Maintenance

The Hard Core Facts

By | Posted August 2007

Craftsmen apply core-bonding putty to the inner surface of the laminate.It's probably just human nature. Whether the controversy is Ford versus Chevy, Yankees versus Red Sox, or...

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Spares Solution

By | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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Painting Underwater Metal

By | 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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Bird on a Wire

By | Posted March 2007

While isolation transformers tend to be terribly dull, they are valuable.Last summer I managed to cruise a snazzy, borrowed twin-screw flying-bridge boat from Maine to Connecticut...

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Scientific Method

By | 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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No Sweat

By | 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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A Fuel For You

By | Posted March 2007

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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Enclosures Exposed

By | Posted March 2007

A good enclosure is one that you don't even realize is there. A little more than a year ago, I attended a rendezvous put on by a well-known express-boat builder. It was a great...

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