Ed Sherman

Using Your Multi-Meter
Using Your Multi-Meter.........Ed Sherman In my last post I discussed my meter of choice for marine electrical trouble-shooting. Today, I'm going to explain how to measure voltage, both AC and DC. The Blue Sea 8110 is quite versatile in this area ...
Become a Multi-Meter Master!
Become a Multi-Meter Master! A lot of boater's keep a multi-meter on board. These units, which are also referred to as a DVOM (digital volt/ohm meter) are the key to troubleshooting electrical system gremlins, provided you know what to look for ...
Singing The Alcohol Blues
Singing The Alcohol Blues...Ed Sherman I teach a lot of classes for ABYC certifications as well as others in a given year and nothing makes me happier than when I learn something new during a class session. Several weeks ago I ...
What I want for Christmas, but probably won’t get…
What I'd like for Christmas, but probably won't get....Ed Sherman It's that time of year and all good boys young and old, as well as really cool girls need to be sure their Christmas list is in order, otherwise they are just ...
Rust Never Sleeps
Rust Never Sleeps...Ed Sherman Over 25 years ago I worked with a fellow named Mike Perreault who coined a phrase that I've never forgotten. Mike would say "Eddie just remember, "rust never sleeps". At that time we were in the process of ...
Keep Your Drive Alive, Part 2
Keep Your Drive Alive..Part 2....Ed Sherman In my last installment, I explained a bit about what galvanic corrosion is and what a galvanic isolator can do to minimize the effects of this phenomena when you are plugged in at the dock. ...
Keep Your Drive Alive
Keep Your Drive Alive........Part 1 If it hasn't happened to you, you probably know a fellow boater that has had their powerboat outdrive or sail boater that has had their engine drive unit attacked by corrosion. This is an all too ...
Hot Stuff!
Hot Stuff! Ok, while I'm on a winter maintenance kick let me talk about one of the most neglected pieces of gear on your boat, the shorepower cord. Yea, I know who cares right? As long as the TV and the ...
Give Your Batteries A Chance
Give Your Batteries A Chance While I'm thinking about things you should be sure of over the winter lay up period your boat's battery(s) come to mind. Did you make sure they were fully charged before you put your boat to ...
Got Mono?
Filament that is. If you haven't removed the propellor from your outboard or IO drive as a part of your Winterization procedure, you need to get his on your Spring checklist. If anyone in your crew has ever gotten caught ...

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Using Your Multi-Meter.........Ed Sherman In my last post I discussed my ...
Become a Multi-Meter Master! A lot of boater's keep a multi-meter ...
Singing The Alcohol Blues...Ed Sherman I teach a lot of classes ...
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