Vetus-Maxwell Tip of the Week

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The Importance of Book Keeping

Creating a library of owner’s manuals and other stuff has real, hands-on advantages.

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How To Resize a Hole in a Deck or Bulkhead

Need to turn a small circular hole in a bulkhead, deck or other surface into a larger one? Here's a tip.

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How To Keep Hull Marine Growth In Check

While not a replacement for bottom paint, Ultrasonic Antifouling systems can help keep your hull cleaner, extend paint life and improve fuel economy.

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The Plumber's Snake Trick

With a "marinized" magnetized plumber’s snake, you may be surprised at what treasures come up.

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DIYers: Behold the Japanese Saw

A Japanese saw may be the perfect tool for certain precision projects on board.

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How To Know When To Change Your Boat's Water Hoses

A failing potable-water hose can present a sticky situation. Here's the tell.

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Wiper Blades

The worst time to discover your windshield wipers are shot is when you really need ’em.

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How To Nix Those Pesky Drips

PEX tubing and SharkBite fittings can make leaking plumbing systems sound.

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How To Bust Rust On Stainless Steel

Believe it or not, getting rid of rust on stainless steel can be both an easy and satisfying task.

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Time For A Mid-Summer Tune-Up

Vibration, galvanic corrosion, calcium buildup—oh my! Why not take a few minutes this weekend and give your boat a once-over?

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How To Bond Starboard To Itself Or Other Surfaces

This straightforward little product seems to robustly bond Starboard without all the complicated prep.

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How To Remove Pencil-type Zinc Anodes

To heck with knives and forceps. There’s a much easier way to extract pencil-type anodes from tight spaces.

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How To Re-Bed Your Deck Hardware For the Long Haul

Time to re-bed...again? This time, make it last. Here's how.

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How To Keep A Seacock Working Freely

Next time you notice a bit of stiffness in a seacock’s valve, try this.

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How to Keep Your Fuel System Healthy

Avoid diesel fuel filtering system clog-ups with this handy tool.

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How to Drill Holes in Stainless Steel

Drilling stainless steel can be a hot mess. Here's a quick tip for keeping your cool.

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How To Make Incompatible Electrical Wire Size Compatible

Large 10- to 12-gauge butt connectors? Much finer wire? Try this trick and keep right on chuggin’.

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How To Fix a Common A/C Problem for Under $10

Sometimes, all your marine air conditioner needs is a couple of shots from a common dock hose.

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Why You Need an Exhaust Temperature Alarm

Installing an exhaust temperature sensor and alarm can save your bacon.

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How to Make Your Paint Last Longer

Two-part marine paints are finicky. Here’s how to handle them.

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How To Nix That Pesky Fiberglass Dust

Forget to wear a long-sleeved shirt when grinding fiberglass? Try this trick.

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How To Remove Rust From Tools

The fix for rusty wrenches may surprise you.

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The Ol' Wooden Plug Trick

Here’s another nifty usage for the tapered wooden plugs designed to prevent a sinking if a through-hull or other fitting fails.