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Mike Smith

Repowering Your Boat

By | Posted April 2017 | Add a Comment

Repowering is not to be taken lightly, but with some expert help and good advice a fine old boat can run like new. Learn more here.

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How to Travel with Your Tender

By | Posted April 2017 | Add a Comment

Hoist it, flip it, or stow it. Dealing with your tender can be a pain in the transom, but you can improve things. Here's how.

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Know When to Repair, Rebuild, or Remanufacture Your Engines

By | Posted March 2017 | Add a Comment

If your inboard(s) should fail, you have a very important--and potentially costly--decision to make. We help you decide if you should repair, rebuild, or remanufacture them.

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How to install a joystick on your boat

By | Posted January 2017 | Add a Comment

Got serious docking angst? Need a cure for technology envy? Install a joystick, and get on with life. Here’s what you need to know.

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Very boaty New Year’s Resolutions

By | Posted December 2016 | Add a Comment

6 Resolutions for the New Year: PMY Edition. “Cut back on red meat.” “Actually, y’know, use your gym membership.” Let’s face it: Resolutions aren’t all that fun. In the interest of making them worthwhile, achievable, and—hell—actually fun, here’s 6 boat-related resolutions that will put a smile on your face.

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How to Decide if You Should Refurbish or Sell Your Boat

By | Posted October 2016 | Add a Comment

Trying to decide whether to sell your boat or upgrade it? Surely it's not an easy question--many factors come into play that can tilt the balance one way or the other. Solve the dilemma here.

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4 Easy Projects to Improve Your Boat

By | Posted September 2016 | Add a Comment

Use the off-season (or a few off weekends) to improve your boat. Here are four projects you can start right away.

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Replacing the Carpet on Your Boat

By | Posted July 2016 | Add a Comment

New carpeting may not be high on your priority list. But if you look at your boat’s interior it could really help it all together, and it may be a treat for your feet that won’t hurt your wallet if you follow this advice. See our expert tips here.

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How to Maintain the Gelcoat on Your Boat

By | Posted June 2016 | Add a Comment

Don’t live with dirty, stained gelcoat. Spruce it up easily by choosing the right cleaners and sealants.

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How to Maintain the Exhaust System on Your Boat

By | Posted May 2016 | Add a Comment

Inspecting your boat’s exhaust system now might save your engine later. Or your life.

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