How-to: Maintenance

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    Volvo Ocean 65: Onboard Systems Analysis

    Ed Sherman
    May 30, 2015

    The gear on these round-the-world racers is high-tech and low weight, but can it take what the ocean dishes out? …Read More

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    Do I Need Fuses for My Solar Panels and Wind Turbine?

    Ed Sherman
    May 22, 2015

    As long as wiring is sized properly, devices that can't produce more current than their maximum rated amperage don't require fuses or circuit breakers. …Read More

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    How Do I Prevent Chafe in a Wire Bundle?

    Ed Sherman
    Apr 30, 2015

    Like individual wires, bundles need to be secured against movement and protected from rough edges. …Read More

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    Why is My Holding Tank Gauge Inaccurate?

    Doug Logan
    Apr 10, 2015

    Capacitive sensors of the type shown don't have a great track record of indicating tank levels correctly. …Read More

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    How to Make Spring Boat Chores Fun: 5 Tips

    Carol Cronin
    Mar 28, 2015

    “Chores” and “fun” are two words that don’t go together, unless the word “boat” is also present. …Read More

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    Is Nylon Strapping OK for My Batteries?

    Ed Sherman
    Mar 27, 2015

    With sealed, valve-regulated batteries, nylon retaining straps shouldn't be subjected to corrosive vapors -- and if they are, they're still pretty reliable. …Read More

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