Systems & Propulsion

More Systems & Propulsion

  • Tracking Batteries
     Subscribers OnlyEach AGM battery we tested underwent a minimum of five discharge and recharge cycles to a loaded 11.7 volts before...
  • 12 Ways to Extend Your AGM Battery’s Life
    12 Ways to Extend Your AGM Battery’s Life
  • DIY Engine Oil Tests
     Subscribers OnlySailors obsess over the health of their engine; it is the heart of the boat (other than the rig, sails, and...
  • Heart Replacement
     Subscribers OnlySixteen years ago, contributing writers Joe and Lee Minick equipped their Mason 43, Southern Cross, with a Heart...
  • Taking the Other Way Home
    Our 38-foot catamaran, Josepheline, was built by Lightwave Yachts near Brisbane, Australia. Josepheline draws 3 feet,...
  • Painting Water Tanks
     Subscribers OnlyWhen it comes to onboard water tanks, we prefer stainless, fiberglass, and even roto-molded tanks (in that order) to...
  • Engine Coolant Replacement
    In your recent article on engine coolants (see PS October 2014 online), you wrote about replacement intervals for...

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