Ed Sherman

LPG Leak Test
If your boat is equipped with a propane system (LPG) you should be performing periodic leak tests for the system. The test is really easy to perform, but in my experience few boater's ever perform the test. No special equipment ...
Important Safety Announcement
A panel mountable ELCI: Some time ago I discussed a device that is now going to become a requirement for new boats based on ABYC Standard E-11 this coming July 31st. The ELCI is going to provide whole boat ground fault ...
Ed’s Boat
In my work for the ABYC I conduct a lot of training seminars around the globe and many people ask me what kind of boat I have. So, since I'm just about ready to launch this year, I thought I'd ...
Bleed Your Diesel the Easy Way
This one falls in the why didn't I think of that category. One of our readers sent me a photo the other day showing his solution to pushing some fuel through his diesel fuel system to get it to his ...
Sail Drive Corrosion, Warning Emphasis
Last week I posted a recent service bulletin from Yanmar regarding sail drive corrosion an their take on how to mitigate the problem. I've heard from a reader since and he makes a point worthy of further emphasis. It can't be ...
Alerion 33 Electric Sea Trial and Report
On Friday I had the pleasure of spending the day on board the Alerion 33 Electric I've been following since the first of the year. It was sea trial ...
Alerion 33 Electric Update
    As promised the Alerion 33 Electric I've discussed several times here has just launched. Tomorrow I'll be on sea trials and testing on the boat and my plan is to interview the owner and design ...
Beneteau Being Extra Cautious
OK, as promised here's my technical update on the issues of boat damage from exposure to Gulf Oil Slicks. As mentioned in my last post Beneteau's customer service supervisor Ward Richardson came out with several strong recommendations yesterday regarding the ...
Regata al Sol XXVI a go in spite of Gulf Oil Spill
This just in: "From Regatta Chairman:  I am happy to report that the owners of boats participating in the ...
Yanmar Saildrive Service Bulletin
Several months ago I posted a multi-part series here entitled "Keep Your Drive Alive". Why? Because there have been quite a few issues with saildrives corroding away. We know why, and I discussed all of the issues during that series. ...

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