How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    How to prevent plywood delamination: sealing exposed end-grain

    Ed Sherman
    Dec 12, 2013

    What should you do if you discover exposed end-grain amongst the plywood fittings on your boat? Ed Sherman answers an owner's question. …Read More

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    Winter reading: the best of 2013

    Staff
    Dec 6, 2013

    Slippers on, cup of tea: enjoy a spot of fireside reading with boats.com review of the year. …Read More

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    Fishing luck: 3 unusual ways to improve your catch

    Lenny Rudow
    Oct 28, 2013

    Whoever said “I’d rather be lucky than good” must have spent a lot of time fishing. Here are some ways to improve your luck. …Read More

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    Fuel polishing systems: are they worth it?

    Ed Sherman
    Oct 25, 2013

    Fuel polishing systems aren’t cheap, but they can make sense depending on your circumstances. …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    Choosing the right boatyard to work on your boat

    Rupert Holmes
    Oct 21, 2013

    Rupert Holmes explains why simply opting for your local boatyard may not always be the best choice. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    10 emergency fix-it essentials to carry on every boat

    Lenny Rudow
    Oct 16, 2013

    Whether you’re a sailor, a fishermen, a cruiser or a watersports enthusiast, if you have a boat, you should keep these 10 emergency items on board for on-the-water repairs. …Read More

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    Best winter yacht maintenance projects

    Rupert Holmes
    Oct 4, 2013

    Get in good shape for next season by keeping up with maintenance projects over winter …Read More

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    How to prepare a boat for painting

    Carol Cronin
    Jul 10, 2013

    It's all in the preparation... to get the perfect finish on your yacht's topsides, first you need to prepare it for painting …Read More

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    Save power: managing on-board electrical consumption

    Rupert Holmes
    Jun 24, 2013

    Rupert Holmes takes a closer look at on-board electrical systems and how you can minimise consumption as well as maximise the power available to you …Read More

  15. How-To / Maintenance

    Coppercoat: is it right for your boat?

    Doug Logan
    Mar 7, 2013

    It is an expensive solution up front, but this epoxy-based antifouling option is effective, hassle-free, easy on the environment, and can last a decade or more. …Read More

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