How-to

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Summer yacht maintenance: essential tips

    Rupert Holmes
    Jul 1, 2021

    Don't let a silly breakdown ruin your boating enjoyment. Maintain your yacht with a few simple checks. …Read More

  2. How-To / Buying & Selling

    How to spot time wasters

    Carol Cronin
    Jun 28, 2021

    Identify time wasters before they waste too much of your time or interfere with selling your boat. …Read More

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  4. How-To / Maintenance

    How to secure cables and hoses in your engine room

    Ed Sherman
    Jun 24, 2021

    Nylon wire ties will harden and become brittle in the heat of the engine compartment. Use metal P-clamps instead. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Buying & Selling

    How to inspect a second-hand boat before buying

    Rupert Holmes
    Jun 20, 2021

    Take the opportunity to inspect a second-hand boat yourself before commissioning a survey or making an offer, says Rupert Holmes. …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    Is My Marine Battery Installation Safe?

    Ed Sherman
    Jun 16, 2021

    Some parts of this arrangement are probably not a cause for concern; others are more worrisome. …Read More

  9. How-To / Seamanship

    How Autopilots Work

    Rupert Holmes
    Jun 14, 2021

    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

  10. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Part Exchange: How to Trade in Your Boat

    Rupert Holmes
    Jun 10, 2021

    If you're planning to change boats, it is well worth looking into the part-exchange and trading in options available through brokers. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Buying & Selling

    How to Spot a Scam on Boat Selling Websites

    Staff
    Jun 9, 2021

    If you are currently in the process of buying a boat, this article will help you identify fraudulent listings on boat buying websites. Whilst the act of buying a boat should be an exciting occasion, there are unfortunately some who see this as an opportunity to scam boat buyers. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Maintenance

    Outboard engine cooling system problems

    Rupert Holmes
    Jun 7, 2021

    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

  15. How-To / Maintenance

    Sail care: how to look after your sails

    Rupert Holmes
    Jun 3, 2021

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

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