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Mike Smith

Installing a Cabin Heater on Your Boat

By | Posted October 2015 | Add a Comment

When it comes to keeping your boat cozy, you can’t beat a cabin heater. But installing one isn’t as simple as you might think.

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Getting Comfortable with the Radar on Your Boat

By | Posted October 2015 | Add a Comment

Get comfortable with your radar, and it will help make you more comfortable at the helm in all conditions.

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How to Care for Your Compass

By | Posted September 2015 | Add a Comment

Is Your Compass Deviant?  Sometimes your compass needs repair, or loses its heading. Check it now.

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Piloting Your Boat by iPad

By | Posted September 2015 | Add a Comment

Do you really need more than a tablet and some apps to navigate?

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How to Clean Your Engine Room

By | Posted September 2015 | Add a Comment

It’s hot, cramped, and hard to reach, but your engine room still needs a good scrub now and then. Here’s how the pros do it.

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Boat Varnishing Tips

By | Posted August 2015 | Add a Comment

Want your varnish to shine like the July sun? Here are 10 tips to help you out.

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What’s in a Brush?

By | Posted July 2015 | Add a Comment

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.

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How to Maintain the Metal on Your Boat

By | Posted July 2015 | Add a Comment

The marine environment can be a tough place for metal. Rust and wear are pretty much par for the course. But there are ways to keep your onboard metal in good shape. Read about them here.

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How to Care for Davits and Cranes

By | Posted June 2015 | Add a Comment

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.

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How To Strip Your Bottom

By | Posted April 2015 | Add a Comment

All things come to an end, including bottom paint. Here’s how to cope with antifouling separation anxiety.

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