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Mailport: Fuel Overfill Protection, Fuel Additive Feedback, and More!

...Additives vs. Gum, Sludge in your November 2015 issue. [To read the correction, see Mailport in the January 2016 issue; the original articles online version has been updated with the...

Mailport: September 2011

...Ralph Naranjo and courtesy of Patrick Shannon 288 I noticed the suggestion of using a laparoscope for accessing hard-to-reach places (Mailport July 2011). An alternative to this is the “getter”...

Mailport: 10/08

...know to be fairly quiet. Garmin GPS48 RevisitedThanks for Rick McLarens write-up on replacing the Garmin GPS48 internal battery (Mailport, Practical Sailor June 2008). I replaced mine but used a battery...

Mailport: May 2014

...it stretches (PS Mailport, January 2014). I mistakenly multiplied the force by the total displaced length at each inch of displacement. Sorry for the misdirection. Neal Parker Navigator, Krogen 48...

Mailport: 10/09

...test results, see “Acrylic Finishes” in the September 2009 issue. Not The Knot You indicated in the September Mailport that readers could find how to tie an icicle hitch at...

Mailport: October 2011

Photo courtesy of Ed Weber 388 The dinghy dollies item in the June 2011 Mailport caught my attention. Some years ago, I gave up on commercial dinghy wheels and made...

Mailport: April 2011

...(PS Mailport, March 2011): I’ve owned three so far. We started with a fold-up inflatable (plywood floor) and a 5-horsepower outboard. It lasted most of our first year of cruising...

Mailport: 01/15/03

Looser Lifeline DebateRalph Alter’s letter in favor of keeping lifelines looser rather than tighter (Mailport, November 1, 2002) offered a challenge: “Let the arguments begin!” That challenge has been answered...

Mailport: 11/09

...Marie, Morris Annie No. 9,Greenport, N.Y.We believe the boots youre referring to were recommended by a reader in the July 2000 Mailport: XtraTuf fishing boots (www.xtratufboots.com). While we have not...

Mailport: May 2011

...courtesy of Porta-BotePhotos courtesy of Dometic and Lagostina 288 In your response to a reader in the April 2011 Mailport, you suggest that the installation of a “solenoid valve” in...