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Refit and Upgrade

Flexible Solar Panels

By dharding | Posted February 2016

Solar panels—especially foldable ones—aren’t just for sailors anymore.

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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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Installing a Cabin Heater on Your Boat

By Mike Smith | Posted October 2015

When it comes to keeping your boat cozy, you can’t beat a cabin heater. But installing one isn’t as simple as you might think.

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Installing a Bow Thruster and Joystick

By dharding | Posted October 2015

A bow thruster and joystick install on our Grand Banks 42 project vessel shows how attainable this technology is for today’s boaters.

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Fiberglass Fabric Basics

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted October 2015

So you’ve got a quarter guard that got torn up by a piling? Or you need to plug a hole left by an extracted through-hull? Fiberglass fabric’s the answer.

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How to Care for Your Compass

By Mike Smith | Posted September 2015

Is Your Compass Deviant?  Sometimes your compass needs repair, or loses its heading. Check it now.

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How to Make a Boat Greener and Energy Efficient

By Ben Ellison | Posted August 2015

Gizmo is one of the highest-tech boats of her class to be certain, but can she be more than that? Could we get her to be ecologically sound too? Find out here.

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Upgrade Your Windshield-Wiper Motor

By dharding | Posted August 2015

Upgrade your windshield-wiper motor and add peace of mind to your next cruise.

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How to Enhance the Comfort on Your Boat

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted August 2015

Ask anyone who spends any amount of time on a boat, onboard comfort goes a long way. Find out how to make your boat even more appealing to passengers here.

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Inexpensive Noise Reduction on Your Boat

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted July 2015

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to lower the noise level on your boat.

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Sigma LEDs from Imtra

By dharding | 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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Replacing Your Generator

By dharding | Posted April 2015

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

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