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Systems

How to Care for Davits and Cranes

By Mike Smith | Posted June 2015

Tenders make boating all the more fun. But getting small boats in and out of the water can be a hassle if your davit doesn't work well. Find tips to help you maintain your davits...

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Fuel-Water Separators Demystified

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted April 2015

Your fuel-water separator may not be the most glamorous thing on your boat, but it could be one of the most important. Check out our guide to how to best take care of your system.

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How to Prepare for a Day on Your Boat

By George Sass Jr. | Posted April 2015

It turns out the Boy Scouts were right, preparation is key, particularly when you're boating. Here are some things you should be doing on dry land to maximize your time on the...

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How to Pick the Right Battery for Your Boat

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted January 2015

The ABCs of Marine Batteries.  If you know the type of marine batteries you have on your boat, there's a good chance you won't need to do anything else to maintain...

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Essential Spare Parts to Keep On Your Boat

By Mike Smith | 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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How to Maintain the Bilge on Your Boat

By Mike Smith | Posted September 2014

There’s nothing glamorous about it, but maintaining a clean and well running bilge system is a good indicator that you’re a consummate boater. Here's everything you...

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Marine Stabilizers

By Kevin Koenig | 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 Mike Smith | 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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How to Prevent Boat Fires

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted July 2014

Capt. Richard Thiel looks at the effectiveness of onboard fire-suppression systems and also points out why you might not be as safe as you think.

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How to Troubleshoot Your Boat's Air-Conditioning System

By Mike Smith | Posted June 2014

Everything you need to know about fixing your air conditioner Now that summer’s just about here, it’s time to get serious about your onboard air-conditioning system....

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How to Maintain a Hydraulic Steering System

By Mike Smith | Posted May 2014

Few things are as important onboard your boat as your steering system, yet a surprising amount of boaters don’t know how to take proper care of it. We’ll show you...

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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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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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