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About: Ed Sherman

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Ed Sherman is a regular contributor to boats.com, as well as to Professional Boatbuilder and Cruising World, where he previously was electronics editor. He also is the curriculum director for the American Boat and Yacht Council. Previously, Ed was chairman of the Marine Technology Department at the New England Institute of Technology. Ed’s blog posts appear courtesy of his website, EdsBoatTips.
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Recent Posts by Ed Sherman

LED Lighting, It Just Keeps Getting Better
Posted on August 27, 2010.
Hella announced today a new, wide angle LED lighting fixture to its already impressive selection. I can't emphasize enough the significance of retro-fitting LED's wherever you can on your boat. ...
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Ethanol Horrors….continued
Posted on August 26, 2010.
Back on July 22 I posted an article and link, which you can still access here: http://www.followthescience.org/. The title was More Ethanol Horrors. In that entry I provided the link above that I ...
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Are your charts up to date?
Posted on August 24, 2010.
Somehow I'm not too surprised at one of the newsbites that came in earlier today. It seems that the results of a survey conducted recently by the Alliance for Safe ...
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Electrical Overload, Part 3
Posted on August 20, 2010.
Yesterday in part 2 of this series on electrical overload issues you could see that fuses that are continually stressed to near or even above their nominal trip specification will ...
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Electrical Overload, Part 2
Posted on August 18, 2010.
Tuesday I told you I'd explain the reasoning behind the fuse holder having a melt down and the fuse not being affected at all. The fuse shown in that photo (see ...
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Electrical Overload, Are You Protected?
Posted on August 17, 2010.
For several years now I and some of my colleagues have been raising questions about how we have traditionally prescribed applications for fuses and circuit breakers used on boats. The ...
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Kids Don’t Float
Posted on August 11, 2010.
Continuing with some of my findings in the San Juans, this one falls into the great idea category for marina operators. Another first for me. A life jacket loaner station:   The ...
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A trimaran in your future?
Posted on August 10, 2010.
In my last post I promised some video of things burning up. I have the video, but need to spend some time on the exact nature of what's going on. ...
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Who’s Ed Anyhow?
Posted on August 3, 2010.
Back in May I received a surprise call from the editor of Soundings magazine, Bill Sisson. For those not in the know, Soundings is a well known East Coast boating publication. ...
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The Evolution of the Sea Cock
Posted on July 30, 2010.
Continuing with the theme I began in yesterday's post lets take a look at sea cocks and valves today. The photo below, again taken at the Mystic Classic Boat rendezvous over ...
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