How-to

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Budgeting for Boat Maintenance: How Hands On Will You Be?

    Doug Logan
    Sep 7, 2016

    Upkeep chores and materials will cost more or less depending on the type of boat you own, where you keep it and, of course, on your own patience, skills, and bankroll. …Read More

  2. How-To / Seamanship

    Boating Tips: How to Anchor Your Boat

    Lenny Rudow
    Aug 30, 2016

    Anchoring a boat is a simple process but if you miss any of these key factors, your boat won’t stay put. …Read More

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  4. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Boating Tips: Should You Get a Pontoon Boat, or a Tri-Toon?

    Lenny Rudow
    Aug 2, 2016

    If you’re in the market for a pontoon boat, you’ll have to decide whether to opt for two tubes or three. Here are the factors you need to consider. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Seamanship

    Boating Tips: The Difference Between Ventilation and Cavitation

    Lenny Rudow
    Jul 19, 2016

    These terms are often used interchangeably—and inaccurately—so let’s set the record straight. …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    Through-Hull Fittings: Metal, Marelon, Mounting, and Maintenance

    Ed Sherman
    Jul 7, 2016

    No matter what your through-hull fittings are made of, periodic lubrication and maintenance are key. …Read More

  9. How-To / Seamanship

    Boating Tips: Is a Boat Lift Right for You?

    Lenny Rudow
    Jul 5, 2016

    Keeping your boat on a lift is convenient and good for the boat, but there are a few down-sides. …Read More

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  11. How-To / Maintenance

    Tips on Hydraulic Steering for Outboards

    Ed Sherman
    Jun 22, 2016

    If you're upgrading your steering, here are some key points to remember about hydraulic system installation and maintenance. …Read More

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  13. How-To / Maintenance

    How to Flush an Outboard Motor

    Lenny Rudow
    Jun 16, 2016

    Giving your outboard motor a regular freshwater flush is one of your most important maintenance jobs. …Read More

  14. How-To / Maintenance

    Bottom Paint Basics

    Gary Reich
    Jun 14, 2016

    Knowing the different types of bottom paint and how they work makes choosing one easier. …Read More

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