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Tip of the Month

How To Dock Shorthanded

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2012

A few generalized tips on docking your boat safely, whether you’re short-handed or single-handed.

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How To Run an Inlet

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2012

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...

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How To Bleed A Diesel Engine

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2012

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.

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How NOT To Leave The Dock

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2012

Before departing any dock any time there are a few things you ought to get into the habit of doing...

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How To Avoid A Hurricane

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2012

If caught in unavoidably bad weather, get creative.

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How To Anchor Like You Mean It

By George Sass Jr. | Posted November 2012

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.

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Getting a Serial or Model Number

By PMY Staff | Posted June 2012

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.

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Laundry Soap Battery Tote

By PMY Staff | Posted May 2012

How to make a battery carrier for your boat out of a laundry soap bucket.

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Filling Batteries With Liquor Bottles

By PMY Staff | Posted April 2012

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-...

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Handling heavy engine parts

By PMY Staff | Posted March 2012

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...

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Keeping your boat smelling fresh through the winter

By PMY Staff | Posted February 2012

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...

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Installing an impeller in a hard-to-reach place

By PMY Staff | Posted February 2012

A tip on installing an impeller in hard-to-reach places.

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Tip for boaters: Smart use of your smart phone

By | Posted December 2011

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...

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