Presumably, air cleaners are about dusty environments, and dust is a rare thing on the water. But is the engine room actually clean? We’ve seen a lot of dust from V-belts and insulation. Salt mist settles on every surface. In PS oil filter testing (see “Marine Oil Filter Comparison,” PS July 2019), we learned that […]
Being a team of diehard do-it-yourselfers, we decided to try our own hand at devising a workable solution to defeating line chafe. After fiddling with canvas, old fire hose, and even messing around with some Kevlar, we settled on leather—an old riggers standby.