PracticalBoater
June/July 2014



Thumbnail photo of boat deck fittingRemoving Stubborn Fitting

How to separate boat deck fittings that are bonded together with adhesive sealant.

 

Thumbnail photo of mounting radome over crew's headWhere To Mount A Radome For Best Performance

No matter how big, how powerful, or how expensive your radar is, its performance may be limited by the way you mount the antenna.

 

Thumbnail photo of installing Moeller filterInstalling A Remote Fuel Filter

Inconsistent fuel quality practically mandates this easy-to-install accessory by adding an extra layer of protection for your motor.

 

Thumbnail photo of an electric hatch lifterInstall An Electric Hatch Lifter

Having trouble lifting that boat hatch? An electric hatch lifter is an easy option to replace gas-assist rams.

 

Thumbnail photo of a planing hull boatStaying In Trim

Using the engine's tilt function to properly trim a planing-hull boat while underway increases stability, fuel efficiency, and safety.

 

Thumbnail photo of throwing a lineHow To Throw A Line ... Properly!

Here are some simple steps to follow for throwing a line and having it reach what you're aiming for.

 

Thumbnail photo of breaking wave swamping boatWave Wisdom

Some basic tactics when applied to your boat's design, and practiced with care can help you handle waves safely.

 

Thumbnail photo of solar panelsAsk The Experts: Barnacle Bills

How do you prevent barnacles from growing on the stainless shaft and bronze prop? Our technical experts answer your boating-related questions.

 

Thumbnail fishing cartoonAccidental Humor

Insurance claims are never funny, but on occasion, the department gets a call that's a little out of the ordinary.

 

 



 


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