How-to

  1. 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

  2. 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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  6. How-To / Seamanship

    The Ultimate Docking Guide: How to Dock a Boat with Single or Twin Engines, Joysticks, and More

    Gary Reich
    May 9, 2017

    Docking a boat can be difficult and stressful. In this guide, we’ll give you plenty of tips, tricks, and tactics that will make the job easier. …Read More

  7. How-To / Maintenance

    Water Problems in Boat Fuel: Sponsored By Sea Tow

    Ed Sherman
    Apr 21, 2017

    Sooner or later, chances are that you’re going to have water in your fuel. Here are steps that will help prevent or at least delay the problem, and manage it when the time comes. …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    Spring Commissioning for Your Boat

    Gary Reich
    Apr 18, 2017

    Everything you need to know to get your boat ready for the spring season can be found right here. …Read More

  9. How-To / Seamanship

    Boating Tips: Make Your VHF Radio DSC Active

    Lenny Rudow
    Apr 18, 2017

    Having active DSC on your boat is one of the most important safety measures you can take. …Read More

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  11. 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

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  13. 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

  14. 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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