Keep these practical nuggets in your mental toolbox
for when the do-it-yourself spirit takes hold.
Next time you notice a bit of stiffness in a seacock’s valve, try this.
Avoid diesel fuel filtering system clog-ups with this handy tool.
A refit is a smart time to check batteries, connectors and cables.
Drilling stainless steel can be a hot mess. Here's a quick tip for keeping your cool.
Company recently purchased a new trailer that can handle boats with a beam of up to 32 feet in the Chesapeake.
Large 10- to 12-gauge butt connectors? Much finer wire? Try this trick and keep right on chuggin’.
Sometimes, all your marine air conditioner needs is a couple of shots from a common dock hose.
Installing an exhaust temperature sensor and alarm can save your bacon.
Pin this "anytime" recipe in your galley for a marvelous shrimp dinner in less than 30 minutes.
We need Tool Amnesty Day for returning all the stuff we borrowed and then accidentally kept.
Two-part marine paints are finicky. Here’s how to handle them.
Forget to wear a long-sleeved shirt when grinding fiberglass? Try this trick.
The fix for rusty wrenches may surprise you.
A low-tech alternative to holding tanks and treatment, "composting" makes the best of a stinky situation.
Here’s another nifty usage for the tapered wooden plugs designed to prevent a sinking if a through-hull or other fitting fails.
Moisture is the enemy. Here’s how to keep it out—and what to do if it gets in.
Consider these simple solutions to keep swivels from compromising your ground tackle.
Here's what to do when your dinghy becomes the tow boat.
Choosing the right antifouling paint is a matter of knowing your boat, your habits and your waterways
An amazing development by Chemical Concepts, meet Chem-Set 6105.
A properly installed and maintained seacock can last a lifetime.
PEX tubing and SharkBite fittings can make leaking plumbing systems sound.