How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Is my exhaust outlet placement safe?

    Ed Sherman
    Sep 12, 2017

    Diesel exhaust fumes coming through an open porthole can be highly unhealthy, if not dangerous. …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    Self-tapping screws: reduce the ouch

    Ed Sherman
    Sep 6, 2017

    Self-tapping screws are common in production boats - they save time and cost. But protruding points need to be tamed. …Read More

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    Is my compass accurate?

    Ed Sherman
    Aug 9, 2017

    Check to see if your electronics are inducing compass deviation errors. That test is easy. It can be a little more difficult to get the compass swung right. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Maintenance

    How to plug screw holes below the waterline

    Charles Plueddeman
    Aug 1, 2017

    Knowing how to plug screw holes will save you needing to a boat builder involved. …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    Sealing wood end-grain to prevent delamination

    Ed Sherman
    Jul 20, 2017

    It is definitely worth taking the time to seal the end grain of any plywood on your boat. Boatbuilders should all do it, but many do not. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    Cheap boat maintenance: 10 ways to save money

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 14, 2017

    With the right approach much can be done to minimise the costs of taking care of your boat. Top tips to save money and enjoy cheaper boat maintenance. …Read More

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    Ten ways to love your boat

    Alex Smith
    Jan 26, 2017

    Alex Smith reignites the romance with a selection of marine treats to show your boat how much you care. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Maintenance

    Onboard fire prevention: 7 safety essentials

    Rupert Holmes
    Jun 8, 2015

    As with any serious threat to your health or safety, fire prevention is infinitely preferable to fire extinguishing, as Rupert Holmes explains. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Maintenance

    Should I invest in new antifouling technology?

    Rupert Holmes
    Apr 3, 2015

    Rupert Holmes weighs up the new antifouling technology options but finds the price is probably still too high. …Read More

  15. How-To / Maintenance

    Gas safety onboard: guide for yachts and powerboats

    Rupert Holmes
    Mar 6, 2015

    A modern gas safety system may cost a bit for a proper installation, but should be relatively inexpensive to maintain. …Read More

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