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by Capt. Vincent Daniello

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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How to Install a Cellular Booster

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

Add another layer of reliable communication on your boat with a cell-signal booster. Our install sorts out the installation, the connectors you need, and tells how to tune the system. Check out the step-by-step installation here.

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How To Install A Freshwater Washdown

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

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Installing Synthetic Teak Decks

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

Install synthetic teak decks and skip the constant maintenance. Complete professional fabrication and installation runs anywhere from $65 to $95 per square foot. Mazel often accepts templates from boat owners in his shop and delivers finished teak panels, nearly ready to be glued down, for around $50 per square foot. Materials alone, including the three types of glue used and a 15-percent allowance for waste, run $37 per square foot.

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Hands-On Stuffing Box Tips

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

Know how to keep your stuffing box happy? We have some DIY maintenance methods, including tips for both spud- and gland-type stuffing boxes, and some smart ways to head off problems. See an expert take on stuffing box care here.

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How to Troubleshoot Battery Problems

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

Quick troubleshooting when batteries go afoul. A step-by-step guide for the boat owner.

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Battery Load Test

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

Watch this video to learn how to load-test your batteries the right way.

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How To Add an Air Conditioner to Your Boat

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

How to Install an Air Conditioner on Your Boat Boatbuilders want simpler installations, so today many air-conditioning systems now contain all electronics within a single remote-mounted electrical box. This allows flexible placement of air-conditioner units and simpler electrical connections—both are huge benefits for do-it-yourself installations.

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How To Install An Ice Maker On Your Boat

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

How to add a big-boat fishbox ice to a small sportfisher or any boat.

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How to Maintain Your Boat's Cooling-System

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

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 cooling-system.

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