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Laying up
Nov 2009 p92-95  (4.00 pages)
Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Description: End of season step-by-step guide
Preparing your yacht for winter ashore is never the most exciting part of the season but, if it's not done properly, it could cost you time and money next year, and delay the start to your season. Get it right first time with YM's top 20 tips
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Pre-season checks
May 2009 p55  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair
Description: Ask the Experts: OPre-season on and out of the water checks
Whether you have wintered afloat or ashore, there are a number of things you should do before you embark on that first outing this season. Here is our step by step guide to checks.
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Winter in warm airs
May 2008 p108-109  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Eilert Eilertson
Description: Boatmaster: Kit
Winter is a time for repairs and preparing for next season's cruising - even when you're based in Turkey
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It's behind you! - Servicing your trailer
May 2010 p63-65  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair / Trailer boating / Trailer boats
Author: Peter Caplen
Description: Trailboat & RIB: Step-by-step guide to servicing your trailer
It's not panto season but it is time to think about servicing your trailer before you hit the road this summer. Regular trailer maintenance is essential.
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Warp factors - Preparing your ropes for a new season
Apr 2004 p98-99  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair / Seamanship & safety
Author: Mark Turley
Description: Improve Your Skills: Preparing your ropes for a new season
Are your mooring lines a bit ropey in more ways than one? Are they suitable for your boat? Would eye-splices help you deploy them? Now's the time to sort them out. (Including, how to make an eye splice in 10 easy steps.)
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Drying out without tears
Jun 1992 p60  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Tom Cunliffe
Description: Practically speaking
Tom provides a step-by-step guide to drying out safely for a mid-season scrub. Save your self money by using the tide, nominal fee for the use of certain scrubbing grids, rather than paying out for the bottom of your boat to be revealed.
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Take a shine to it
Mar 2014 p64-68  (5.00 pages)
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Category: Gear & equipment / Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Jake Kavanagh
Description: Improve your skills: Step-by-step guide to varnishing
Winter is a good time to take wooden items off your boat for varnishing and retouching. MBM picks up brightwork tips from Italian boatbuilder Riva.
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20 tips to laying up
Nov 2000 p34  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Peter Nielsen
Description: Laying up - important top tips
Is it time for laying up already? Unless your boat is being kept in commission over winter - and recent ones have been so mild there's a good case for doing so. We also look at fighting the damp.
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No time like the present - Winter maintenance
Feb 2003 p24-27  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Peter Caplen
Description: Practical: Winter maintenance work: repairing leaks, identifying causes of overheating and servicing heating and water systems, damaged gel coat, dirty fabrics, leaking windows
Don't neglect your boat during the winter. Sort out those niggling problems you put to one side last season, and make sure you are ready for the new one! Here are some ideas for projects to keep you busy.
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Extending your season
Sep 2006 p106-112  (6.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Andrew Roberts
Description: Practical Cruising part 1
Extending your sailing season into autumn (keywords: Planning, equipment, weather)
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Winter warmers
Jan 2006 p32-33  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Colin Jones
Description: Liveaboards Diary
During the winter season get out laptop, charts and books to improve your knowledge and plan for next season
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Fresh start: Part. 1
May 2002 p43-45  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Carl Richardson
Description: Boatcraft - Recommissioning. Domestic water system, bilge pumps, toilets & holding tank, fuel tanks, lines & filters, sternglands & seacocks, outdrive oil, sacrificial anodes, antifouling, batteries, electrical fittings, gas system, safety equipment, BSS
certificates. You might be raring to go for a new season, but is your boat? In the first of two features at recommissioning time, Carl Richardson offers some top tips for reversing the ravages of winter.
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Sterngear, preparing for the season
May 1999 p108
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Category: Seamanship & safety / Practical, maintenance & repair
Description: Practical
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Antifouling step by step
Apr 2009 p70-74  (5.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Will Sayer/Ben Meakins
Description: Practical
Step-by-step guide to applying antifoul; Staying safe tips
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Laying up for winter
Nov 2000 p96-98  (2.50 pages)
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Category: Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair
Description: Practical, laying up - Part. 1
What to do while still afloat and some ashore. Next month looks at laying-up jobs that can be done only when ashore.
