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How-to: Maintenance

  1. How-To / Maintenance

    Is This Ground Cable Connection Safe?

    Ed Sherman
    Jan 23, 2015

    Avoid cutting wire strands by inserting cable ends into copper tube ferrules before tightening. …Read More

  2. How-To / Maintenance

    Get Connected: WiFi On Boats

    Staff
    Jan 20, 2015

    The latest WiFi technologies enable you to navigate, monitor, or keep your boat secure, all from your tablet or phone. …Read More

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    Does My Boat Have Enough Jack Stands Under It?

    Ed Sherman
    Jan 16, 2015

    ABYC Standard TY-28 addresses the topic of jack stands and their placement in detail. …Read More

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    Why are My Batteries Connected to Hoses?

    Ed Sherman
    Jan 2, 2015

    Vent hoses may never be needed, but they're in place to carry away hydrogen gas and save the batteries in case of an overcharge. …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    Will Sacrificial Anodes Work if Not Submerged?

    Ed Sherman
    Dec 19, 2014

    For anodes to work, they need to be immersed in the same electrolyte as the metals they're protecting. …Read More

  9. 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

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    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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  12. How-To / Maintenance

    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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