How-to

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Maintaining Your Boat’s Diesel Engine

    Ed Sherman
    Sep 27, 2017

    Some parts of today’s marine diesels are complicated, but the basics of owner maintenance are pretty much the same as they’re always been. …Read More

  2. How-To / Seamanship

    Boating Tips: How to Use a Tiller Steer Outboard

    Lenny Rudow
    Sep 5, 2017

    Many small boats have tiller steer outboards instead of a steering wheel—this short video shows us the basics of how to use them. …Read More

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  6. How-To / Seamanship

    Boating Tips: Should You Have an Anchor Cam?

    Lenny Rudow
    Aug 8, 2017

    If you anchor often, this useful idea could help you run your boat more effectively. …Read More

  7. How-To / Maintenance

    Boating Tips: How to Plug Screw Holes Below the Waterline in a Boat

    Lenny Rudow
    Jul 18, 2017

    This method of plugging old screw holes is effective, and will save you from a trip to the repair shop. …Read More

  8. How-To / Seamanship

    How to Navigate a Boat

    Lenny Rudow
    Jul 11, 2017

    Whether you own a sailboat or a motorboat, a yacht or a dinghy, you need to know how to navigate it. …Read More

  9. How-To / Seamanship

    How-To Special: Basic Chartplotter Navigation

    Lenny Rudow
    Jun 29, 2017

    If you need a lesson on the basics of navigating with a modern chartplotter, this video will help. …Read More

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  11. How-To / Buying & Selling

    10 Boat Building Problems to Watch Out For

    Ed Sherman
    Jun 6, 2017

    Boat builders and aftermarket installers are usually careful and professional. But the devil’s in the details. Be alert to construction flaws like these. …Read More

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  13. How-To / Maintenance

    10 Tips to Keep Gel Coat Gleaming

    Lenny Rudow
    May 23, 2017

    We all want our boats to look as shiny as a mirror. Use these 10 maintenance tips, and your gel coat will gleam. …Read More

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