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SpeedsealLife Kit Test Update

...a rotating brass disk that rotates with the pump impeller. In a typical water-cooled inboard engine, the seawater pump’s nitrile or neoprene impeller rubs against a stationary brass plate (the...

Worthwhile Advice from Hose Manufacturers

...harmful. However, this is one more reason why greasing head pumps with heavy silicone grease at the start of each season is a far better practice than the often-suggested practice...

In the Wake of a Storm

...the waterline to avoid back siphoning. We still don’t trust it and keep the pumps seacock closed when not in use. Its possible to install a check valve in the...

PS Bench Tests BilgeKleen Filter

...fill a container of known quantity over three separate runs and averaged them to determine the pump’s flow rate. We then installed the Centek filter, conducted a few test runs...

Testers Search for an All-star LED Spotlight

...rechargeable pack. The CPX 6 pack has adapters for charging by 12-volt and 120-volt, and can power other Coleman products such as lanterns and pumps. Testers found that shaking the...

Engine Maintenance: Keeping Your Fuel Clean

...and leak. It draws 150 mA per hour and pumps 50 gallons of fuel every 24 hours. Two gallons an hour doesn’t seem like a lot, but the concept here...

Mailport: 05/15/04

One More on Solder/Crimp [Re: “Strippers and Crimpers,” August 15, 2003, Don Grayson in Mailport, February 1, 2004, and “Critical Connections” in “Electric Bilge Pumps,” February 15, 2004] Soldering has...

Mailport: 07/15/04

...about buying a replacement pump ring and the arrogant response was that they only sell pumps, they don’t sell spare parts. Thanks to your report, I’m going to check out...

PS Advisor: 11/15/04

...also advises removing all sails, dodgers, etc. and securing the boom. And, check all your lines and chafe gear, along with bilge pumps and batteries, and be sure your insurance...

Portable Cabin Heaters

...pumps. The heater fans ranged from the mid-50s to high 60s on the decibel meter; in prior tests, PS found that the quietest freshwater pump was at 75 decibels. Finally,...