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The Ozone Zone

By Mike Smith | Posted November 2007

An ozone generator can be connected to any existing water tank that has an access plate.Any shellback will tell you that ships don't run on diesel, they run on coffee. If the...

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Learn Your Lines

By Mike Smith | Posted June 2007

Few things aboard your boat are as simple—or as important—as rope. Docklines and anchor rodes will give you years of service if you take care of them properly, but...

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Watch Your Winch

By Mike Smith | Posted May 2007

Heavy ground tackle makes for sound sleeping, but when it's time to weigh anchor, it can be a pain unless you have a windlass to do the heavy lifting. Fortunately for our lower...

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Bird on a Wire

By Ben Ellison | Posted March 2007

While isolation transformers tend to be terribly dull, they are valuable.Last summer I managed to cruise a snazzy, borrowed twin-screw flying-bridge boat from Maine to Connecticut...

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Does Your Boat Pass the Test?

By Mike SmithPhotos by Craig... | Posted March 2007

Does your boat have an NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association) certification plate near the helm or the “NMMA Certified” logo on the capacity plate? If it does, did you...

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What Are We Smoking?

By | Posted August 2004

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Rough Elbows

By | Posted May 2004

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Fuel Proof

By | Posted March 2004

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Zapping the Kitty

By | Posted November 2003

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Location, Location, Location

By | Posted November 2003

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Electric Health

By | Posted July 2003

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Well Grounded

By | Posted June 2003

Maintenance Q & A — November 2001

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Now Hear This

By | Posted June 2003

Now Hear This

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