How-to

  1. How-To

    How to fish: fishing for beginners

    Dave Barham
    Apr 27, 2021

    Want to try fishing from a boat but not sure where to start? This handy guide takes you through how to fish step by step, with some handy tips to boot. …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    How to fit and service through-hull fittings

    Ed Sherman
    Apr 23, 2021

    Choosing through-hull fittings of the highest standard and fitting them securely, is essential for peace of mind when out on the water. …Read More

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  4. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Sea trials: how to test sail a yacht

    Rupert Holmes
    Apr 20, 2021

    A test sail or sea trial can help you figure out if a new boat is right for you, but, says Rupert Holmes, there is a big difference between buying new and second-hand. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat cleaning: how to care for your hull

    Rupert Holmes
    Apr 16, 2021

    Rupert Holmes looks at some simple ways to keep your boat clean and make it stay that way. …Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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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  12. 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

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  14. 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

  15. 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

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