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How to Rebuild a Fuel-Water Separator

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted April 2014

The right way to repair a leaky fuel-water separator.

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How to Evaluate an Engine

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted April 2014

This might be the most important thing you do before purchasing a boat

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How to Keep Your Props Clean

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted March 2014

The very best way to coat a prop with anti-foulant.

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Marine Fuel Additives

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted March 2014

Does your fuel really need those additives?

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How to Make the Most of Your Swim Platform

By Mike Smith | Posted February 2014

How to choose the right swim platform.

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How to Finish Teak

By Mike Smith | Posted February 2014

No matter how you treat your teak, it demands your attention or its appearance will soon go downhill.

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The New Caterpillar C8.7

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted January 2014

A Caterpillar Metamorphosis

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The Truth About Shafts and Pods

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted January 2014

Everything there is to know about the pods versus shafts debate.

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How to Maintain Your Stabilizers

By Mike Smith | Posted January 2014

Inside tricks from the pros on maintaining your boat's stabilizer system.

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Marine Diesel Engine Advice from a Pro

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted January 2014

We’ve got some real talk from a diesel mechanic.

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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.

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How to Upgrade Your Boat Like a Pro

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted December 2013

Don’t make a single upgrade to your boat until you read this.

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Engine Maintenance Tips

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted December 2013

Engine tips that will save you loot.

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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.

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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

Inside tips on choosing the right cover for your boat

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When Anchoring Goes Wrong

By Eric Sanford | Posted December 2013

Setting the hook, do you ever ask yourself if you feel lucky?

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More Maintenance Tips and Tricks

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2013

Six New Boat-Care Tips.

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Are Synthetic Engine Oils Right for Your Boat?

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted November 2013

Capt. Richard Thiel investigates whether the high-tech, synthetic engine oils are all they’re cracked up to be—particularly for marine engines.

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Get Your Boat Surveyed

By Mike Smith | Posted November 2013

Mike Smith investigates the value of having a survey done on a boat you already own.

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How to Understand Your Boatyard Bill

By Mike Smith | Posted October 2013

We know the first glance at your boatyard bill is a blur as your eyes go right to the bottom line. But after your brain’s built-in calculator begins to whir, you know there...

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Joystick Control without the Pods

By Eric Colby | Posted October 2013

Learn more about new options that make slow-speed maneuvering easier here.

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Control Sound and Vibration on your Boat

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted October 2013

A quiet boat stops noise in the engine room—before it gets to you and your crew.

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How to Keep Your Boat Interior Smelling Fresh

By Eric Colby | Posted September 2013

Your ventilation, heating, and cooling system can do so much more for you and your boat, if you set it up right. Learn how to keep things smelling good here.

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