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Maintenance

How to Maintain a Watermaker

Having a good watermaker onboard will make cruising your boat a lot easier. However maintaining one is not as easy as some people think. Never fear. To learn the most helpful maintenance tips for keeping your watermaker running properly, read this.

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How to Prevent Boat Fires

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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Hinckley Talaria 44 Refit

Hinckley CEO Jim McManus was looking for a gently used, cruisable boat with a nice turn of speed. Lucky for him, he knew just where to start, and how to proceed. Here is the whole story.

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Air Filter Silencer from Walker

Checking the Decibel Rating on an Air Filter Silencer from Walker

We put an air filter silencer from Walker Engineering to a true test—installing her on a boat and measuring her decibels.

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How to Troubleshoot Your Boat's Air-Conditioning System

Everything you need to know about fixing your air conditioner

Now that summer’s just about here, it’s time to get serious about your onboard air-conditioning system. And we’ve got everything you need to know about how to stay cool when it gets hot.

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How to Maintain a Hydraulic Steering System

Few things are as important onboard your boat as your steering system, yet a surprising amount of boaters don’t know how to take proper care of it. We’ll show you 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

Get Your Props Proper

Though they sometimes go unheralded, your props can affect your boat’s performance as much as nearly anything else. Capt. Richard Thiel has expert advice on how to find your prop’s sweet spot—that is, where they will allow your engine to run at max rpm and no more. The results could make your boat that much more efficient.

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How to Strip the Finish on Your Boat

Secrets of a Stripper. 

Removing old finishes from your boat can be a real pain in the neck. But we’ve figured out the best, most hassle-free way to do it. Read here to find out our secret.

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