert Holmes
    Oct 20, 2013

    Rupert Holmes explains why simply opting for your local boatyard may not always be the best choice. …Read More

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