Maintenance

How to Maintain the Exhaust System on Your Boat

By Mike Smith | Posted May 2016

Inspecting your boat’s exhaust system now might save your engine later. Or your life.

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How to Stretch Your Boatyard Budget

By Mike Smith | Posted April 2016

Choosing the right yard can keep your boat in tip-top shape, and save you money, too.

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How to Replace the Hatches on Your Boat

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2016

Boaters who are in the know notice the details. And when a fine finish is your goal, you need to look closely at your boat’s “problem areas.” Those old hatches with the dull...

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Acxent Lighting

By Daniel Harding | Posted March 2016

Imtra’s new line of Acxent lighting changes the way boaters—and designers—think about brightening their boats.

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Underwater Lighting Solutions

By Mike Smith | Posted March 2016

Underwater lights aren’t just for fishing. They can serve many purposes from avoiding debris to improving your love life.

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Smart Through-Hull Management

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted March 2016

Keep the Water on the Outside.  Keeping through-hull fittings exercised is a simple way to make sure they work. But that’s only the beginning of what you should be...

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How to Best Display a Boat Name

By Mike Smith | Posted March 2016

Naming your boat is a personal experience and a great way to express yourself. Learn the best ways to share it with the world here.

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How to Install Satellite TV on Your Boat

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2016

The idea of making things look good as they function well is behind the whole philosophy of boatkeeping. The new Intellian i5 satellite-TV antenna shows the company understands...

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What a Walker FuelSep can do for Your Boat

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2016

Add a FuelSep to your engine’s fuel line and get ready for a cleaner burn. If you have cruising in your plans for the coming year—real cruising where remote island outposts may be...

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Guide to Fire Safety on Your Boat

By Mike Smith | Posted January 2016

There’s a lot of flammable material on a boat, and once fire gets a foothold you’ll be facing a hot, smokey situation with possibly toxic fumes. And if the flames ignite the...

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The Benefits of Using Infrared Sensors on Your Boat

By Mike Smith | Posted January 2016

When sussing out potential problems on board, some experts turn to infrared light. You can, too.

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What’s Your Boatyard Type?

By Mike Smith | Posted December 2015

Knowing your personality type will make your boatyard experience run smoother. Are you a Type D or a Type P?

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Upgrade Your Engine Room and Emergency Lighting with LEDs

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted December 2015

Let there be (LED) light: A well-lit engine room can help you spot potential issues (read: oil leaks).

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