How-to

  1. How-To / Seamanship

    Boating Tips: Docking with Optimus Joystick Control

    Lenny Rudow
    Mar 1, 2016

    Outboard powered boats can enjoy the easy docking of joystick control, too. Here's how you do it, with the Optimus system. …Read More

  2. How-To

    Marine-Grade Wiring: Give Your Boat the Good Stuff

    Ed Sherman
    Feb 25, 2016

    Avoid using SAE-grade automotive wire on your boat. Spring for marine-grade, which has more copper conductor and resists chafe and heat better. …Read More

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    Boating Tips: 3 Tips for Reading Radar

    Lenny Rudow
    Feb 16, 2016

    If your boat has radar but you're not 100-percent comfortable using it, this video can help. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Seamanship

    Boating Tips: 3 Tips for Handling Heavy Seas

    Lenny Rudow
    Feb 2, 2016

    When the waves get big and the seas get rough, these three boat handling tips will make the ride home better. …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    Check Out these Stats—and a Few of Our Favorite Boat Maintenance Videos

    Kim Kavin
    Dec 15, 2015

    As the Boats.com YouTube channel surpasses six million video views, we look back at our 5 favorite boat-maintenance videos so far. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    Project: Reality

    Lenny Rudow
    Dec 11, 2015

    Working on boats can seem like a surreal experience. Let’s bring it back to reality. …Read More

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    Boating Tips: Why Do Powercats Tend to Run Smoothly?

    Lenny Rudow
    Dec 8, 2015

    Join Sr. Editor Lenny Rudow for a look at power catamarans, and how they ride. …Read More

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  13. How-To / Maintenance

    Winter Storage Tips for Outboard Motors

    Charles Plueddeman
    Nov 26, 2015

    What seems like a good idea could be the ruination of your trusty outboard motor—avoid these common winter storage miscues. …Read More

  14. How-To / Maintenance

    Boating Tips: Avoid this Outboard Winterizing Blunder

    Lenny Rudow
    Nov 24, 2015

    Listen in as Senior Editor Lenny Rudow explains what not to do, when you winterize your outboard. …Read More

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