How-to: Seamanship

  1. How-To / Seamanship

    Does My Battery Charger Need a Fuse?

    Ed Sherman
    May 19, 2012

    The ABYC recommends fuses for the output leads on battery chargers, but sometimes those fuses can be hard to locate. …Read More

  2. How-To / Seamanship

    Personal AIS: Safelink R10 SRS from Kannad Marine

    Lenny Rudow
    Apr 5, 2012

    The Safelink R10 SRS is the first of its kind—a personal locator beacon which uses AIS to get you rescued. …Read More

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  4. How-To / Seamanship

    AquaLens and HydroView Offer Views of the Underwater World

    Mar 29, 2012

    AquaBotix offers two viewing systems, one self-contained and one that works on the end of a boat pole. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Seamanship

    Sealed Batteries Still Need Venting

    Ed Sherman
    Mar 28, 2012

    AGM batteries are sealed, but they still off-gas. Here's how to provide adequate ventilation. …Read More

  8. How-To / Seamanship

    Boating App-itude Adjustment: ShipFinder and WindAlert

    Lenny Rudow
    Mar 4, 2012

    AIS on your cell phone? Real-time wind observations from coast to coast? Why not? …Read More

  9. How-To / Seamanship

    How Autopilots Work

    Lenny Rudow
    Feb 17, 2012

    If you've never spent quality time on autopilot, you're in for a treat. First, here's a primer on what's involved. …Read More

  10. How-To / Seamanship

    Winter Boating Tips

    Lenny Rudow
    Feb 8, 2012

    Hypothermia, frozen plumbing, and dead batteries, oh my! …Read More

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  12. How-To / Seamanship

    How Come My Bilge Pump is Melted?

    Ed Sherman
    Jan 15, 2012

    Ed Sherman explains how a bilge pump can melt, given the wrong combination of mechanical and electrical problems. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Seamanship

    Five Life-Saving Tips for Fishing with Kids

    Lenny Rudow
    Jan 2, 2012

    Fishing with kids is fun - as long as you pay heed to these life-saving tips. …Read More

  15. How-To / Seamanship

    Sealed Batteries: Are They Really Sealed?

    Ed Sherman
    Dec 12, 2011

    New batteries are advertised as sealed. So why do they need venting? …Read More

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