How-to

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Replacing an Enclosure: Five Design Tips

    Zuzana Prochazka
    Sep 15, 2015

    Whether replacing your boat’s enclosure or creating a new one, good design and knowing how to work with a canvas fabricator are both important. …Read More

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  3. How-To / Seamanship

    Lenny's Fishing Tips: Choosing Skirted Offshore Trolling Lures

    Lenny Rudow
    Sep 8, 2015

    Here's how to look for quality in an offshore skirted trolling lure the next time you walk into a tackle shop. …Read More

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  6. How-To / Seamanship

    Lenny's Boating Tips Video: Boat Hull Basics

    Lenny Rudow
    Sep 1, 2015

    If you're not sure of the difference between a deep-V and a tri-hull, this short video will explain the basics. …Read More

  7. How-To

    Should the AC Terminals on My Distribution Panel Be Covered?

    Ed Sherman
    Aug 21, 2015

    You never want to cross paths with a 120-volt AC current on a boat. That's why the ABYC wants to make it hard for you to do so. …Read More

  8. How-To / Seamanship

    Boat Towing Guide: How to Trailer a Boat

    Lenny Rudow
    Aug 18, 2015

    If you want to learn how to tow a boat you've come to the right place. With this guide, you can begin developing your trailering skills today. …Read More

  9. How-To

    Is My Fuse Panel Marine-Grade?

    Ed Sherman
    Aug 14, 2015

    Fuses with aluminum prongs don’t belong on boats. …Read More

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  11. How-To / Maintenance

    New Propane Locker Rules

    Ed Sherman
    Aug 7, 2015

    Side-loading propane lockers don't conform to the latest safety standards, even though their track record is good. …Read More

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  13. How-To / Seamanship

    Lithium Battery Conversion and Fire Safety

    Ed Sherman
    Jul 31, 2015

    Moving to lithium-based batteries will require a careful management system designed to prevent fires. …Read More

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