How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    3 Tips for Winter Boat Storage

    Carol Cronin
    Oct 15, 2014

    Nobody likes to think about winter, but you and your boat will be happier if you keep these tips in mind. …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    Is a DIN Rail System OK for Mounting Wires on a Boat?

    Ed Sherman
    Oct 10, 2014

    Some compression-type mounting systems are compliant with ABYC standards and some aren't. It's easy to check. …Read More

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  4. How-To / Maintenance

    How to Cover Your Boat

    David Brown
    Oct 8, 2014

    Here are some boat covering techniques that really work. …Read More

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    Is the Plumbing and Wiring on my Boat Going to Stay Put?

    Ed Sherman
    Oct 3, 2014

    Weld Mount supports do a good job of securing wiring on the hull structure, and are a better option than drilling into a cored laminate. …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    Stand Up Season: Paddling into the Fall

    Carol Cronin
    Oct 2, 2014

    Summer may be over, but stand up paddling keeps you on the water. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    Is the Hull on my Fiberglass Boat Too Thin?

    Ed Sherman
    Sep 26, 2014

    Don't let a little daylight shining through the hull fool you -- boats are built mighty tough. …Read More

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    Shiny Gelcoat: More Than Just Good Looks

    Carol Cronin
    Sep 18, 2014

    Gleaming topsides keep your boat looking new, but they also make her last longer. …Read More

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  13. How-To / Maintenance

    Is Metal or Nylon Preferred For Wire Support?

    Ed Sherman
    Aug 30, 2014

    Nylon tie-wraps become brittle when subjected to the heat of engine spaces. Chafe-protected metal clamps are the way to go. …Read More

  14. How-To / Maintenance

    Are Gate Valves OK for Seacocks?

    Ed Sherman
    Aug 23, 2014

    Gate valves can't provide a quick visual reference on whether a through-hull is open or shut. And the handles tend to rust. …Read More

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