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Category Archives: Boat Engine DIY & Maintenance Tips

Corrosion Protection, What Are the Numbers?

Corrosion Protection, What Are the Numbers?

One of the questions I get periodically is what the correct numbers should be when checking a boat for appropriate levels of cathodic protection. Or, written in proper lay terms (totally inappropriate technical terms): “So, what should the numbas be if I want to make sure my boat won’t get attacked by electrolysis?” Its a good question and deserves a Continue Reading »

The Difference Between RV & Marine System Components.

The Difference Between RV  & Marine System Components.

The similarities & Differences Between Recreational Vehicle System Components & Marine System components. The photo above does a pretty good job of illustrating a point I want to make regarding the similarities between recreational vehicle products and marine products as they regard systems components and equipment. Every now and then I get people suggesting to me that all of this gear and Continue Reading »

Check Out A Fully Restored 50 Year Old Carolina Fishing Boat

Check Out A Fully Restored 50 Year Old Carolina Fishing Boat

  I’m just back from one of my favorite events each year. About this time each Summer I serve as a judge at Mystic Seaport’s annual Antique and Classic boat rendezvous. This year was little light on the total number of boats exhibited, but that didn’t diminish the quality of the entries any.  The shot above is showing the engine Continue Reading »

ABYC Fuel System Standards For Using Double Hose Clamps.

ABYC Fuel System Standards For Using Double Hose Clamps.

When is Double Clamping A Fuel Pump Required On Your Boat’s Fuel System? There is some confusion out in the field over where double clamping is required in fuel system installations. The photo above illustrates the issue. In the photo you clearly see double hose clamps employed on a fuel line attached to the fuel filter. The potential problem with Continue Reading »

Senseing Excess Heat Build-up In Your Boats Exhaust System.

Senseing Excess Heat Build-up In Your Boats Exhaust System.

  Does Your Boat’s Engine Come Equiped With An Alarm To Sense When It Is Over Heating? This week’s post comes in the form of a question sent in by a reader. Question– Say, I’ve been digging around in my engine room getting ready for the upcoming boating season and I noticed something that seems weird to me on my Continue Reading »