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How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    My Surveyor Has a Beef With My Battery Fuse

    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

  2. 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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    My Boat Trailer Bit Me

    Ed Sherman
    Jun 25, 2015

    Synthetic rope like Dyneema is expensive, but it's a good replacement for worn, barb-ridden wire rope on trailer winches. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Maintenance

    Battery Cable Protection: Is This Overkill?

    Ed Sherman
    Jun 19, 2015

    The aim of the ABYC standard is to protect battery cable from chafe and possible short-circuit. …Read More

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    Volvo Ocean 65: Onboard Systems Analysis

    Ed Sherman
    May 30, 2015

    The gear on these round-the-world racers is high-tech and low weight, but can it take what the ocean dishes out? …Read More

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  11. How-To / Maintenance

    Do I Need Fuses for My Solar Panels and Wind Turbine?

    Ed Sherman
    May 22, 2015

    As long as wiring is sized properly, devices that can't produce more current than their maximum rated amperage don't require fuses or circuit breakers. …Read More

  12. How-To / Maintenance

    How Do I Prevent Chafe in a Wire Bundle?

    Ed Sherman
    Apr 30, 2015

    Like individual wires, bundles need to be secured against movement and protected from rough edges. …Read More

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