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Top 10 Products for 1999

...as, say, a bilge pump that pumps 40% more than its nearest competitor, and costs the same. Evaluations of other gear, to which it is difficult to ascribe numerical performance...

Tow or Salvage?

...the process, the salvor, Immel’s Marine, yanked off the boat’s windlass and dragged the boat backwards across the reef. After she was towed to deeper water, the salvor’s pumps couldn’t...

Mailport: anchoring etiquette, stern-tied boats, and wind generators

...CANNOT be tested until then. This problem applies to life rafts, EPIRBS, PLBs, MOB radios, tethers, fire extinguishers, emergency bilge pumps, EVERYTHING that we count on to work in extremis,...

Seamanship in a New Era

...a pier or landing a tender in a small swells/waves The onboard engineer – describe in detail how each major system works -repair/replace pumps, drive belts, alternator, filters etc. -diagnose...
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The Get-Home Sailboat Tool Kit

...for swimming. Electrical Boat Repairs Drew Frye Electrical problems can be related to the engine, but running lights and sump pumps are also vital. The trouble is usually a broken...

Air Conditioning for Sailboats

...we know of stem from installation shortcomings, usually in the raw water suction design. High intake loops that collect air result in unreliable operation. Oversized water pumps cause premature wear...

Mailport: December 2010

I thought the letter in the November 2010 Mailport about how black antifouling paint worked better than other colors was interesting. I have not seen that any color works better...

Hassle-free Pumpouts

...as adding about 22 feet of vertical lift, which most pumps cant overcome. Start the pump and allow 10-20 seconds for vacuum to build. Hold the cone adapter firmly in...

Stopping Centerboard Pin Corrosion

...occur over time as well. Id also recommend a careful inspection of bilge wiring for pumps and float switches. When there is stray-current corrosion, this is usually the source. The...

Mailport: February 2021

...with a uniform 20 pedal pumps of a plastic mop spinner. As for the O-Cedar spinner, it worked well. We wouldn’t bother with it unless we were cruising full-time, in...
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