Darrell Nicholson

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Pura Vida Dreamin’
June 11, 2014 If you were the young, newly married Ben Harrison, hanging out in San Francisco in 1973 with your beautiful art graduate wife,...

Alberg’s Timeless Designs
May 14, 2014 We’d tucked into Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, when the pretty green sloop sailed through the narrow slot into the basin. A ballsy...

Share Your Hobie Memories with Us
April 15, 2014 When Hobart “Hobie” Alter died at the age of 80 on March 29, I thought about how Hobie Cats touched my life. I grew up just a...

Testing Telemedicine’s Limits
March 13, 2014 Early into the 645-mile race between Marion, Mass., and the island of Bermuda in 2009, trouble brewed aboard the C&C 40...

Aggressive Hull Cleaning Stirs Up Copper Debate
February 12, 2014 Early this month, irate boat owners from Marina del Rey, Calif., packed the regional water-quality board meeting, protesting a...

Father and Son Sail
January 14, 2014 The boy’s father was at the helm—though you wouldn’t know it at first glance. He sat to the side of his son with his hand...

No Escape From the Grips of this Calm
December 10, 2013 I don’t believe the village of Warapu exists anymore. The ocean carried it away. The school . . . the district government...

Risks of Exploring New Places
November 12, 2013 The place PS call home is an office building and workshop in Sarasota, Fla., where we’ve been based since 2005. However, most...

Movies at Sea
October 14, 2013 At this year’s U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md., last month, I was struck by how the marketing materials sustained the...

The Great Ice Hunt
September 12, 2013 I remember where and when we gave up. Eleuthera. Summer. A day of vision-blurring, morale-melting heat. Tosca’s crew hid under...

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Finding the Right Mix of AntiFreeze

by By Darrell Nicholson with Drew Frye on July 23, 2014

While the polar vortex was pummeling the northern states last winter (ahhh, remember those days?), Practical Sailor contributor Drew Frye was knee deep in glycol antifreeze and engine coolants. One of the test's most important findings was that how you use antifreeze is as important as what product you use. The only sure way to know how effective your antifreeze will be this winter is to measure the glycol as it comes out the other end of the plumbing. There are a couple ways to do this.

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