Maintenance & DIY

Fishfinder Transducer Transom Mount Location, Hold Bottom at High Speeds
Holding bottom at high speed is a common problem with transom mounted fishfinder transducers, and location is usually the reason. Just yesterday, a friend who bought a new boat was asking me about this issue. The one problem he has ...
LED Lighting, It Just Keeps Getting Better
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. They are a huge energy saver that go a long ...
Ethanol Horrors….continued
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 really wish more people would check out because this ...
Are your charts up to date?
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 Navigation has discovered that most of us are terrible at ...
Electrical Overload, Part 3
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 actually begin to generate a significant amount of heat. In ...
Electrical Overload, Part 2
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 below) had been subjected to a DC load (in amperes) ...
Electrical Overload, Are You Protected?
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 reasoning behind our questions is based on observations we’ve made...
Fiberglass Repair, Epoxy, Resin, and Help
You need help with a fiberglass repair, epoxy mixes, resin formulations, or other similar questions? Who wouldn’t? When I became involved in my first substantial fiberglass project years and years ago (building and mounting a new center console for my ...
Kids Don’t Float
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 life jacket loaner station works just like a book lending ...
A trimaran in your future?
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. Since I'm still on vacation, I'm going to hold off ...

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Electrical Overload, Part 3
Electrical Overload, Part 3 - August 20th 2010