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Maintenance

The Truth About Shafts and Pods

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted January 2014

Since their invention, pod systems laid claim to the throne held by conventional shafts as the dominant form of marine propulsion. But that hasn’t necessarily happened. We...

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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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Marine Diesel Engine Advice from a Pro

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted January 2014

Ever wished you had a buddy who was a diesel mechanic so he could give you the real skinny on what’s going on with your engine? You’re in luck. Capt. Bill Pike has...

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Paravanes—The Stabilizer Option

By Mike Smith | Posted January 2014

Some folks distrust technology and want to stick with mechanical devices to stabilize their boats. Almost anyone can figure out paravanes, the cruising powerboat’s...

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How to Upgrade Your Boat Like a Pro

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted December 2013

As vice president of sales and marketing for custom superyacht mainstay Trinity Yachts, Billy Smith knows a thing or two about building a better boat. Capt. Bill Pike did a deep...

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Engine Maintenance Tips

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted December 2013

Capt. Richard Thiel knows oil analysis isn’t the sexiest topic in the world. But it is an important one if you plan on keeping your boat well maintained for years to come....

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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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Keeping Up a Lofrans’ Project 1500 Windlass

By PMY Staff | Posted December 2013

Here’s some expert advice to help you maintain your Lofrans’ Project 1500 Windlass.

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15+ Ways to Share the Gift of Boating

By PMY Staff | Posted December 2013

Boating’s easier than ever before—pass it on. The changes that have had an impact on the marine scene over the past decade are legion. And whether you zero in on joystick engine...

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Caring for Sea Recovery AquaMatic Watermakers

By PMY Staff | Posted December 2013

Here’s some expert advice to help you maintain your Sea Recovery AquaMatic watermaker.

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Choosing the Right Cover for Your Boat

By Mike Smith | Posted December 2013

Boatyard: The Canvas Conversation Modern-day marine fabrics have come a long way from the crusty canvas your father covered up his boat with. Today your boat cover can be made...

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When Anchoring Goes Wrong

By Eric Sanford | Posted December 2013

Finding a secluded cove and dropping the hook is hard to beat—and a key part of the experience for many boaters. Seasoned cruiser Eric Sanford had a great long weekend cruising...

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More Maintenance Tips and Tricks

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2013

Six New Boat-Care Tips. So you want your boating to be even better from now on? Read on, fellow boat nuts.

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