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Solar-powered Bilge Pumps Bail Out Small Boats

SeaJouleBased in New York, SeaJoule Marine Inc. manufactures two solar bilge pumps, one with a fixed solar panel and one with a remote panel;...

S/V Balaena Skipper Andy O’Grady Offers Advice on Extending the Life of Wet-Cell Batteries

Photos by Andy O’Grady 288 While building Balæna, I was sure that we would never need a large battery capacity. With no electronic navigation aids and...

S/V Balaena Skipper Andy O’Grady Offers Advice on Extending the Life of Wet-Cell Batteries

• 85-amp alternator: Our Bosch alternator is a heavy-duty, high-output automotive model, internationally available, and therefore, inexpensive and easily serviced and repaired. The built-in...

Solo Sailor’s Gear Box

The 30th anniversary of the Singlehanded TransPac (SHTP), which starts July 12, includes an entry list of widely diverse designs with most of the...

Solo Sailor’s Gear Box

The 30th anniversary of the Singlehanded TransPac (SHTP), which starts July 12, includes an entry list of widely diverse designs with most of the...