How-to

  1. How-To

    Is My Fuse Panel Marine-Grade?

    Ed Sherman
    Aug 14, 2015

    Fuses with aluminum prongs don’t belong on boats. …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    New Propane Locker Rules

    Ed Sherman
    Aug 7, 2015

    Side-loading propane lockers don't conform to the latest safety standards, even though their track record is good. …Read More

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  6. How-To / Seamanship

    Lithium Battery Conversion and Fire Safety

    Ed Sherman
    Jul 31, 2015

    Moving to lithium-based batteries will require a careful management system designed to prevent fires. …Read More

  7. How-To / Maintenance

    Is My Battery Installation Unsafe?

    Ed Sherman
    Jul 24, 2015

    Battery installations on European-built boats are sometimes alien to American surveyors—which often leads to a red flag in the survey. …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    GPS Antenna Placement Can Make a Critical Difference

    Ed Sherman
    Jul 17, 2015

    Deck-mounted antennas should be located away from flailing lines and elbows, but with a clear view of the sky. …Read More

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  10. How-To / Seamanship

    How to Back a Boat Trailer Like a Pro

    Lenny Rudow
    Jul 14, 2015

    Backing a boat down the ramp can be a bit difficult for new trailer-boaters. Watching this video will make it easier. …Read More

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  12. How-To

    When Boarding Ladders Are Out of Reach

    Ed Sherman
    Jul 10, 2015

    What if you're alone and in the water -- and can't get to your boarding ladder? …Read More

  13. How-To / Seamanship

    Tips for Launching and Retrieving a Trailer Boat

    Lenny Rudow
    Jul 7, 2015

    When you launch and retrieve a trailer boat at the ramp, the pressure is on. …Read More

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