How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Make Your Old Outboard Engine New Again

    Charles Plueddeman
    Sep 25, 2015

    If your old Johnson, Evinrude, Mercury, Mariner, or Yamaha is giving you trouble, it might just need a little love. …Read More

  2. 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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  4. 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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    My Surveyor Has a Beef With My Battery Fuse

    Ed Sherman
    Jul 24, 2015

    Battery installations on European-built boats are sometimes alien to American surveyors—which often leads to a red flag in the survey. …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    GPS Antenna Placement Can Make a Critical Difference

    Ed Sherman
    Jul 17, 2015

    Deck-mounted antennas should be located away from flailing lines and elbows, but with a clear view of the sky. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    My Boat Trailer Bit Me

    Ed Sherman
    Jun 25, 2015

    Synthetic rope like Dyneema is expensive, but it's a good replacement for worn, barb-ridden wire rope on trailer winches. …Read More

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    Battery Cable Protection: Is This Overkill?

    Ed Sherman
    Jun 19, 2015

    The aim of the ABYC standard is to protect battery cable from chafe and possible short-circuit. …Read More

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