Maintenance & DIY

Who’s Ed Anyhow?
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. He wanted to interview me... Well I was a bit ...
The Evolution of the Sea Cock
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 the past week end show one of the original sea ...
Mystic Seaport Classic Yacht Rendezvous
This past weekend I had the honor of being one of the judges for the annual Mystic Seaport Classic Yacht rendezvous. This is an event I always look forward to because I get a chance to see some really beautiful boats. ...
Magnetic Interference Explained
Every now and then you hear a story about someone who's autopilot does some strange things when someone else on board uses the head and hits the macerator button or the vacu-flush. Or maybe they are down below washing the ...
Troubleshoot Outboard Engine, Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, Evinrude, or Mercury
Do you need to troubleshoot your Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, Evinrude, or Mercury outboard? Even though most of today’s outboard engines require a full-blown laptop scan to diagnose, some common problems can be addressed rather easily… if, that is, you know what ...
More Ethanol Fuel Horrors
Does using ethanol blended fuel make you feel green? Or, do you worry about the fuel's impact on your engine or boat's fuel tank? Every boater has read one article or another about the horrors of alcohol in their fuel and ...
Interlux Launches New Web Site
Yesterday Interlux announced its new web site at www.yachtpaint.com The site includes video, interactive tools and even a section where Interlux users can interact. Choosing the right product to use for a given application is going to be easy with ...
Speed Coatings Compared
Speed Coatings Compared, and Not Just For Speed This comes as the result of a question from Tom Bandoni, who is curious about the best product to use for his Aquarius 22 beach catamaran. He doesn’t want to use anti-fouling bottom ...
Boston Whaler Joins With Costco
It was announced earlier today that Boston Whaler has cut a deal with Costco that will offer buyers an opportunity to save up to $2000 toward the purchase of one of Boston Whaler's small boat models. You won't actually find the ...
Mid-Season, Check Those Anodes!
A week or so ago I posted some mid-season tips you should consider, like touching up any brightwork on your boat and getting the bottom cleaned to improve both speed and fuel economy. Well, there's another thing you need to ...

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