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PS Advisor: 10/01/05

...and have resigned myself to living with the problem. Have you ever seen a product or method that will cure this?John StephensRossland, BC CanadaIn our Jan. 1, ’04 PS Advisor,...

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 a mechanic but not a marine...

PS Advisor: August 1, 2001

Murphy BagA recent PS Advisor item on lightning strikes got me thinking about the possible problem of finding your way home after being hit by lightning at sea. Publications on...

PS Advisor: 10/01

...Corrosion FixMy aluminum mast sat within a stainless steel socket. Severe corrosion required cutting about 2 inches from my mast butt. (See PS Advisor, August 1.) As my halyards were...

PS Advisor: 08/01/04

...after you’ve cut it to the necessary length.Our most recent work on this topic appeared in a PS Advisor that we published in the February 1, 1999 issue. In that...

PS Advisor: 12/05

...about cleaning and refurbishing sails. Is it possible to do this yourself, and if so, how?Philippe LesgourgEdgewater, MDWe published a “PS Advisor” on this topic in the April 15, 2002...

PS Advisor: 05/01/03

Finding Splicing InstructionsYour PS Advisor on rope lifeline terminals [March] is right on time for the refurb of my Pearson 35. The key issue is how to execute your high-tech...

PS Advisor: 04/01/02

...bonding, discussed in PS Advisor in the January 15, 2002 issue. Bonding is when all underwater metal parts, such as through-hulls, are connected by wire or other conductor so that...

PS Advisor: Grounding and bonding

...we’ve pointed out in past reports (see PS Advisor, January 2006), stray DC current can do significant harm to vulnerable components like aluminum saildrives over a surprisingly short period of...

PS Advisor: 06/03

...with this idea.———-No Steel Wool on StainlessIn a May 1 PS Advisor on removing rust from stainless, we carelessly used the phrase: “…you’ll probably have to follow with steel wool.”...