A bow thruster and joystick install on our Grand Banks 42 project vessel shows how attainable this technology is for today’s boaters.
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This is the easiest, most common splice. Typically, it’s used to put an eye in the end of a mooring line or anchor rode.
So you’ve got a quarter guard that got torn up by a piling? Or you need to plug a hole left by an extracted through-hull? Fiberglass fabric’s the answer.
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Sometimes your compass needs repair, or loses its heading. Check it now.
It’s hot, cramped, and hard to reach, but your engine room still needs a good scrub now and then. Here’s how the pros do it.
Easy cleanup and lightning-fast dry times are just a couple reasons why Pettit’s Neptune 5 might be the next bottom paint for your boat.
Gizmo is one of the highest-tech boats of her class to be certain, but can she be more than that? Could we get her to be ecologically sound too? Find out here.
Want your varnish to shine like the July sun? Here are 10 tips to help you out.
Upgrade your windshield-wiper motor and add peace of mind to your next cruise.
Ask anyone who spends any amount of time on a boat, onboard comfort goes a long way. Find out how to make your boat even more appealing to passengers here.
Like all of your onboard equipment, your windlass requires regular maintenance in order to live a long life.
How closely should your oil match your engine?
You’d have to look pretty hard to find a nicer varnish brush than those sold by Epifanes, a Dutch company founded in Aalsmeer in 1902.
The marine environment can be a tough place for metal. Rust and wear are pretty much par for the course. But there are ways to keep your onboard metal in good shape. Read about them here.
Air is just as crucial to proper engine performance as fuel.
Anchoring may seem like a very basic thing, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to get better at it. Fine-tune your anchoring skills here.
Looking to freshen up your interior and cut down on power consumption? Then look no further than Imtra’s newest LED.
Tenders make boating all the more fun. But getting small boats in and out of the water can be a hassle if your davit doesn't work well. Find tips to help you maintain your davits or crane here.
While many boaters rely on a weather forecasts generated thousands of miles away, all the information you need to make good decisions may be right outside your window. Here's how to make the most of it.
Maintaining boat engines isn’t rocket science, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Let us show you how to do it the right way.
If you live in a northern climate you probably prepped your engines last fall so they would be ready to go, but there are other chores to consider around your engine room beyond those required just to get your boat ready to go in the water. Let me suggest a few that perhaps you hadn’t thought of...
With only so much space onboard, sometimes it’s hard to know which tools to bring, and which to leave behind. Let our expert help you out with that.
All things come to an end, including bottom paint. Here’s how to cope with antifouling separation anxiety.
When it comes to buying a new generator, bigger is not always better.
Your fuel-water separator may not be the most glamorous thing on your boat, but it could be one of the most important. Check out our guide to how to best take care of your system.
It turns out the Boy Scouts were right, preparation is key, particularly when you're boating. Here are some things you should be doing on dry land to maximize your time on the water.