How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Rigging: basic rig checks and common problems

    Rupert Holmes
    Dec 13, 2018

    A basic knowledge of your boat’s rig – and how to spot potential problems – is essential for all boat owners. …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat damage: how to handle it safely

    Rupert Holmes
    Nov 22, 2018

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

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    How to care for teak decks

    Rupert Holmes
    Nov 19, 2018

    Over-enthusiastic attempts to scrub your teak deck could cost you a fortune at the boatyard in the long-run. …Read More

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  7. 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

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    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

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    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

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    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

  15. How-To / Maintenance

    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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