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Outside-the-Box Outboards

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted November 2012

Just when you think the latest gas-powered outboards have wrung every drop of power from a gallon of fuel, along comes a new way to tackle the problem.

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Diesel Engines and a Cleaner Environment

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted October 2012

The newest technology in diesel engines makes for better boating and a cleaner environment.

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Hands-On Stuffing Box Tips

By Capt. Vincent D... | Posted August 2012

See an expert take on stuffing box care here.

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How to Troubleshoot Battery Problems

By Capt. Vincent D... | Posted July 2012

Quick troubleshooting when batteries go afoul. A step-by-step guide.

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A Guide To Proper Seawater Plumbing

By Vince Daniello | Posted June 2012

Plumbing for seawater circuits is critical.

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How To Add an Air Conditioner to Your Boat

By Capt. Vincent D... | Posted June 2012

Turn an open-air helm into an air-conditioned saloon.

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How To Install An Ice Maker On Your Boat

By Capt. Vincent D... | Posted June 2012

How to add a big-boat fishbox ice to a small sportfisher.

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Thruster Installation

By Eric Colby | Posted June 2012

A new thruster system offers an alternative to a conventional installation.

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How to Maintain Your Boat's Cooling-System

By Capt. Vincent D... | Posted June 2012

As horsepower has increased over the years, so too has the importance and complexity of your engine’s cooling system.

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How to Install a Cockpit Refrigerator

By Capt. Vincent D... | Posted June 2012

Installing a Cockpit Drawer Refrigerator is Surprisingly Simple. Here's a step-by-step...

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Engine-Mount Maintenance

By Eric Colby | Posted June 2012

Properly maintained motor mounts result in more than just a vibration-free ride.

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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

New technologies protect your hull and the environment.

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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

Caring for engines after a not-too-long hiatus.

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Eliminate Osmotic Blisters In Your Hull

By Kevin Koenig | Posted April 2012

This Vacuum Is Designed To Eliminate Those Ugly Osmotic Blisters In Your Hull.

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Recreating A Boat's Helm

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted April 2012

Don’t Like Your Helm? Here’s How One Boater Recreated His.

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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.

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Filling Batteries With Liquor Bottles

By PMY Staff | Posted April 2012

Refilling my batteries tends to be a tough job because they are hard to get at

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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...

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How to take care of your boat's battery

By Eric Colby | Posted March 2012

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

It also makes manhandling heavy parts a one-person job.

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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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Keeping your boat smelling fresh through the winter

By PMY Staff | Posted February 2012

Garmin’s Tip of the Month, Feb 2012: Add about one pound of baking soda to each and place them around the inside of your boat for the winter...

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Installing an impeller in a hard-to-reach place

By PMY Staff | Posted February 2012

A tip on installing an impeller in hard-to-reach places.

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Interceptors

By Eric Colby | Posted February 2012

Interceptors can sharpen up a boat’s performance and efficiency. For decades trim tabs have been the popular way to adjust a boat’s running angle. They work well on...

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