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Laying up? a big-block outboard
Dec 2005 p54-55  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair / Engines
Author: Jake Kavanagh
Description:
Winter Boat Care Special: Step-by-step guide on winterising your outboard
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Antifouling
Apr 2011 p68-73  (6.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Ben Meakins
Description: Antifouling essentials
As the sailing season approaches, boats begin to start going back into the water. Here's PBO's guide to preparing for, choosing and using antifouling paints. Preparing to paint and putting on the paint.
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Winter lay-up - afloat or ashore
Nov 1993 p26  (5.50 pages)
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Category: Gear & equipment
Author: Peter Nielsen
Description: Laying-up - why & how. What happens if you don't prepare your boat for winter? Peter outlines some of the risks.
Why lay-up afloat? Why lay-up ashore? On balance: what happens if I don't clean out the coolbox? Why should I winterise the sea toilet? How should the water system be laid up? Why should seacocks be serviced at the end of the season?..
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20 tips for laying up ashore
Nov 2004 p22-24  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: David Pugh
Description: Laying up and hull-care special
Laying up & hull-care special: 20 tips for laying up ashore and 10 tips for staying afloat. From fuel, impeller, engine, heads and electronics.
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11 pre-season engine checks
Apr 2003 p100-102
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Category: Engines / Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: David Harding/Pat Manley
Description: Special Feature
Ready for spring: Engine checks. One you have de-winterised the engine, what else should you check to give yourself the best chance of a trouble-free season? Pat looks over a 22-year-old Mercedes OM636.
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A fitting start of the season
Apr 2003 p42-43
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Mike Kopman
Description:
Fitting out: An A-Z of fitting out - 24-point pre-launch checklist
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Laying up for winter
Dec 2000 p96-99  (3.50 pages)
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Category: Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair
Description: Practical, laying up - Part. 2
Jobs to do ashore - Outdrives, propeller shafts, propellers, sacrificial anodes, seacocks, transducers and tabs, gelcoat repairs, polishing the hull and epoxy coatings.
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What antifoul are you using this season?
Aug 2010 p93  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Kieron White, Mike Rothery and John Wolf
Description: Our Boats: Discussion point
Three owners share their hints and tips on antifouling solutions for this season
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Pre-season checklist
Apr 2001 p42-43  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair
Description: Hands On - Checking your boat
Pre-season checklist including engines, electrics & electronics, water systems, gas system and sternglands & seacocks.
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Winter: Are you ready?
Jan 2012 p98-102  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Greg Copp
Description: Know how - All the answers to the important questions
Ensure you get no nasty surprises next season by winterising you boat properly now.
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Motor makeover
Oct 2001 p70-74  (5.00 pages)
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Category: Engine / Engines / Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Peter Caplen
Description: Boatcraft - Step-by-step guide to servicing an outboard engine
Servicing and outboard engine annually will help keep it running smoothly throughout the season. Propeller, gearbox, spark plug, lubrication, fuel, impeller, starter cord.
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Season's greasings - Winterising your engine
Nov 2005 p82-85  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair / Engines
Author: Neale Byart
Description: Know your Engine Part. 7: Winterising your engine
As the days get chilly and the nights draw in, we're all wrapping up a little warmer. Your engine needs some extra layers, too, and here's how to keep it cosy for its winter hibernation.
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Pump up the volume - Fitting a water pump
Aug 2008 p79-81  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Peter Caplen
Description: Improve Your Skills: Step-by-step guide to fitting a water pump
If your water system groans every time you turn a tap on it's time you upgraded it. Follow out guide to fitting a variable flow pump.
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Extending the season
Oct 1992 p36  (2.66 pages)
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Category: Practical
Author: Chris Pilling
Description: Late season cruising
Do you fancy staying out on the water a bit longer this year? Chris offers some thoughts on autumn cruising. Late season checklist.
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Winch strip
Apr 2006 p90-91  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Mark Corke
Description: Fitting Out - Step-by-step guide to servicing winches
Some sailors expect their winches to work year after year with little or no maintenance. Mark offers a step-by-step guide to servicing this vital piece of deck gear.
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Make teak cockpit decking
Jul 2003 p68-69  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests / Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Fred Carr-Smith
Description: How To: Step-by-step guide to making teak cockpit decking
Smart and hardwearing teak decks are usually an expensive extra, but you can save a lot of money by making them yourself. Just follow our step-by-step guide.
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