Mailport & PS Advisor

Rob Wilson’s Beneteau 411 Sapphire finds a fine reach on Chesapeake Bay.

Mailport: fuel tanks, chain hooks, bilge pumps, and hypothermia

Simple tank fill advice from an old fuel oil delivery guy — when filling your boat diesel tank listen to the sound coming from the tank vent, it is attached directly to your tank. The fueling sound will change when the tank fills and fuel enters the vent line. Stop then. Don’t leave fuel sitting in your fill hose in the off-season.

Continue Reading

More Mailport & PS Advisor

Mailport: Pocket Cruisers

Regarding your recent Rhum Lines column regarding pocket cruisers (see “Four Types of Pocket Cruisers,”...

Mailport: Testing VHF Coaxial

There’s nothing quite like undefined acronyms and other jargon to alienate readers. What do SW or SWR mean?...

Mailport: Dustless Sanding

Regarding your recent Waypoints article about making your own dustless sander (see “Dustless Sander, PS April...

Mailport: Cold Weather Suits

Regarding your recent Inside Practical Sailor blog post “Drysuits vs. Survival Suits,” I raft the Colorado...

Mailport: Marelon Seacocks

Regarding your recent report on Seacocks (“Beneteau Responds to Seacock Query,” PS August 2018) I owned a...