How-to: Seamanship

  1. How-To / Seamanship

    Winter Boating Tips

    Lenny Rudow
    Feb 8, 2012

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

  2. 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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    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

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  7. 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

  8. How-To / Seamanship

    Wireless AIS for the iPhone or iPad

    Doug Logan
    Dec 7, 2011

    UK electronics-maker Digital Yacht takes the prize for performing integration magic. …Read More

  9. How-To / Seamanship

    Pressure Falling: The Smeetons and Cape Horn, Part II

    Doug Logan
    Dec 3, 2011

    Here's the last part of the story of three people and a tough teak ketch who were well and truly pummeled by nature, and lived to adventure again. …Read More

  10. How-To / Seamanship

    Pressure Falling: The Smeetons and Cape Horn, Part I

    Doug Logan
    Nov 30, 2011

    This is a classic tale of blue-water voyaging, a near disaster that somehow helped inspire yet more small-boat sailors to tackle the Horn. …Read More

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    PFDs: 5 Tips to Find one that Fits

    Lenny Rudow
    Nov 29, 2011

    Life jackets need to fit well if you are going to wear them all day long. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Seamanship

    Battery Lugs: Solder vs. Mechanical Fastening

    Ed Sherman
    Nov 2, 2011

    Are soldered battery lugs safer than mechanically fastened lug terminals? …Read More

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