How-to: Maintenance

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    Marine diesel engines

    Ed Sherman
    Mar 16, 2021

    If you’re thinking of buying a boat or new engine, here are some basics to help you make your decision between petrol and diesel engines. …Read More

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    Boat electrics: all about amperes

    Ed Sherman
    Mar 12, 2021

    Measuring current flow – or amperage – in a marine 12 volt DC circuit is a necessary skill for diagnosing electrical problems on board. …Read More

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    Voltage drop on boats: understanding resistance

    Ed Sherman
    Mar 5, 2021

    Overcoming resistance in your onboard circuitry is essential for proper 12-volt electrics. Ed Sherman discusses how to measure voltage drop and how to remedy it. …Read More

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    Marine electrics: the basics of 12-Volt systems

    Ed Sherman
    Feb 26, 2021

    Understanding how a typical marine 12-Volt system actually works will make the back of the switchboard a much less scary place. …Read More

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    Boat maintenance: how to look after your boat

    Rupert Holmes
    Feb 19, 2021

    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

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    Non-slip deck painting: 10 tips

    Doug Logan
    Feb 12, 2021

    No matter what materials and methods you use when tackling a deck painting job, these fundamentals apply to every approach. …Read More

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    10 ways to upgrade and improve your powerboat

    Alex Smith
    Feb 5, 2021

    Alex Smith investigates ten reasonably simple methods of upgrading and improving your powerboat for the new season. …Read More

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    Kill cord failure: common causes

    Alex Smith
    Jan 29, 2021

    Training powerboat operators to always test the kill cord before setting off is still the best way to ensure safety on the water, says the RYA. …Read More

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    Efficient boat refrigeration: a how-to guide

    Rupert Holmes
    Jan 21, 2021

    Rupert Holmes reviews the options for saving battery power by making more efficient refrigeration onboard. …Read More

  15. How-To / Maintenance

    Sail cleaning and coating

    Rupert Holmes
    Jan 8, 2021

    Rupert Holmes weighs up the benefits of paying for professional sail cleaning over the cost of buying new sails. …Read More

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