Refit and Upgrade

Install a Freshwater Head

By | Posted April 2015

You may be surprised to learn what switching to a freshwater toilet can do for your boat—and your quality of life on board.

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Solar Power on Your Boat

By | Posted April 2015

Solar power has been around for a long time, but in recent years advancements have been made that make it more practical and efficient for use on your boat. Still skeptical? You...

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ESI Fuel-Polishing System

By | Posted March 2015

How do you guarantee squeaky-clean fuel? Try an ESI Total Fuel Management fuel-polishing system like the one we’re installing on Arawak, our 1996 Grand Banks project boat.

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Replacing the Air-Conditioning on your Boat

By | Posted February 2015

Power & Motoryacht and the MyBoatWorks team embark on replacing the air-conditioning units aboard our Grand Banks 42 project boat.

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Hull Vanes for Fuel Efficiency

By | Posted February 2015

Heesen Yachts uses one of a kind under-water “wing” to provide unparalleled efficiency.

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Essential Spare Parts to Keep On Your Boat

By | Posted October 2014

You may be tempted to keep all sorts of spare parts on your boat, but really, you’d just be adding clutter to your decks. We break down the essential spare parts you really...

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Finding Parts for a Boat Refit

By | Posted September 2014

Resources for hard-to-find boat parts  Not all refits go as smoothly as could be. If you are refitting your boat and have become stuck looking for that perfect part, we know...

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How to Replace a Windlass

By | Posted September 2014

If your windlass is looking a little worse for the wear, maybe it’s time to install a new one. Let us show you how.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Marine Stabilizers

By | Posted August 2014

There are so many types of marine stabilizers out there that it can make your head spin. How do they all work? And which system is the best for your boat? For the answers to these...

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How to Maintain a Watermaker

By | Posted July 2014

Having a good watermaker onboard will make cruising your boat a lot easier. However maintaining one is not as easy as some people think. Never fear. To learn the most helpful...

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Hinckley Talaria 44 Refit

By | Posted July 2014

Hinckley CEO Jim McManus was looking for a gently used, cruisable boat with a nice turn of speed. Lucky for him, he knew just where to start, and how to proceed. Here is the whole...

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Air Filter Silencer from Walker

By | Posted June 2014

Checking the Decibel Rating on an Air Filter Silencer from Walker We put an air filter silencer from Walker Engineering to a true test—installing her on a boat and measuring...

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How to Tweak Your Props to Make Your Boat More Efficient

By | Posted May 2014

Get Your Props Proper Though they sometimes go unheralded, your props can affect your boat’s performance as much as nearly anything else. Capt. Richard Thiel has expert...

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