Refit and Upgrade

The Lowdown on Lithium Batteries

By | Posted October 2012

Are lithium batteries worth the extra money? Lithium batteries are the latest thing, but what advantages do they really bring? Find out the pros and cons of upgrading your...

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Boat Conversion from a Fishing Vessel to a Yacht

By | Posted October 2012

Resident boat nut Capt. Bill Pike recounts one man’s quest to save a 56-year old herring drifter from the scrap heap.

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Refit Guide

By | Posted September 2012

Nothing says you’re a real boater like taking on a refit project on your boat. We offer some expert advice for considering, planning, and executing a smart refit. Here...

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Dreams and Deferrals

By | Posted September 2012

When it comes time to select a refit project for your boat, you can go in any number of directions. Make your short list: The projects that fit your boating style and budget will...

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Boat In A Box

By | Posted September 2012

Hinckley Yachts rescues a Savannah 54 from a forgotten factory floor. Remember when you were a kid and you saved your allowance until you could go to the local hobby shop?...

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Installing Synthetic Teak Decks

By | Posted September 2012

Install synthetic teak decks and skip the constant maintenance. Complete professional fabrication and installation runs anywhere from $65 to $95 per square foot. Mazel often...

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Making a Refit Manageable

By | Posted September 2012

Break down a project to manageable parts, and get some added tips from Capt. Bill Pike.

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Hands-On Stuffing Box Tips

By | Posted August 2012

Know how to keep your stuffing box happy? We have some DIY maintenance methods, including tips for both spud- and gland-type stuffing boxes, and some smart ways to head off...

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Joystick System Add-On for Twin Diesels

By | Posted August 2012

Give yourself a break without getting a new boat. The Xenta system can add joystick power to many twin diesel boats, providing close-quarters maneuvering on par with pod-powered...

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LED Light Installation

By | Posted July 2012

An experienced boater realizes the benefits of retrofitting his 27-year-old boat with LED lighting.

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A Guide To Proper Seawater Plumbing

By | Posted June 2012

Plumbing for seawater circuits is critical. Centrifugal air-conditioning pumps must be below the waterline to prime, and seawater hoses must rise continuously uphill from the...

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How To Add an Air Conditioner to Your Boat

By | Posted June 2012

How to Install an Air Conditioner on Your Boat Boatbuilders want simpler installations, so today many air-conditioning systems now contain all electronics within a single remote-...

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