Maintenance & DIY

A Mouse Worked On This Wiring!
I love it when readers send along a photo of something they see on a boat that catches their eye. Recently a reader sent a little gem my way that is perhaps the ultimate in what we used to call ...
Watch That Fishing Line!
Well its Memorial Day weekend and at least for me the boating season has begun. On my power boating side that means striper fishing here in the northeast. Every now and then the fish get smarter than fishermen and one of ...
Your Boat’s Exhaust System
Most people that own boats spend little or no time thinking about the exhaust system for either their main propulsion engines or their generator if they have one. In going through my photo archives today I ran across a photo ...
Mobile Mariner Weather App For Blackberry
OK, so I'm among those low tech types that does not have an iPhone. I use a Blackberry because my service provider is not a part of the iPhone network, and I like my service provider, Sprint. Today it was announced ...
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 ...
Sea Sense Adds Trawler Training on Chesapeake
Sea Sense has added single-engine trawler training on Chesapeake Bay from Annapolis, MD.  These new courses are both the traditional scheduled classes for women as well as customized instructional charters for couples, families, and groups.  Training is conducted aboard a ...
Sea Sense Adds Trawler Training on Chesapeake
Sea Sense has added single-engine trawler training on Chesapeake Bay from Annapolis, MD.  These new courses are both the traditional scheduled classes for women as well as customized instructional charters for couples, families, and groups.  Training is conducted aboard a ...
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 ...

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LPG Leak Test
LPG Leak Test - May 21st 2010