Maintenance & DIY

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 ...
A Tall Ship Heads to Sea
The sail training barque Picton Castle, a square-rigger registered in the Cook Islands and based in Lunenburg Harbor, Nova Scotia, is about to depart its mooring and head off on its fifth circumnavigation. The 14-month, westbound trip will sail through ...
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 ...
Video Debut: The Underway Series from OceanLines, Episode 1
By way of introducing this new video series, let me re-state what will become obvious to you:  I am a writer. And writers may have great ideas for video but viewers will likely suffer a bit while the writer learns ...
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. ...
Wire Nuts? Just Say No!
All right, I know that these things come with the installation kits on a lot of marine electrical and electronic components. Wire nuts that is. In case you don't know what a wire nut is, the photo below is showing ...
Best Buy Enters The Marine Electronics Market
You heard it here first! I’ve spent this week working with a group of technicians from Best Buy’s Geek Squad so it’s official, I’m now a qualified geek. Perhaps more ...

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