How-to: Maintenance

  1. 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

  2. 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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  6. 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

  7. How-To / Maintenance

    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

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    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

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    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

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    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

  14. How-To / Maintenance

    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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