How-to

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    How to choose antifouling paint

    Rupert Holmes
    Apr 13, 2021

    Antifouling is essential to prevent growth of weed and marine organisms on the bottom of any boat that is kept afloat. Rupert Holmes explains how to choose the best product for your vessel. …Read More

  2. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Boat building problems to watch out for

    Ed Sherman
    Apr 9, 2021

    Boat builders and aftermarket installers are usually careful and professional. But the devil’s in the details. Be alert to construction flaws like these. …Read More

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  4. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat anchors

    Alex Smith
    Apr 6, 2021

    It may not be the most glamorous piece of kit, but a well-chosen anchor can bring a new dimension to your boat life. We explain the vital basics. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Maintenance

    How to paint a boat

    Rupert Holmes
    Apr 1, 2021

    Read our ultimate boat painting guide. Whether you have a 30ft yacht or a 20ft fishing boat, the principles are the same, Rupert Holmes shares his expertise. …Read More

  8. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Is it time to sell my boat?

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 30, 2021

    Very few of us wake up one morning and realise "it's time to sell my boat", we look at the decision points for and against. …Read More

  9. How-To

    How to choose the right windlass

    Ed Sherman
    Mar 26, 2021

    Installing a windlass can be a demanding, technical task, but choosing the right windlass in the first place will make the job easier. Ed Sherman reports. …Read More

  10. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Buying a narrowboat

    Alex Smith
    Mar 23, 2021

    Fancy buying a narrowboat? Alex Smith helps you get started with a thorough guide to the types of boat and making the right choice …Read More

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  12. How-To / Maintenance

    How to prepare and apply antifouling paint

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 19, 2021

    Rupert Holmes looks at how to get a long-lasting finish while avoiding the hazards of this toxic substance in his guide to antifouling application. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Marine diesel engines

    Ed Sherman
    Mar 16, 2021

    If you’re thinking of buying a boat or new engine, here are some basics to help you make your decision between petrol and diesel engines. …Read More

  15. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat electrics: all about amperes

    Ed Sherman
    Mar 12, 2021

    Measuring current flow – or amperage – in a marine 12 volt DC circuit is a necessary skill for diagnosing electrical problems on board. …Read More

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