PracticalBoater
December 2013

 

Thumbnail photo of a boat with a holiday light displayDesigning A Holiday Lights Display For Your Boat

Deciding what decorations to use, how to safely power them, and how to attach them securely to your boat.

 



Thumbnail photo of a boat on fireSeaworthy: 5 Ways To Avoid The Boat Insurance Blues

If you haven't taken a close look at your marine insurance policy, you could end up blindsided by clauses that exclude coverage for certain types of damage.

 


Thumbnail illustration docking turning wheel to port4 Steps For Coming Alongside A Dock

Coming into the dock too fast or too slow you can lose control. Here's how to dock an outboard or sterndrive-powered boat with finesse.

 



Thumbnail photo of a digital multimeterFive Ways To Use A Digital Multimeter

To understand what's happening inside your boat's electrical systems, the single best tool is the digital multimeter, sometimes called a DVOM (digital volt-ohm meter).

 



Thumbnail photo of a blue led-lit boatLet There Be LEDs

Retrofitting your boat with LED lights will cut the amount of energy used to light your boat by 90 percent.

 




Thumbnail photo of a Lund powerboat on a trailer.jpgAsk The Experts: Salty Or Sweet?

Can I put an aluminum boat such as a Lund in saltwater? Our boating experts answer this and other technical or maintenance-related questions.