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May 2024 Newsletter – Not A Cord Grip

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Photo Essay: Not a Cord Grip These are small, inexpensive, and readily available parts, and they are critically important; without them the worst-case result can...

Feature: Busting the “Hot Marina” Myth – Editorial: A Blue-Collar Resurgence

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From the Masthead A Blue-Collar Resurgence; In Praise of the Trades                Back in 2017 I wrote an editorial entitled, “The Need for Vocational Training”; I lamented...

April 2024 Newsletter – Steering Components

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Photo Essay: Steering Components Steering falls into what I call one of the three critical systems, along with propulsion and raw water plumbing/watertight integrity.  On...

Feature Article: Seacock Lubrication, and Dealing with Disused Seacocks – Editorial: Complexity

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From the Masthead Complexity Complexity is a balance; one person’s complexity is another's comfort.  I routinely have folks contact me and say, "I want to build...

February 2024 Newsletter – Stainless Washer in Current Path

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Photo Essay: Stainless Washer in Current Path This is a phenomenon I encounter often, and while it’s anecdotal, occurrences seem to be on the rise. ...

Feature Article: Fuel System Bleeding – Editorial: “The Sand Pebbles”

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From the Masthead “The Sand Pebbles” a tribute to one of Hollywood’s best sea-going gearheads If you are a Baby Boomer, you have likely seen this...

January 2024 Newsletter – The Perils of Double Grounding

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Photo Essay: The Perils of Double Grounding It is ubiquitous, various disparate onboard equipment, to which green bonding wires are attached.  While not necessarily providing...

Feature Article: Saving a Drowned Engine – Editorial: Around the World in Two Weeks...

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From the Masthead Around the World in Two Weeks and Another Portable Lithium-ion battery fire As is so often the case, I’m penning this month’s column...

December 2023 Newsletter – Leakage Current

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Photo Essay: Leakage Current It’s an insidious, and frequently misunderstood, phenomenon; AC power leaking into water, creating an electric field around the vessel.  Under the...

November 2023 Newsletter – Through Deck Fasteners

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Photo Essay: Through Deck Fittings Properly securing deck hardware can present a variety of challenges.  Cored composite decks represent perhaps the greatest challenge; the core...

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