Maintenance & DIY

The Bottom Paint IO Interface
Well the monsoon season here in Rhode Island is finally over (we think) and only about 25% of the state remains underwater. But, today the sun came out and things are finally beginning to hop here at the marina where ...
Shields Hose Helps You Get it Right
Part of any spirng maintenance regimen is looking over all of the hoses on your boat and possibly replacing some of them that look cracked or delaminated or maybe chafed and brittle, or in some cases just plain OLD. There have been ...
Is NASA in your boating future?
A month or so ago I wrote a piece here entitled "Intelligent Networking". Two days ago I dicussed "The Convergence Continues". Just in case you aren't following my mind set here let ...
Sushi Run Boats Prepare for 2010 Continuation
Ken Williams, who, with his wife Roberta, owns the Nordhavn 68 Sans Souci, reports that the 2010 cruising season for the boats of the Great Siberian Sushi Run (GSSR) is approaching. In an email today to followers of his blog, ...
LED’s Save A lot of Energy
  More and more players are getting into the LED game for boats. The reason is simple, the technology draws miniscule amounts of battery power compared to conventional incandescent or halogen bulbs. They ...
Simrad / BEP Partner, The Convergence Continues
I've talked about the convergence of traditional marine electrical systems with electronic systems in the past. Another fine example of what this means went across my radar screen last week. Simrad Yachting and BEP Marine, a company known for its traditional ...
Diesel Delivered to You at Anchor
Passing through Miami or Fort Lauderdale and need fuel? How about having it delivered to you at anchor by Peterson Fuel Delivery. They’ve been doing it for almost ten years but I didn’t know about it until Jeff and Karen ...
Interlux Recalls New Compass Varnish
Sometimes I guess you can just have too much of a good thing. The case in point here is Interlux’s new Compass varnish, introduced last fall, which incorporated a new, fast-drying chemistry. Unfortunately, it seems to be just a little ...
Be Protected
As part of your spring maintenance and upgrades there are some key areas of concern if you own a gasoline fueled boat and are replacing certain components that are either mounted directly on your engine or located in a space ...
Bilge Pump Installation, Continued
Reading my colleague Lenny Rudow's piece yesterday entitled "Installing New Bilge Pumps, Read This First" made me think of an on-going issue with bilge pumps and any small motor circuit you install on your boat, macerators, bilge blower fans and such. ...

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LED’s Save A lot of Energy
LED’s Save A lot of Energy - March 30th 2010