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How to Rebuild a Fuel-Water Separator

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted April 2014

Your fuel-water separator is an integral part of your boat. But do you know how to fix it if it starts to leak? Capt. Bill Pike shows you the ins and outs of repairing a Parker...

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How to Keep Your Props Clean

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted March 2014

The very best way to coat a prop with anti-foulant. If you want to keep your boat running as well as possible, you need to keep your props clean. Of course the best way to do that...

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How to Make the Most of Your Swim Platform

By Mike Smith | Posted February 2014

Your swim platform can be one of the most fun areas on your entire boat. But there’s more than meets the eye when choosing the right one for you; not the least of which is picking...

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How to Finish Teak

By Mike Smith | Posted February 2014

No wood is more beautiful than well-maintained teak, whether it’s wearing many coats of expertly brushed varnish or a carefully applied surface of teak oil. Even bare teak...

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How to Maintain Your Stabilizers

By Mike Smith | Posted January 2014

Ever wonder what goes into keeping a stabilizer system up and running? Aside from the initial outlay of installation, the money spent to keep a system running smoothly can be...

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How to Upgrade Your Boat Like a Pro

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted December 2013

As vice president of sales and marketing for custom superyacht mainstay Trinity Yachts, Billy Smith knows a thing or two about building a better boat. Capt. Bill Pike did a deep...

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Maintaining Your Dometic Air Conditioner

By PMY Staff | Posted December 2013

Here’s some expert advice to keep your boat's air conditioner operating properly.

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Keeping Up a Lofrans’ Project 1500 Windlass

By PMY Staff | Posted December 2013

Here’s some expert advice to help you maintain your Lofrans’ Project 1500 Windlass.

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Caring for Sea Recovery AquaMatic Watermakers

By PMY Staff | Posted December 2013

Here’s some expert advice to help you maintain your Sea Recovery AquaMatic watermaker.

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Choosing the Right Cover for Your Boat

By Mike Smith | Posted December 2013

Boatyard: The Canvas Conversation Modern-day marine fabrics have come a long way from the crusty canvas your father covered up his boat with. Today your boat cover can be made...

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Get Your Boat Surveyed

By Mike Smith | Posted November 2013

A surveyor can uncover problems you don’t see before they turn serious. Should you have your boat surveyed every couple of years? Mike Smith investigates the value of having a...

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Joystick Control without the Pods

By Eric Colby | Posted October 2013

Many boat owners are looking for the simplicity and control of joystick maneuverability. But the pods or jet drives that were part of the deal may not always be welcome aboard....

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Expert Varnishing Tips

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted July 2013

A good varnish job is a beautiful thing to behold. But getting it just right is not for the faint of heart—the trick is in the details. Learn how the professionals do the...

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