How-to

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Inboard Engine Cooling Systems

    Ed Sherman
    Feb 21, 2017

    Modern cooling systems with heat-exchangers work with advanced coolants, but still need old-fashioned maintenance to stay efficient. …Read More

  2. How-To / Seamanship

    Boating Tips: Choosing the Best Marine Binoculars

    Lenny Rudow
    Feb 14, 2017

    If you’re looking for a new pair of marine binoculars, either image stabilized or old-tech, these tips will help you make the right choice. …Read More

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    Backyard Fiberglass Repair: Laminating Plywood to Fiberglass

    Lenny Rudow
    Feb 9, 2017

    If you need a quick and dirty but structurally sound way to fix a fiberglass boat part, backyard lamination will do the trick. Here’s how it works. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Maintenance

    Diesel Engine Smoke: Blue, Black, or White?

    Ed Sherman
    Feb 7, 2017

    Any excess smoke from a modern marine diesel is a sign of a problem, and the color of the smoke helps indicate the nature of the problem. …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    Top 7 Winter Boat Projects

    Lenny Rudow
    Dec 26, 2016

    Get a jump on the spring boating season by tackling these projects. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    Fogging and Winterizing an EFI Single Throttle-body Four-Stroke Outboard Engine

    Lenny Rudow
    Dec 20, 2016

    If you have an EFI single throttle-body four-stroke outboard like the Yamaha in-line-four F175, the fogging and winterizing process is a bit different. Tune in, to learn how it goes. …Read More

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    Shrink Wrapping a Boat

    Lenny Rudow
    Dec 13, 2016

    We spoke with the experts to learn the ins and outs of heat shrink wrap and the boat shrink wrap process. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Seamanship

    Boating Tips: Three Tips for Steering a New Boat

    Lenny Rudow
    Dec 6, 2016

    If you’re new to boating, watch this video to pick up a few quick and easy tips that will help you steer safely. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Maintenance

    Marine Diesel Engine Choices

    Ed Sherman
    Dec 2, 2016

    Whether you’re considering a new boat or planning to repower an old one, here are guidelines for thinking about which marine diesel engine is best for you. …Read More

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