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How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Make Your Boat 1,000 Times Better

    Lenny Rudow
    Nov 8, 2014

    You have 1,000 minutes and a budget of $1,000. Ready, Set, GO! …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    Why Are My Wiring Terminals Painted?

    Ed Sherman
    Nov 7, 2014

    A dab or stripe of paint can be used as an index to know whether a fastener has been tightened, or is gradually coming loose. …Read More

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    Terminal Overload in Electrical Wiring

    Ed Sherman
    Nov 1, 2014

    ABYC standards aim to prevent overcrowding on wire terminal studs. Here's a good example of why. …Read More

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    Is the Heat in My Engine Compartment Going to Cause Damage?

    Ed Sherman
    Oct 24, 2014

    Cramped engine spaces, high heat, and electrical components make for a bad combination. …Read More

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    Why Shouldn’t I Run My Bilge Pump Dry?

    Ed Sherman
    Oct 17, 2014

    Rubber shaft seals need fluid for lubrication and cooling. Dried-out, damaged seals and water intrusion are common causes of failure in bilge pumps. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    3 Tips for Winter Boat Storage

    Carol Cronin
    Oct 15, 2014

    Nobody likes to think about winter, but you and your boat will be happier if you keep these tips in mind. …Read More

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    Is a DIN Rail System OK for Mounting Wires on a Boat?

    Ed Sherman
    Oct 10, 2014

    Some compression-type mounting systems are compliant with ABYC standards and some aren't. It's easy to check. …Read More

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    How to Cover Your Boat

    David Brown
    Oct 8, 2014

    Here are some boat covering techniques that really work. …Read More

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    Is the Plumbing and Wiring on my Boat Going to Stay Put?

    Ed Sherman
    Oct 3, 2014

    Weld Mount supports do a good job of securing wiring on the hull structure, and are a better option than drilling into a cored laminate. …Read More

  15. How-To / Maintenance

    Stand Up Season: Paddling into the Fall

    Carol Cronin
    Oct 2, 2014

    Summer may be over, but stand up paddling keeps you on the water. …Read More

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