How-to

  1. 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

  2. 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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  4. 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

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  7. 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

  8. How-To

    Boat fishing in the UK: a guide

    Dave Barham
    Mar 9, 2021

    Have you ever wondered why people go boat fishing, or how to try it for yourself? Dave Barham explains how to go about enjoying a day’s fishing afloat. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    Voltage drop on boats: understanding resistance

    Ed Sherman
    Mar 5, 2021

    Overcoming resistance in your onboard circuitry is essential for proper 12-volt electrics. Ed Sherman discusses how to measure voltage drop and how to remedy it. …Read More

  10. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Boat valuations: how to price a boat for sale

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 2, 2021

    Make a correct call on your boat valuation and you will save time selling your boat. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Maintenance

    Marine electrics: the basics of 12-Volt systems

    Ed Sherman
    Feb 26, 2021

    Understanding how a typical marine 12-Volt system actually works will make the back of the switchboard a much less scary place. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat maintenance: how to look after your boat

    Rupert Holmes
    Feb 19, 2021

    Boat maintenance doesn't have to be time consuming, but a well-planned programme is essential for retaining your boat's value and ensuring reliability. …Read More

  15. How-To / Seamanship

    Powerboat training: courses and tuition

    Alex Smith
    Feb 16, 2021

    Whether you’re a boating novice or a crusty old sea dog, the right kind of powerboat training is money well spent. What powerboat course is right for you? …Read More

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