How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    How to prepare a boat for painting

    Carol Cronin
    Jul 9, 2013

    It's all in the preparation... to get the perfect finish on your yacht's topsides, first you need to prepare it for painting …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    Top 10 diesel engine tips for trouble-free power

    Rupert Holmes
    Jul 9, 2013

    Diesel engines are pretty reliable - especially if you take the time to check them regularly. Rupert Holmes shares his top 10 diesel engine tips. …Read More

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    Save power: managing on-board electrical consumption

    Rupert Holmes
    Jun 24, 2013

    Rupert Holmes takes a closer look at on-board electrical systems and how you can minimise consumption as well as maximise the power available to you …Read More

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    Boat security afloat: 10 tips

    Alex Smith
    Apr 30, 2013

    In a world of escalating marine theft, you need to take a proactive approach to security. Alex Smith looks at ten useful solutions. …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    Prevent damp on your boat: a guide to dehumidifiers

    Alex Smith
    Mar 20, 2013

    Damp is an enemy for any boat owner. Do compressor or dessicant dehumidifiers offer the best solution to prevent damp on your boat? …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    Coppercoat: is it right for your boat?

    Doug Logan
    Mar 6, 2013

    It is an expensive solution up front, but this epoxy-based antifouling option is effective, hassle-free, easy on the environment, and can last a decade or more. …Read More

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    Sailing through the snow: 3 events and 5 warming tips

    Gael Pawson
    Jan 22, 2013

    Leigh & Lowton, Island Barn and Crosby... just three of the club that ran snowy racing over the weekend, plus a few tips to stay warm on the water! …Read More

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  13. How-To / Maintenance

    How to winterise a four-stroke outboard

    Lenny Rudow
    Nov 7, 2012

    boats.com senior editor Lenny Rudow clears up the confusion about how to winterise a four-stroke outboard. …Read More

  14. How-To / Maintenance

    How can I save battery power with my refrigeration system?

    Ed Sherman
    Nov 4, 2012

    Ed Sherman reveals new product from Isotherm works with refrigerator temperature and available voltage to reduce electrical consumption. …Read More

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