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How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    How to Align Hose Clamps Properly

    Ed Sherman
    May 30, 2014

    Tighten them with their screws on opposite sides of the hose to make it harder for leaks to get by. …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    5 Steps to Easy Boat Maintenance

    Carol Cronin
    May 28, 2014

    Boats need constant attention. Here are five tips for easy boat maintenance that will keep yours in top condition. …Read More

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    Rusty Stanchion Fasteners? Not Good.

    Ed Sherman
    May 23, 2014

    Stainless steel fasteners threaded into embedded aluminum plates need to be carefully sealed to prevent crevice corrosion. …Read More

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    The 5 Commandments of Boatyard Customers

    Gary Reich
    May 14, 2014

    Following a handful of common-sense rules can help make your next boatyard work session a pleasant one. …Read More

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    How Come My Hose Clamp Is Rusty?

    Ed Sherman
    May 8, 2014

    Never use automotive-grade hoseclamps on a boat, and if your boat came with them, replace them with the good stuff. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    Spring Shake-Down Cruise: 10 Problems to Look For

    Lenny Rudow
    May 3, 2014

    Is your boat suffering from Abrupt Obesity or Navigational Nausea? Now’s the time to find out. …Read More

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    Why Is My Water Heater Giving Me Shocks?

    Ed Sherman
    May 1, 2014

    A broken heater element and a disconnected ground wire point the way to a dangerous situation. …Read More

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    Topside Maintenance: Paints, Polishes, and Wraps

    Rupert Holmes
    Apr 29, 2014

    A little topside maintenance (or rehabilitating what you already have) goes a long way toward making your pride and joy look great. …Read More

  14. How-To / Maintenance

    Is My Lightning Protection System Undersized?

    Ed Sherman
    Apr 25, 2014

    The ABYC calls for 4-AWG wire to provide a ground path in the event of a lightning strike. …Read More

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