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How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    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

  2. 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

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    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

  7. How-To / Maintenance

    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

  8. 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

  9. 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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  12. How-To / Maintenance

    Old Boats Never Die

    Carol Cronin
    Aug 14, 2014

    Here are three signs that it's time to get rid of that old boat. …Read More

  13. How-To / Maintenance

    Outboard Steering: Too Stiff?

    Ed Sherman
    Aug 1, 2014

    Your hydraulic steering may not be lubricated well, even though it looks clean. Disassembly required. …Read More

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