How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Boost Speed with Outboard Engine Height Adjustments

    Charles Plueddeman
    Dec 13, 2021

    Raising an outboard higher on the transom can reduce drag and raise top speed. …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    Shrink Wrapping a Boat

    Lenny Rudow
    Dec 13, 2021

    We spoke with the experts to learn the ins and outs of heat shrink wrap and the boat shrink wrap process. …Read More

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    How To Winterize a Boat

    Gary Reich
    Nov 16, 2021

    Prepping for hibernation can't be ignored—here's are all the details on winterizing your boat. …Read More

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    Survey A Boat Yourself: From Stem to Stern

    Chris Landry
    Jun 17, 2021

    A thorough dockside inspection and sea trial will set you on a course to find your ideal boat. …Read More

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    Teak Wood Care: Boat Maintenance Tips For Wood Decks And Trim

    Kim Kavin
    Jun 16, 2021

    From teak wood cabinet doors to teak railings, trim strips and moldings, our experts lay out the basics to provide the best care for your boat. …Read More

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    Choosing the Right Marine Diesel

    Ed Sherman
    May 14, 2021

    Whether you’re considering a new boat or planning to repower an old one, here are guidelines for thinking about which marine diesel engine is best for you. …Read More

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    10 Tips to Keep Gel Coat Gleaming

    Lenny Rudow
    May 11, 2021

    We all want our boats to look as shiny as a mirror. Use these 10 maintenance tips, and your gel coat will gleam. …Read More

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    How To Paint a Boat

    Doug Logan
    Apr 14, 2021

    Whether you're maintaining the topsides of a wooden classic or covering up old, faded gelcoat, the same prep and painting techniques apply. …Read More

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    Boat Buyers Beware: 10 Hidden Problems to Look For in Used Boats

    Lenny Rudow
    Mar 24, 2021

    If you’re looking for a used boat, you’ll want to go over it with a microscope and make absolutely, positively sure it doesn't have any of these 10 common problems - which commonly go unnoticed. …Read More

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    Boat Maintenance: How to Maintain a Boat

    Gary Reich
    Mar 2, 2021

    If you want to keep your boat looking like new, nothing is more important than keeping up with basic boat maintenance. Here's how to keep your gel coat, canvas, upholstery, and brightwork in tip-top shape. …Read More

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