How-to: Maintenance

  1. 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

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  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. How-To / Maintenance

    Get Connected: WiFi On Boats

    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

  10. How-To / Maintenance

    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

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    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

  15. 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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