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by Capt. Vincent Daniello

How To Check Your Boat's Bonding System

By Capt. Vincent D... | Posted May 2013 | Add a Comment

Need to Know: Your Bonding System Really understanding how her electrical system can damage a boat’s metal components will help you to avoid costly replacements and repairs. Knowing that bonding system is working is good for peace of mind and more: Your boat will thank you with better performance and improved reliability. Learn how to check the system here.

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Essential Tools For Your Boat

By Capt. Vincent D... | Posted April 2013 | Add a Comment

Carry the right tools in the toolbox on your boat and you too can be a "Captain Fix-It".

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Tools For Your Boat

By Capt. Vincent D... | Posted April 2013 | Add a Comment

Be "Captain Fix-It" and have the right tool at the right time.

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Installing a Diesel Priming System on Your Boat

By Capt. Vincent D... | Posted March 2013 | Add a Comment

Think bleeding your fuel system is beyond your expertise? Know what goes into the process and why each step is critical, and maybe you’ll get closer to your engines than you ever thought you would. Read the step-by-step process here.

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Replacing Fuel Lines on Your Boat

By Capt. Vincent D... | Posted March 2013 | Add a Comment

Instead of copper or rubber fuel lines on your boat consider using a kink-resistant fire-retardant hose that has a rubber inner core and a layer of steel braid for strength, covered with an outer protective jacket. Capt. Vince Daniello shows how easy it is to make up ends right on your boat.

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Emergency Shaft-Seal Repairs

By Capt. Vincent D... | Posted February 2013 | Add a Comment

If your dripless shaft seal fails while underway, you've got a problem. In this video, Capt. Vince Daniello offers a quick fix to get you back to shore.

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Maintaining Dripless Shaft Seals

By Capt. Vincent D... | Posted February 2013 | Add a Comment

The dripless seals on your boat require just a little simple maintenance once or twice a year, if you ignore those seals they can turn ugly. Capt. Vincent Daniello will show you how to maintain the dripless shaft seals on your boat.

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How to Automate Your Trim Tabs

By Capt. Vincent D... | Posted January 2013 | Add a Comment

Looking for a DIY project that will help your boat run better? Adding automated trim-tab control may be just the ticket, since it adjusts running attitude while giving you one less thing to think about. Check out our step-by-step instructions here.

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Pulling Propellers

By Capt. Vincent D... | Posted December 2012 | Add a Comment

There’s more to getting the propeller off the shaft than meets the eye, and more high-tech props make the job even more complex. Get the lowdown on what you need to know here.

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Making Connections with Coaxial Cable

By Capt. Vincent D... | Posted October 2012 | Add a Comment

Capt. Vince Daniello shows you easy ways to work with coaxial cable in the installation of a cellular booster on your boat.

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