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Marine Electrical Systems, Vol. 3: Panels, Monitors, Charging eBook from Practical Sailor

DIY Installation Tips From the Pros

We made some calls to a few well-respected boat yards and asked their electricians what problems they have experienced with customer-installed (DIY) breaker panel...

Hydro Generators

Back in 1992, a friend of ours competed in the OSTAR (Observer Single-handed Transatlantic Race). Onboard electrical demands, especially from electronics, had recently grown,...
Marine Cleaners: Specialty Marine Cleaners eBook from Practical Sailor

Top 2 Grease Cleaners vs. Homemade Recipe

Sailors - cruising sailors in particular - are famously thrifty. When each saved dollar translates to another mile voyaging, the incentive to save is...
Marine Cleaners: Specialty Marine Cleaners eBook from Practical Sailor

Extend the Life of Your Sail

Sails aren’t cheap, and it makes sense to maintain them just as you would maintain a diesel engine or a set of winches. Sails...
Marine Cleaners: Specialty Marine Cleaners eBook from Practical Sailor

The Do’s and Don’ts of Cleaning Your Boat

When it comes to maintaining lines, running rigging, ropes and sails, using the right cleaner takes a backseat to using the right cleaning method....
Marine Cleaners: Specialty Marine Cleaners eBook from Practical Sailor

Which Specialty Cleaners Do You Need?

When it comes to marine cleaners, there’s no end to the choices available – as it should be, since there’s seemingly no end to...
Marine Cleaners: Gelcoat Restoration & Maintenance eBook from Practical Sailor

How To Safely Remove the Dreaded “ICW Mustache”

We’ve all seen it. That slow buildup of brown discoloration along a boat’s waterline, sometimes growing with time to a darker brown or gray...
Marine Cleaners: Gelcoat Restoration & Maintenance eBook from Practical Sailor

Tips for Gelcoat Maintenance

Painting fiberglass boats is a huge business. The development of high-gloss, long-lived polyurethanes means you can get multiple years out of a paint job....

Tips on Preventing Mildew Growth on Boats and Sails

The best way to fight mildew onboard is to keep it from ever starting in the first place. Prevention is your best defense. When...

Bilge Absorbers

The second you drop a loaded oil filter into your bilge, you realize that the most important piece of gear on your boat is...

The Cheap Big Cruising Sailboat – Endeavour 42

Interested in a 40-45 foot cruising sailboat? Sailing Florida or the Bahamas and need a shoal draft sailboat that’s big enough to be a...

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Aluminum Cruisers: The Basics for First-Time Buyers

Even a quick glance at the commercial maritime industry highlights the value of aluminum vessels. Their inherent durability, strength and resistance to corrosion makes...