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Seven Marine 557

By PMY Staff | Posted May 2012 | Add a Comment

The rationale for the Seven Marine 557 is that this humongous motor will take the place of two “little outboards.” Photo gallery of the Seven Marine 557 outboard engine.

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Sunreef 70 Power

By PMY Staff | Posted May 2012 | Add a Comment

Step aboard the Sunreef 70 Power cruising catamaran with a video tour that showcases the boat’s innovative design and spacious accommodations.

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Sessa Fly 45

By PMY Staff | Posted May 2012 | Add a Comment

The Sessa Fly 45 combines slick styling detail with a massive flying bridge built for entertaining, check it out in this photo gallery.

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Marquis 630 Sport Yacht

By PMY Staff | Posted May 2012 | Add a Comment

Manufacturer-produced video of the Marquis 630 Sport Yacht.

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Hinckley Talaria 48

By PMY Staff | Posted May 2012 | Add a Comment

Hinckley’s new Talaria 48 embodies her builder’s heritage, and shows that the company is back on course. Image gallery of the Talaria 48

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Laundry Soap Battery Tote

By PMY Staff | Posted May 2012 | Add a Comment

How to make a battery carrier for your boat out of a laundry soap bucket.

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How to exercise an unused engine

By PMY Staff | Posted May 2012 | Add a Comment

Sometimes I don’t have the time to actually take my boat out for two or three weeks at a time, but I do have time to run her Cummins diesels now and again. How often, how long, and at what rpm should I do this?

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Filling Batteries With Liquor Bottles

By PMY Staff | Posted April 2012 | Add a Comment

Garmin’s Tip of the Month, April 2012 Refilling my batteries tends to be a tough job because they are hard to get at. What I use to make the job easier is an empty 1.75-liter plastic liquor bottle. The plastic insert in the neck makes pouring the water into the battery cavities both easy and accurate. And to refill the bottle I simply remove the plastic insert with a screwdriver, pour in the water, and then snap the insert back on. The best part, though, is that I get to enjoy the liquor in the bottle as I empty it.

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How do I check for engines damaged by forgetting to open seacocks?

By PMY Staff | Posted April 2012 | Add a Comment

I left my marina with my seacocks closed. How do I know if I’ve damaged a head gasket or something else?

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Handling heavy engine parts

By PMY Staff | Posted March 2012 | Add a Comment

When replacing heavy engine parts such as manifolds, thread two bolts with the heads cut off into the outside bolt holes to line up the gasket and manifold with the exhaust ports. Start the new bolts in the empty holes, and when you have installed several of them hand-tight, remove the studs, thread in the last bolts, and tighten everything. This eliminates the difficult job of lining up the gasket and the manifold with the exhaust ports. It also makes manhandling heavy parts a one-person job. Illustration by Steve Karp

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