Refit and Upgrade

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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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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Flexible Solar Panels

By Daniel Harding | 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 Daniel Harding | 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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