How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    How to replace rudder bearings

    Rupert Holmes
    May 21, 2021

    Rudder bearings have a finite lifespan, especially on a well-used boat, but are generally relatively easy to replace. …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat towing guide: 10 tips to tow my boat

    Rupert Holmes
    May 14, 2021

    Safety is essential when towing your boat on the road, as Rupert Holmes and Lenny Rudow explain. …Read More

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    Propeller pitch: all you need to know

    Lenny Rudow
    May 4, 2021

    Having the correct propeller pitch is a must for maximising your boat's performance, but understanding pitch is easier said than done. …Read More

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    How to change a propeller

    Lenny Rudow
    Apr 30, 2021

    Bought a new propeller or need to replace your old one? Learn how to change a propeller in this handy video. …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    How to fit and service through-hull fittings

    Ed Sherman
    Apr 23, 2021

    Choosing through-hull fittings of the highest standard and fitting them securely, is essential for peace of mind when out on the water. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat cleaning: how to care for your hull

    Rupert Holmes
    Apr 16, 2021

    Rupert Holmes looks at some simple ways to keep your boat clean and make it stay that way. …Read More

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    How to choose antifouling paint

    Rupert Holmes
    Apr 13, 2021

    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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  12. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat anchors

    Alex Smith
    Apr 6, 2021

    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

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    How to paint a boat

    Rupert Holmes
    Apr 1, 2021

    Read our ultimate boat painting guide. Whether you have a 30ft yacht or a 20ft fishing boat, the principles are the same, Rupert Holmes shares his expertise. …Read More

  15. How-To / Maintenance

    How to prepare and apply antifouling paint

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 19, 2021

    Rupert Holmes looks at how to get a long-lasting finish while avoiding the hazards of this toxic substance in his guide to antifouling application. …Read More

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