How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Using LED lighting on your boat

    Rupert Holmes
    Nov 12, 2018

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

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    How to improve your boat security afloat

    Alex Smith
    Nov 1, 2018

    In a world of escalating marine theft, you need to take a proactive approach to security. Alex Smith looks at ten useful solutions. …Read More

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    How to buy, sell and repair damaged boats

    Paul Grimes
    Oct 29, 2018

    Once a boat is written off by insurers, is it ever worth the risk of buying or selling again? Paul Grimes has the answers. …Read More

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    Deck fittings: service and repair tips

    Rupert Holmes
    Oct 22, 2018

    A little regular maintenance on your yacht's deck fittings will go a long way to ensuring low-cost, safe boating. …Read More

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    Dehumidifiers: prevent damp on your boat

    Alex Smith
    Oct 18, 2018

    Damp is an enemy for any boat owner. Do compressor or dessicant dehumidifiers offer the best solution to prevent damp on your boat? …Read More

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    Sails: how to understand and buy sails

    Rupert Holmes
    Oct 15, 2018

    On a sailing boat, your sails are in effect, your engine, and a vital part of your craft's equipment. Learn all about the different sail types and how to buy them in our comprehensive guide. …Read More

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    How to winterise an outboard engine

    Charles Plueddeman
    Oct 8, 2018

    It's not that complicated to winterise an outboard engine, but get it wrong, and you could pay a hefty price for repairs in the Spring. …Read More

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    How to choose antifouling paint

    Rupert Holmes
    Oct 1, 2018

    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

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    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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    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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