How-to: Maintenance

  1. 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

  2. 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

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    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

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    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

  8. 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

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat anchors

    Alex Smith
    May 17, 2018

    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

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    Hydraulic steering for outboards

    Ed Sherman
    Apr 18, 2018

    If you're upgrading your steering, here are some key points to remember about hydraulic system installation and maintenance. …Read More

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    Boat maintenance: how to look after your boat

    Rupert Holmes
    Apr 10, 2018

    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

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    Fitting out your boat

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 19, 2018

    As spring has sprung, it's time to dust off your boat and get stuck into some serious pre-season boat maintenance. Here are our top 15 must do jobs. …Read More

  15. How-To / Maintenance

    Diesel engine repairs: fuel, air, starting, wiring

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 14, 2018

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

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