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Maintenance

How to Maintain the Metal on Your Boat

By Mike Smith | Posted July 2015

The marine environment can be a tough place for metal. Rust and wear are pretty much par for the course. But there are ways to keep your onboard metal in good shape. Read about...

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Ventilating Your Boat's Engine Room

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted July 2015

Air is just as crucial to proper engine performance as fuel.

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Anchoring Basics

By George Sass Jr. | Posted June 2015

Anchoring may seem like a very basic thing, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to get better at it. Fine-tune your anchoring skills here.

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Sigma LEDs from Imtra

By Daniel Harding | Posted June 2015

Looking to freshen up your interior and cut down on power consumption? Then look no ­further than Imtra’s newest LED.

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How to Care for Davits and Cranes

By Mike Smith | Posted June 2015

Tenders make boating all the more fun. But getting small boats in and out of the water can be a hassle if your davit doesn't work well. Find tips to help you maintain your davits...

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Know the Weather When You're Boating

By Lee Chesneau | Posted May 2015

While many boaters rely on a weather forecasts generated thousands of miles away, all the information you need to make good decisions may be right outside your window. Here's how...

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The Simple Truth About Marine Engine Maintenance

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted May 2015

Maintaining boat engines isn’t rocket science, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Let us show you how to do it the right way.

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Spring Cleaning for your Engine Room

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted May 2015

If you live in a northern climate you probably prepped your engines last fall so they would be ready to go, but there are other chores to consider around your engine room beyond...

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15 Essential Tools For Your Boat

By Capt. Steve Creel | Posted May 2015

With only so much space onboard, sometimes it’s hard to know which tools to bring, and which to leave behind. Let our expert help you out with that.

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How To Strip Your Bottom

By Mike Smith | Posted April 2015

All things come to an end, including bottom paint. Here’s how to cope with antifouling separation anxiety.

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Replacing Your Generator

By Daniel Harding | Posted April 2015

When it comes to buying a new generator, bigger is not always better.

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Fuel-Water Separators Demystified

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted April 2015

Your fuel-water separator may not be the most glamorous thing on your boat, but it could be one of the most important. Check out our guide to how to best take care of your system.

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How to Prepare for a Day on Your Boat

By George Sass Jr. | Posted April 2015

It turns out the Boy Scouts were right, preparation is key, particularly when you're boating. Here are some things you should be doing on dry land to maximize your time on the...

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