Maintenance

Outside-the-Box Outboards

By | Posted November 2012

Just when you think the latest gas-powered outboards have wrung every drop of power from a gallon of fuel, along comes a new way to tackle the problem. See two new developments...

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Diesel Engines and a Cleaner Environment

By | Posted October 2012

Power...

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Hands-On Stuffing Box Tips

By | Posted August 2012

Know how to keep your stuffing box happy? We have some DIY maintenance methods, including tips for both spud- and gland-type stuffing boxes, and some smart ways to head off...

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How to Troubleshoot Battery Problems

By | Posted July 2012

Quick troubleshooting when batteries go afoul. A step-by-step guide for the boat owner.

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A Guide To Proper Seawater Plumbing

By | Posted June 2012

Plumbing for seawater circuits is critical. Centrifugal air-conditioning pumps must be below the waterline to prime, and seawater hoses must rise continuously uphill from the...

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How To Add an Air Conditioner to Your Boat

By | Posted June 2012

How to Install an Air Conditioner on Your Boat Boatbuilders want simpler installations, so today many air-conditioning systems now contain all electronics within a single remote-...

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How To Install An Ice Maker On Your Boat

By | Posted June 2012

How to add a big-boat fishbox ice to a small sportfisher or any boat.

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Thruster Installation

By | Posted June 2012

Thruster Installation: A new thruster system offers an alternative to a conventional installation. How to install a thruster on your yacht.

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How to Maintain Your Boat's Cooling-System

By | Posted June 2012

As horsepower has increased over the years, so too has the importance and complexity of your engine’s cooling system. Here are some tips on maintaining your boat's...

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How to Install a Cockpit Refrigerator

By | Posted June 2012

Installing a Cockpit Drawer Refrigerator is Surprisingly Simple. Here's a step-by-step...

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Engine-Mount Maintenance

By | Posted June 2012

Properly maintained motor mounts result in more than just a vibration-free ride. Regardless of what fuel prices are doing (wise not to think about it too much), it’s best to...

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Getting a Serial or Model Number

By | 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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Ocean-Friendly Bottom Paint

By | Posted May 2012

High-tech paints now can protect both boat bottoms and the environment. Here's a few that do just that...  

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