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  1. How-To / Seamanship

    Shorthanded sailing guide

    Rupert Holmes
    Jun 26, 2017

    How do you go about sailing singlehanded or doublehanded? Shorthanded sailing is both popular and practical, read our essential to setting your boat up and prepare to enjoy life without a big crew. …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    How to fix your marine toilet

    Rupert Holmes
    Jun 15, 2017

    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

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  4. How-To / Seamanship

    How autopilots work

    Rupert Holmes
    Apr 4, 2017

    All you need to know about autopilots and self-steering gear, how they work, what features to look for and how to choose the right one for your needs. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Maintenance

    Cheap boat maintenance: 10 ways to save money

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 14, 2017

    With the right approach much can be done to minimise the costs of taking care of your boat. Top tips to save money and enjoy cheaper boat maintenance. …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    Outboard engine cooling system problems

    Rupert Holmes
    Feb 7, 2017

    Outboard engine cooling systems can be the root cause of many issues, and it's key to fix outboard engine problems before they cause serious damage. …Read More

  9. How-To

    Downwind sails: spinnakers, asymmetrics and code zeros

    Rupert Holmes
    Feb 6, 2017

    Many owners of cruising boats ponder what the best option is for reaching and downwind sails. Rupert Holmes looks at the options. …Read More

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    Ten ways to love your boat

    Alex Smith
    Jan 26, 2017

    Alex Smith reignites the romance with a selection of marine treats to show your boat how much you care. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Maintenance

    Sail care: how to look after your sails

    Rupert Holmes
    Jan 18, 2017

    How you look after your sails can make a big difference to their lifespan and your pocket. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Maintenance

    10 ways to save fuel

    Alex Smith
    Dec 14, 2016

    How can you save money on your boat's fuel bill? We share some top fuel-saving tips that will be kind on your wallet and cut your fuel use. …Read More

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