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Skills, Tips, Tools
An Unvarnished Truth
Practical Sailor tested marine varnishes in some of the harshest conditions: 24 months under intense Florida sun. Here are the products that worked the best.
Trailer Boat Toolkit
Having a few basic tools on the boat can salvage a day on the water. Start with our list of essentials.
What Your Oil Says About Your Boat's Health
Getting your engine, transmission, or lower unit oil tested can yield valuable information … if you know what to look for.
5 Ways To Prevent Line Chafe & Breakage On Your Boat
A failed line can cost you plenty if the boat breaks free. Here’s a handy graphical guide to common issues.
Drop Your Sail With Ease
Friction between the slugs on the luff of the sail and the mast sail track makes it hard to lower the mainsail. Here's a possible solution.
The Power Of Checklists
We’ve all been there. We leave the boat, then halfway home wonder if we remembered to close the seacocks or connect shore power or some other potentially worrisome chore. Our memories may be fallible — checklists are not.
Bimini tops can make a real difference in your boating comfort, protecting you from direct sun, wind, cold and rain. Depending on the type and construction, they can be easy to put up and take down for storage.