A Bad Fire on a Boat is a Deathrap

By | Posted February 2013

See how an insurance company is helping fire departments coordinate training for firefighters to save burning yachts.

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Everything You Need to Know About Your Boat's Transmission

By | Posted November 2012

The marine transmission: your boat’s unsung hero. Because this simple but durable device is so critical to getting you where you want to go safely and efficiently, you...

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The Latest Marine Generators

By | Posted August 2012

Having a reliable source of power aboard is key, especially when you consider all the high-tech gadgetry you carry on your boat. Generators have kept up with the times, running...

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How to Maintain Your Boat's Cooling-System

By | Posted June 2012

As horsepower has increased over the years, so too has the importance and complexity of your engine’s cooling system. Here are some tips on maintaining your boat's...

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How to take care of your boat's battery

By | Posted March 2012

Here’s how to make sure your batteries don’t go slip slidin’ away...

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By | Posted February 2012

Interceptors can sharpen up a boat’s performance and efficiency. For decades trim tabs have been the popular way to adjust a boat’s running angle. They work well on...

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Powering your boat's air conditioner with your inverter

By | Posted August 2011

The owner of a Bertram 700 wanted to relax while at anchor in cool, quiet comfort. The cool part was easily covered thanks to a Marine Air chiller system comprised of four modular

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How to keep marine growth from fouling your propellers

By | Posted April 2011

Here’s a common, if unwelcome, sight for boaters: You go to pull your boat out of the water for winter lay-up or perhaps

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Bilgewater Treatment

By | Posted April 2011

Many years ago, because a now-defunct marine towing outfit I was working for at the time found itself a little short of qualified personnel, I became an instant chief engineer for...

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Bilge Pump Early-Warning System

By | Posted March 2011

Just the other day, I received in the mail a device called a BW8 Bilge Pump Activity Monitor from British manufacturer Celectron. Manufacturers occasionally send me products in...

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Checking and changing your galvanic isolator

By | Posted December 2010

Now and again, I serendipitously stumble across an onboard problem well before it snowballs into something expensive. For example, I was recently talking with my industrial-...

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PMY TRIES... Nautic Air

By | Posted July 2010

It was an interesting suggestion, really. Some weeks before, Heath Schuman of Nautic Air had UPS’d me an experimental version of his portable NA20 air purifier to temporarily try...

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Battery Blasphemy?

By | Posted April 2010

A contrarian take on battery replacement All batteries have terminals and cable connectors that need to be periodically cleaned, preferably with a battery brush. I’m...

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