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Maintenance

PMY Tries: Star Tron Enzyme Fuel Treatment

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted August 2007

Starbrite Star Tron Enzyme Fuel TreatmentMy trawler spends plenty of time sitting in a slip with her fuel tanks semifull and her powerplant twiddlin' its thumbs. To deal with the...

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Spares Solution

By Mike Smith | Posted July 2007

SeaKits' MMS keeps track of parts to save you the trouble.Think about how many individual parts make up your yacht: The engines are full of them, as are the genset, stabilizers,...

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Fending Off

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted July 2007

Craig Wallace DaleI probably don't have to tell you about the benefits of having strong, solid, reliable fenders; when correctly positioned, they provide a cushion between your...

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Learn Your Lines

By Mike Smith | Posted June 2007

Few things aboard your boat are as simple—or as important—as rope. Docklines and anchor rodes will give you years of service if you take care of them properly, but...

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Watch Your Winch

By Mike Smith | Posted May 2007

Heavy ground tackle makes for sound sleeping, but when it's time to weigh anchor, it can be a pain unless you have a windlass to do the heavy lifting. Fortunately for our lower...

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Water Worries

By Mike Smith | Posted April 2007

As more states mandate E10 ethanol-blended gasoline for off-road use, the problem of water accumulation in fuel tanks grows. And nothing can ruin your day faster than your engine...

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No Sweat

By Capt. Bill Pikephotos by Mika ... | Posted March 2007

Major-league names in new wood coatings.My friend Don dang near had a conniption fit a while back when I made my little announcement. In fact, his gesticulations caused the...

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Painting Underwater Metal

By Mike Smith | Posted March 2007

Painting your boat’s bottom is a straightforward job: You, or your boatyard, apply new paint over old. But what about the running gear: struts, shafts, trim tabs, and propellers?...

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A Fuel For You

There are plenty of reasons why the diesel engine is the best power choice for boats over 35 feet, and principal among them is its sterling reliability and reknowned durability....

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Springtime Without Tears

By Mike Smithillustrations b... | Posted March 2007

Launch day means spring has finally arrived. Soon you’ll be out on the water again, and all will be right with the world. That’s the plan, anyway. But first make sure the old...

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Does Your Boat Pass the Test?

By Mike SmithPhotos by Craig... | Posted March 2007

Does your boat have an NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association) certification plate near the helm or the “NMMA Certified” logo on the capacity plate? If it does, did you...

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Scientific Method

By Jeffrey Moserphotos by Mika ... | Posted March 2007

If you really want to know what's going on inside your engine, you need to know about oil analysis.In the surfeit of CSI programs so popular with TV viewers these days, one scene...

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