How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Diesel engine overheating and charging repair

    Rupert Holmes
    Feb 22, 2022

    We look at diagnosing diesel engine problems and how to repair two common marine diesel engine issues. …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat propellers

    Alex Smith
    Feb 15, 2022

    How do propellers work and how do you pick the right one? We explain the basics. …Read More

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    Diesel engine repairs: fuel, air, starting, wiring

    Rupert Holmes
    Feb 1, 2022

    Rupert Holmes looks at some of the most common causes of engine problems and how to solve them. …Read More

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    Using LED lighting on your boat

    Rupert Holmes
    Jan 25, 2022

    LED lights are rapidly gaining in popularity for use on board. Rupert Holmes analyses the pros and cons… …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat damage: how to handle it safely

    Rupert Holmes
    Jan 18, 2022

    We look at the actions to take if your boat sustains damage - whether it's a grounding, a collision, or rig failure. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    Prevent circuit board corrosion

    Ed Sherman
    Jan 4, 2022

    There's a simple solution to preventing circuit board corrosion on your boat. …Read More

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    Diesel engine maintenance tips

    Rupert Holmes
    Dec 14, 2021

    Diesel engines are pretty reliable - especially if you take the time to check them regularly. …Read More

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    Is my exhaust outlet placement safe?

    Ed Sherman
    Nov 30, 2021

    Diesel exhaust fumes coming through an open porthole can be highly unhealthy, if not dangerous. …Read More

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    Self-tapping screws: reduce the ouch

    Ed Sherman
    Nov 23, 2021

    Self-tapping screws are common in production boats - they save time and cost. But protruding points need to be tamed. …Read More

  15. How-To / Maintenance

    Sealing wood end-grain to prevent delamination

    Ed Sherman
    Nov 11, 2021

    It is definitely worth taking the time to seal the end grain of any plywood on your boat. Boatbuilders should all do it, but many do not. …Read More

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