How-to

  1. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Is Autumn the best time to sell or buy a boat?

    Rupert Holmes
    Oct 11, 2018

    Rupert Holmes argues the case for buying and selling a boat in the Autumn. …Read More

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  3. How-To / Maintenance

    Winch servicing

    Rupert Holmes
    Sep 24, 2018

    When did you last service your winches? Chances are that it's a lot longer ago than the recommended service interval - we take you through the process …Read More

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  6. How-To / Maintenance

    How to fix fibreglass deck leaks

    Rupert Holmes
    Sep 20, 2018

    On a fibreglass boat it’s easy to assume deck leaks are merely an uncomfortable inconvenience. However, any water that gets in can cause structural problems that have the potential to be just as severe as with a wooden boat. …Read More

  7. How-To / Maintenance

    Best boat hull finish: paint, polish or vinyl wraps

    Rupert Holmes
    Sep 13, 2018

    Your choice of finish will affect how often you need to repair and refresh your boat's deck and topsides. …Read More

  8. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Boat show guide: make the most of your day

    Gael Pawson
    Sep 6, 2018

    A few tips to make your boat show experience the best it can be, plus our guide to the major boat shows in the UK. …Read More

  9. How-To / Buying & Selling

    How to inspect a second-hand boat before buying

    Rupert Holmes
    Sep 3, 2018

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

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  11. How-To / Maintenance

    Yacht varnish

    Rupert Holmes
    Aug 30, 2018

    Bright, smooth varnish not only protects surfaces but also looks great , we share our ultimate guide to varnishing and maintaining that gleaming finish. …Read More

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  13. How-To / Maintenance

    How to tune your rig

    Rupert Holmes
    Aug 27, 2018

    A properly set-up rig can make all the difference to your performance, we explain how the dark art of rig tuning works. …Read More

  14. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Cheap boats: get the best deal

    Alex Smith
    Aug 20, 2018

    Top tips for those looking to buy a cheap boat, helping you to get the best deal, with a warning that the cheapest boat is not always the best value for money. …Read More

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