How-to

  1. How-To / Seamanship

    Boating Tips: How to Make Your Boat Go Faster

    Lenny Rudow
    May 24, 2016

    Everyone likes zooming around on their boat, so why not make your own boat go a little bit faster? …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    How To Paint a Boat

    Doug Logan
    May 18, 2016

    Whether you're maintaining the topsides of a wooden classic or covering up old, faded gelcoat, the same prep and painting techniques apply. …Read More

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  4. How-To / Maintenance

    Boat Care and Maintenance: How to Keep Your Outboard Engine Looking Like New

    Lenny Rudow
    May 13, 2016

    Maintaining your outboard engine finish will not only keep it looking great, but will also increase your boat’s resale value. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Seamanship

    Boating Tips: Tips for Easier Docking

    Lenny Rudow
    Apr 26, 2016

    When you dock your boat, will you look like a pro? Watching this video first will help. …Read More

  8. How-To / Seamanship

    Choosing an Anchor Windlass

    Ed Sherman
    Apr 14, 2016

    A windlass installation isn't cheap or simple. But, done right, it adds value to your boat and does wonders for your lower back. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    Five Ways to Hold Down Boat Insurance Costs and Maximize Enjoyment of Your Boat

    John Burnham
    Mar 31, 2016

    The best way to keep boat insurance rates low is to minimize the chance of making a claim. And the more trouble-free your boating experience, the more fun will be had by all involved. …Read More

  10. How-To / Seamanship

    Boating Tips: Making Sharp Turns in a Powerboat

    Lenny Rudow
    Mar 29, 2016

    Maneuvering a powerboat isn't exactly complex, but there are a few boating tips you should know before hitting the water. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Maintenance

    Basic Boat Maintenance: How to Maintain a Boat

    Gary Reich
    Mar 25, 2016

    If you want to keep your boat looking like new, nothing is more important than keeping up with basic boat maintenance. Here's how to keep your gel coat, canvas, upholstery, and brightwork in tip-top shape. …Read More

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  14. 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

  15. 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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