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Refit and Upgrade

Fiberglass Fabric Basics

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted October 2015

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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How to Care for Your Compass

By Mike Smith | Posted September 2015

Sometimes your compass needs repair, or loses its heading. Check it now.

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How to Make a Boat Greener and Energy Efficient

By Ben Ellison | Posted August 2015

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.

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Upgrade Your Windshield-Wiper Motor

By Daniel Harding | Posted August 2015

Upgrade your windshield-wiper motor and add peace of mind to your next cruise.

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How to Enhance the Comfort on Your Boat

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted August 2015

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.

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Inexpensive Noise Reduction on Your Boat

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted July 2015

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to lower the noise level on your boat.

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Sigma LEDs from Imtra

By Daniel Harding | Posted June 2015

Looking to freshen up your interior and cut down on power consumption? Then look no ­further than Imtra’s newest LED.

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How to Care for Davits and Cranes

By Mike Smith | Posted June 2015

Find tips to help you maintain your davits or crane here.

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Replacing Your Generator

By Daniel Harding | Posted April 2015

When it comes to buying a new generator, bigger is not always better.

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Install a Freshwater Head

By Mike Smith | Posted April 2015

You may be surprised to learn what switching to a freshwater toilet can do for your boat—and your quality of life on board.

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Solar Power on Your Boat

By Mike Smith | Posted April 2015

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...

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ESI Fuel-Polishing System

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted March 2015

How do you guarantee squeaky-clean fuel? Try an ESI Total Fuel Management fuel-polishing system.

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Replacing the Air-Conditioning on your Boat

By Daniel Harding | Posted February 2015

Power & Motoryacht and the MyBoatWorks team embark on replacing the air-conditioning units aboard our Grand Banks 42 project boat.

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Hull Vanes for Fuel Efficiency

By Daniel Harding | Posted February 2015

Heesen Yachts uses one of a kind under-water “wing” to provide unparalleled efficiency.

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Essential Spare Parts to Keep On Your Boat

By Mike Smith | Posted October 2014

You may be tempted to keep all sorts of spare parts on your boat, but really, you’d just be adding clutter to your decks. We break down the essential spare parts you really...

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Finding Parts for a Boat Refit

By Capt Bill Pike | Posted September 2014

Resources for hard-to-find boat parts

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How to Replace a Windlass

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted September 2014

If your windlass is looking a little worse for the wear, maybe it’s time to install a new one. Let us show you how.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Marine Stabilizers

By Kevin Koenig | Posted August 2014

There are so many types of marine stabilizers out there that it can make your head spin. How do they all work?

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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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Hinckley Talaria 44 Refit

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted July 2014

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.

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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 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 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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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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