How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    What’s the Difference Between an ELCI and an RCD?

    Ed Sherman
    Dec 12, 2014

    European and US boats carry slightly different equipment to protect against electrical problems. …Read More

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    Boat Maintenance and Management: Go Digital

    Jeanne Craig
    Dec 9, 2014

    The easy way to coordinate service and keep records on your boat is now—surprise—to go digital. …Read More

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    Can a Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Be Put Out with a Conventional Fire Extinguisher?

    Ed Sherman
    Dec 5, 2014

    Lithium-ion battery installations need to be well-engineered, with redundant safety systems and automatic disconnects. …Read More

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    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

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    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

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