How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    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

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    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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    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

    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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