How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Diesel engine repairs: fuel, air, starting, wiring

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 15, 2018

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

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    Diesel engine overheating and charging repair

    Rupert Holmes
    Feb 15, 2018

    We look at diagnosing diesel engine problems and how to repair two common marine diesel engine issues. …Read More

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    Boat propellers

    Alex Smith
    Jan 31, 2018

    How do propellers work and how do you pick the right one? We explain the basics. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Maintenance

    Prevent circuit board corrosion

    Ed Sherman
    Jan 1, 2018

    There's a simple solution to preventing circuit board corrosion on your boat. …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    Is my marine battery installation safe?

    Ed Sherman
    Dec 12, 2017

    Some parts of this arrangement are probably not a cause for concern; others are more worrisome. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    How to paint a boat

    Rupert Holmes
    Nov 22, 2017

    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

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    Diesel engine maintenance tips

    Rupert Holmes
    Nov 16, 2017

    Diesel engines are pretty reliable - especially if you take the time to check them regularly. …Read More

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    GPS antenna placement can make a difference

    Ed Sherman
    Nov 14, 2017

    Deck-mounted antennas should be located away from flailing lines and elbows, but with a clear view of the sky. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Maintenance

    Outboard engine repairs: starting, fuel, shear pins

    Rupert Holmes
    Oct 20, 2017

    So your outboard engine won't start? We look at a few of the common problems to enable your to identify the issue and even fix it yourself. …Read More

  15. How-To / Maintenance

    Marine diesel engines

    Ed Sherman
    Oct 18, 2017

    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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