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Maintenance

Install a Freshwater Head

By Mike Smith | 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 Mike Smith | 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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How to Recommission Your Boat in the Spring

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted March 2015

Our expert walks you through ten easy, but important, tips that will help you keep your boat running smoothly.

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ESI Fuel-Polishing System

By Capt. Bill Pike | 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 Daniel Harding | 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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Engine Room Safety

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted January 2015

There's plenty of stuff in your engine room that can hurt you if you're not careful. Know how to be safe in your machinery spaces and you'll improve your maintenance. See how here.

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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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The Importance of an Engine Log

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted December 2014

It may sound too simple, but keeping track of your engine’s performance with a pad and pen can teach you a lot about your powerplants, and help you identify problems before...

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A Boat Nut’s Christmas Reading List

By Mike Smith | Posted December 2014

Asking Santa for some reading material this year? Here are a few suggestions.

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Boatyard Dry-Storage Maintenance Tips

By Mike Smith | Posted October 2014

Nice and Easy on the Hard   Your shafts, rudders, struts, and zincs are important parts of your boat that too often can be overlooked. We’ll tell you how to take care...

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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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About Cutlass Bearings

By Mike Smith | Posted October 2014

How did “cutless” bearings—the brass and rubber sleeves that keep shafts spinning smoothly, once made by B. F. Goodrich—become “cutlass” bearings? After all, a cutlass is meant to...

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Bearings and Shafts on Your Boat

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted October 2014

We answer all your questions about bearings and shafts  Capt. Richard Thiel does a deep dive on your bearings and shafts, parts of your boat that are probably a lot more...

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