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Maintenance

Engine-Mount Maintenance

By Eric Colby | 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 PMY Staff | 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 Eric Colby | 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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Laundry Soap Battery Tote

By PMY Staff | Posted May 2012

How to make a battery carrier for your boat out of a laundry soap bucket.

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How to exercise an unused engine

By PMY Staff | Posted May 2012

Sometimes I don’t have the time to actually take my boat out for two or three weeks at a time, but I do have time to run her Cummins diesels now and again. How often, how...

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Eliminate Osmotic Blisters In Your Hull

By Kevin Koenig | Posted April 2012

Adore A Vacuum? Don’t Laugh. This One From Hotvac Is Designed To Eliminate Those Ugly Osmotic Blisters In Your Hull. Hull blistering is a fairly common sight in boatyards...

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Recreating A Boat's Helm

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted April 2012

Tired of those old electronics? Why not give your boat a whole new helm? Here’s how one boater recreated his boat's helm. With mounting frustration, Pasquale Didonato...

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What You Need To Know About Propeller Options

By Eric Colby | Posted April 2012

The right set of propellers can smooth the ride and increase efficiency. Cruising in your boat is a pleasant experience. If you could make it more enjoyable while spending less...

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Filling Batteries With Liquor Bottles

By PMY Staff | Posted April 2012

Garmin’s Tip of the Month, April 2012 Refilling my batteries tends to be a tough job because they are hard to get at. What I use to make the job easier is an empty 1.75-...

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How do I check for engines damaged by forgetting to open seacocks?

By PMY Staff | Posted April 2012

I left my marina with my seacocks closed. How do I know if I’ve damaged a head gasket or something else?

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How to take care of your boat's battery

By Eric Colby | Posted March 2012

Here’s how to make sure your batteries don’t go slip slidin’ away...

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Handling heavy engine parts

By PMY Staff | Posted March 2012

When replacing heavy engine parts such as manifolds, thread two bolts with the heads cut off into the outside bolt holes to line up the gasket and manifold with the exhaust ports...

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What you need to know about fuel-polishing systems for your boat

By Eric Colby | Posted February 2012

A fuel-polishing system heads off clogs before they slow you down...

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