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  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Why is My Holding Tank Gauge Inaccurate?

    Doug Logan
    Apr 10, 2015

    Capacitive sensors of the type shown don't have a great track record of indicating tank levels correctly. …Read More

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    How to Make Spring Boat Chores Fun: 5 Tips

    Carol Cronin
    Mar 28, 2015

    “Chores” and “fun” are two words that don’t go together, unless the word “boat” is also present. …Read More

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    Is Nylon Strapping OK for My Batteries?

    Ed Sherman
    Mar 27, 2015

    With sealed, valve-regulated batteries, nylon retaining straps shouldn't be subjected to corrosive vapors -- and if they are, they're still pretty reliable. …Read More

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    Weego Emergency Jump-Starters: How Many Amps Do I Need?

    Ed Sherman
    Mar 20, 2015

    Engine jump-starters are a good idea -- but how can you tell how much cranking power is necessary? …Read More

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    Is Snow Going to Knock My Boat off its Stands?

    Ed Sherman
    Mar 12, 2015

    The seasonal change from winter to spring shouldn't present a problem for boats on stands -- if they were put away right in the first place. …Read More

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    Five Books for the Do-It-Yourself Boat Owner

    Gary Reich
    Mar 7, 2015

    Winter is a great time to brush up on your skills. You can do just that by picking up any one of these great, do-it-yourself titles. …Read More

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    Bronze, Aluminum, Salt Water: A Match Not Made in Heaven

    Ed Sherman
    Feb 27, 2015

    Connecting two dissimilar metals under salt water is a good way to make a battery. …Read More

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    2015 Outboard Update: What's New and Hot

    Lenny Rudow
    Feb 22, 2015

    A lot of new product announcements have come out in the world of outboards recently, and that's good news for everyone. …Read More

  14. How-To / Maintenance

    Winter Battery Drain: Parasites on Board?

    Ed Sherman
    Feb 6, 2015

    Small milliampere loads on batteries left connected over the winter can add up to a significant discharge. …Read More

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