How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Best boat hull finish: paint, polish or vinyl wraps

    Rupert Holmes
    Sep 13, 2018

    Your choice of finish will affect how often you need to repair and refresh your boat's deck and topsides. …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    Yacht varnish

    Rupert Holmes
    Aug 30, 2018

    Bright, smooth varnish not only protects surfaces but also looks great , we share our ultimate guide to varnishing and maintaining that gleaming finish. …Read More

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    How to tune your rig

    Rupert Holmes
    Aug 27, 2018

    A properly set-up rig can make all the difference to your performance, we explain how the dark art of rig tuning works. …Read More

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    Hydraulic steering for outboards

    Ed Sherman
    Apr 18, 2018

    If you're upgrading your steering, here are some key points to remember about hydraulic system installation and maintenance. …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    Fitting out your boat

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 19, 2018

    As spring has sprung, it's time to dust off your boat and get stuck into some serious pre-season boat maintenance. Here are our top 15 must do jobs. …Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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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    Prevent circuit board corrosion

    Ed Sherman
    Jan 1, 2018

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

  15. 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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