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How To Tighten Your Boat Alternator Belt
Here’s what to do and how to troubleshoot if you hear a squeal coming from your alternator belt.
How To Control Electrical Flow On Your Boat
Isolation transformers can prevent electric shock drowning, protect underwater metals on your boat, and avoid reverse polarity when plugging into shore power.
BoatUS Foundation Puts ‘Green’ Boat Cleaners To The Test
Many manufacturers claim their boat-care products are environmentally friendly. But how effective are they at getting your boat clean? The BoatUS Foundation finds out.
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.
Removable Trailer Lights
Dunking your trailer lights in the water can lead to corrosion and premature failure. Prolong their life by mounting them on a board that you can easily remove before backing down the ramp.
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.
Applying Bottom Paint
Preparation required for a successful bottom job begins as soon as the hull clears the water.
Tuning a Sailboat Rig
If your sailboat seems slower, follow our how-to on tuning your rig for optimal performance.