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A few generalized tips on docking your boat safely, whether you’re short-handed or single-handed.
Power is the biggie when running an inlet—precisely controlled power. The trick is to precisely fit speed and steering to the constantly changing conditions once inside the...
If you allow air to enter the supply line of an engine it will promptly airlock the engine and summarily shut it down. Here are the steps to get things going again.
Before departing any dock any time there are a few things you ought to get into the habit of doing...
If caught in unavoidably bad weather, get creative.
No matter how well designed an anchoring system is, if the basics are ignored, it won’t do you any good. Here are a few tips to help make your anchor stick.
When you need a serial or model number from the back of a fixed-mount electronic unit and you can’t see behind it, use your mobile phone to take a picture.
How to make a battery carrier for your boat out of a laundry soap bucket.
Garmin’s Tip of the Month, April 2012
Refilling my batteries tends to be a tough job because they are hard to get at. What I use to make the job easier is an empty 1.75-...
When replacing heavy engine parts such as manifolds, thread two bolts with the heads cut off into the outside bolt holes to line up the gasket and manifold with the exhaust ports...
Garmin’s Tip of the Month, Feb 2012
When winterizing your freshwater system, save the antifreeze jugs, cut off the top half and dry them out. Add about one pound of baking...
A tip on installing an impeller in hard-to-reach places.
Carry frequently used maintenance part numbers, to-do lists, and shopping lists with you on your smartphone. Use any number of available free apps (try TurboList for the Droid and...
This Down East-inspired cruiser has some secrets below the waterline that dial up her effiency. Check out the Defiance 46 by Shannon Yachts and prepared to be surprised. Read our full test of her here. ➤
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