Refit and Upgrade

How to Letter Your Transom

By | Posted November 2016

There’s something to be said for handpainted letters on the transom, as Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike recently discovered the best way. See if there’s a boatyard Van Gogh in...

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Seakeeper Gyro Stabilizer for Smaller Boats

By | Posted October 2016

Gyro stabilization can change the game for many boats, making them more pleasant and safer in rough conditions. Now Seakeeper brings that option to smaller boats with a smart...

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How to Decide if You Should Refurbish or Sell Your Boat

By | Posted October 2016

Trying to decide whether to sell your boat or upgrade it? Surely it's not an easy question--many factors come into play that can tilt the balance one way or the other. Solve the...

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The Benefits of a Bracket on Your Outboard-Powered Boat

By | Posted September 2016

There’s a reason plenty of new center consoles feature bracket-mounted outboards—the bracket changes the geometry of how outboards and hulls work together. And...

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4 Easy Projects to Improve Your Boat

By | Posted September 2016

Use the off-season (or a few off weekends) to improve your boat. Here are four projects you can start right away.

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How to Replace the Windows on Your Boat

By | Posted August 2016

Talking about windows on boats, there’s a lot to consider. Will the new ones hold up and be easy to maintain? Know the ins and outs of what’s available, and see why...

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Replacing the Carpet on Your Boat

By | Posted July 2016

New carpeting may not be high on your priority list. But if you look at your boat’s interior it could really help it all together, and it may be a treat for your feet that...

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How to Stretch Your Boatyard Budget

By | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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How to Best Display a Boat Name

By | 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 | 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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