Closed Crankcase Ventilation: What is it and what purpose does it serve?

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Closed Crankcase Ventilation: What is it and what purpose does it serve? Text and photos by Steve D'Antonio Copyright December 2013    Fifteen or more years ago this...

Bonding Systems and Corrosion Prevention

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From the Editor As I write this month’s editorial I’m in flight, returning from a series of back to back inspections and sea trials.  While...

Fuel Tank Installation

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From the Editor What’s right with the marine industry?  That’s right, I said what’s right.  During my twenty year career as a marine journalist, I’ve...

The Relationship between Battery Bank Size and Charge Capability

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The Relationship Between Battery Bank Size and Charge Capability   The house battery bank is the electrical heart of most cruising vessels; it supplies all the...

The Art of the Engine Survey

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Text and photos by Steve D’Antonio Copyright 2013   Skilled, experienced technicians understand what they need to do, and they have the right tools and know how...

Inverter Installations; What You Need to Know

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Letter from the editor August 2014 There are two themes to this editorial, the varied environments in which I work, and a new partnership I’ve undertaken. August...

Proper Propeller Removal

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Steve D’Antonio Copyright 2015 SDMC, Inc.   From the Editor When you last heard from me I was still in China.  I’m preparing this month’s feature column while...

Hose Clamps Part II: Installation and Use

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From the Editor A colleague of mine, the editor of a respected marine industry magazine, one for which I write, recently made an editorial leap...

Fuel Polishing Systems Explained

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Fuel Polishing Systems Explained By Steve D'Antonio Copyright September 2013    Seaweed-like tendrils, similar to those shown here, are a sure sign of water contamination Among other things,...

Water Heater Primer

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Water Heater Primer By Steve D'Antonio Copyright November 2013    Marine water heaters come in a variety of shapes and sizes with a similar range of quality and efficiency. "It...