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How-to: Maintenance

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    The Outboard Expert: Ethanol Fuel and E15 Update

    Charles Plueddeman
    May 30, 2016

    With more E15 fuel likely to be on the market this season, boat owners need to be vigilant at the pumps. …Read More

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    Boat Care and Maintenance: How to Keep Your Outboard Engine Looking Like New

    Lenny Rudow
    May 13, 2016

    Maintaining your outboard engine finish will not only keep it looking great, but will also increase your boat’s resale value. …Read More

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    Five Ways to Hold Down Boat Insurance Costs and Maximize Enjoyment of Your Boat

    John Burnham
    Mar 31, 2016

    The best way to keep boat insurance rates low is to minimize the chance of making a claim. And the more trouble-free your boating experience, the more fun will be had by all involved. …Read More

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    Check Out these Stats—and a Few of Our Favorite Boat Maintenance Videos

    Kim Kavin
    Dec 15, 2015

    As the Boats.com YouTube channel surpasses six million video views, we look back at our 5 favorite boat-maintenance videos so far. …Read More

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    Project: Reality

    Lenny Rudow
    Dec 11, 2015

    Working on boats can seem like a surreal experience. Let’s bring it back to reality. …Read More

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    Boating Tips: Avoid this Outboard Winterizing Blunder

    Lenny Rudow
    Nov 24, 2015

    Listen in as Senior Editor Lenny Rudow explains what not to do, when you winterize your outboard. …Read More

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    Electrical Resistance on Boats: Keep That Voltage Drop in Check

    Ed Sherman
    Nov 13, 2015

    In most onboard electrical circuits, resistance is the enemy. Learn what causes it, how to measure for it, and how to minimize it. …Read More

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    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

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    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

  15. 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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