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Maintenance

What’s in a Brush?

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.

Anchoring Basics

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.

How to Care for Davits and Cranes

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.

Know the Weather When You're Boating

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.

Spring Cleaning for your Engine Room

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...

Solar Power on Your Boat

Solar power has been around for a long time, but in recent years advancements have been made that make it more practical and efficient for use on your boat. Still skeptical? You shouldn’t be. Read more here.

ESI Fuel-Polishing System

How do you guarantee squeaky-clean fuel? Try an ESI Total Fuel Management fuel-polishing system like the one we’re installing on Arawak, our 1996 Grand Banks project boat.

Engine Room Safety

There's plenty of stuff in your engine room that can hurt you if you're not careful. Know how to be safe in your machinery spaces and you'll improve your maintenance. See how here.

How to Pick the Right Battery for Your Boat

The ABCs of Marine Batteries. 

If you know the type of marine batteries you have on your boat, there's a good chance you won't need to do anything else to maintain them. But it's smart to read up and be sure. Check out our expert take on marine batteries here.

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