How-to

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    10 Electrical Problems Every Boater Should Watch Out For

    Ed Sherman
    Apr 14, 2017

    An expert in marine electrical systems—and the boats they’re installed in—highlights issues that should be kept in mind by any boater who has electricity on board. …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    Getting Your PWC Ready For The Season

    Staff
    Apr 14, 2017

    Just like bigger boats, personal watercraft need a spring commissioning and a shake-down cruise. …Read More

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  4. How-To / Seamanship

    Boating Tips: 3 Tips for Captaining a Pontoon Boat

    Lenny Rudow
    Mar 14, 2017

    Are you going to swap out that V-hull for a pontoon boat? If so, you need to know these three tips. …Read More

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    Boating Tips: What to Look for in Hull to Deck Joints

    Lenny Rudow
    Feb 28, 2017

    The hull to deck joint is an important but often overlooked component of boat construction. …Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    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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  12. 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

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  14. 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

  15. 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

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