A few years ago while sailing my PDQ catamaran, we struck something hard and bent the rudder so badly that the top of the trailing edge jammed against the hull. Fortunately, could disconnect the rod linking the two rudders, and get home with just one rudder. While often the rudder and stock are usually removed […]
Battery manufacturers want their batteries recharged to 100-percent state of charge after each discharge. In reality, few cruising boats (or any boats kept on a mooring) return their batteries to 100-percent state of charge after each cycle. If this partial state of charge operation continues, your very expensive AGM battery will soon perform no better, if not worse, than a common deep-cycle flooded battery bank. To keep that from happening, we have a few tips.