Maintenance & DIY

List of Simrad Electronics Eligible for Rebates
Simrad Yachting said customers purchasing certain new marine electronics products from authorized dealers are entitled to rebates up to $200. While the program runs til the end of June, customers who purchased eligible products beginning February 8, 2010 are also ...
Alerion Electric, Update
A few weeks back I announced that a new Alerion 33 electric boat was on the horizon. Friday I made a visit to Pearson Composites to check on the build progress. Things are coming along quite nicely and I'm excited about getting a chance ...
KVH Offers Rebates for Upgrades to HD7 Sat TV System
KVH Industries said today that current TracVision satellite TV customers can upgrade to the latest HD7 system and get a rebate of up to $2,000, depending on which system they are upgrading. The promotion runs through June 30, 2010. The ...
Blue Sea SafetyHub 250
Does your boat's battery area look anything like the one below? If so, we need to talk because you have a few problems. But, rest assured our friends at Blue Sea Systems have come up with a solution for this ...
Polish Your Diesel Nonstop
Parker Hannifin has a remarkable new fuel polishing system that has been designed specifically to run nonstop, using extremely small amounts of electricity and with a design that makes it seem nearly immortal when compared to conventional pumps. The new FPM-050 ...
Sea strainer safety
I really like the idea of using the newer plastic sea strainers you see being used increasingly on new boats. They offer one less thing to get green with corrosion and nearly impossible to open up to clean out once they get ...
New Battery Master Switch from Cole Hersee
Cole Hersee has just introduced a new battery master switch #75920 that is quite unique, and has a place on a lot of boats, especially small open boats. In my view all boats with a battery should have a master shut ...
The Forgotten Vented Loop
One of the easiest but totally forgotten maintenance items that should be on your checklist this spring is to service the vented loops on your boat. In case you have no idea what a vented loop is, several pictures might ...
Wing Nuts Be Gone!
If you've read any of my earlier posts you may be getting the idea that I'm kind of a nut for details. I am, and details can make the difference between trouble-free boating or a never ending string of "surprises". ...
GPS Done Wrong
Last night I spent a little time looking over my latest book Advanced Marine Electrics and Electronics Troubleshooting and one of the photos reminded me of a funny time I had on a sailing trip near Annapolis, Maryland. We were ...

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Polish Your Diesel Nonstop
Polish Your Diesel Nonstop - March 3rd 2010