Refit and Upgrade

Repowering Your Boat

By | Posted April 2017

Repowering is not to be taken lightly, but with some expert help and good advice a fine old boat can run like new. Learn more here.

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How to Replace Bad Isolation Mounts

By | Posted April 2017

Feeling more vibration on board than you are used to? A prop issue? Well, unless you’ve hit something recently, or run the old girl aground, it’s possible you have bad isolation...

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Nautic Alert Nevata, The Intelligent Bilge Pump Controller

By | Posted April 2017

Could this be the bilge-pump system of the future? The standard bilge-pump system has stood the test of time, but the times they are a-changin’—and that doesn’t suck.

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Know When to Repair, Rebuild, or Remanufacture Your Engines

By | Posted March 2017

If your inboard(s) should fail, you have a very important--and potentially costly--decision to make. We help you decide if you should repair, rebuild, or remanufacture them.

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How to install a joystick on your boat

By | Posted January 2017

Got serious docking angst? Need a cure for technology envy? Install a joystick, and get on with life. Here’s what you need to know.

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Rim Drive Bow Thruster from Vetus

By | Posted January 2017

While bow thrusters have long changed the docking game, Vetus takes it one step further with a new, nearly silent Rim Drive thruster.

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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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