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Diesel Engine Myths

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted August 2014

When it comes to your boat’s engines don’t believe everything you hear.

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How to Maintain a Watermaker

By Mike Smith | Posted July 2014

Having a good watermaker onboard will make cruising your boat a lot easier.

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How to Prevent Boat Fires

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted July 2014

Capt. Richard Thiel looks at the effectiveness of onboard fire-suppression systems and also points out why you might not be as safe as you think.

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Air Filter Silencer from Walker

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted June 2014

Checking the Decibel Rating on an Air Filter Silencer from Walker

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How to Troubleshoot Your Boat's Air-Conditioning System

By Mike Smith | Posted June 2014

Everything you need to know about fixing your air conditioner

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How to Maintain a Hydraulic Steering System

By Mike Smith | Posted May 2014

Everything you need to know to keep your hydraulic steering system in tip-top condition.

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How to Tweak Your Props to Make Your Boat More Efficient

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted May 2014

Though they sometimes go unheralded, your props can affect your boat’s performance as much as nearly anything else.

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How to Strip the Finish on Your Boat

By Mike Smith | Posted April 2014

How to make stripping old finishes easy

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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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