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PS Advisor: Grounding and bonding

A client sent me an excerpt from your eBook “Marine Electrical Systems,” and I was a surprised to see the following line of thought. Use...

PS Advisor: Silencing Halyard Noise at Anchor

Many sailors only visit the boat in fair weather and light winds, and they don’t know the mischief their berthed boat is up to...

PS Advisor: Trucking Your Boat Home for Storage

If COVID-19 has delayed your fitout, and yard costs are exceeding your original budget, storing your boat on your own property while you complete...

PS Advisor: 03/04

Back to Diesel Revving In a January 1 PS Advisor, the question of revving a diesel upon ending a run was addressed. I am...

PS Advisor: 10/01/05

Leaking ChainplatesI recently purchased a San Juan 7.7. I continually get water leakage at the point where the chainplates go through the deck....

PS Advisor 11/00

Free-Wheeling PropsYour answer in the July 15 issue to the question about letting props free-wheel is fine, as far as it goes. How about...

PS Advisor: 05/01/03

Finding Splicing InstructionsYour PS Advisor on rope lifeline terminals is right on time for the refurb of my Pearson 35. The key issue...

PS Advisor: 06/03

Rating RulesIn my readings, I keep coming across references to boats built under either IOR or CCA rules. Unfortunately, nobody bothers to mention what...

PS Advisor: 08/01/03

Re-torque On TimeI have a Yanmar 4jh2-te engine with 700 hours (1997) that runs great andhas never overheated. At an engine seminar I was...

PS Advisor: 08/01/04

Rigging TerminalsHas Practical Sailor conducted a study of swaged terminals vs. screw-on terminals? I've heard opinions recently that the screw-on ones are preferable because...