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This gallery displays some of the various articles I've written for web sites, magazines and owners associations. If you were linked here from another site I apologize, in advance, that all the articles are not here for viewing. Enjoy these free "how to" articles:


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Compass Marine Web Store
:: Compass Marine Web Store ::
Help Support This Site
:: Help Support This Site ::
Re-Bedding Deck  Hardware With Bed-It Butyl Tape
:: Re-Bedding Deck Hardware With Bed-It Butyl Tape ::
***Buy Bed-It Butyl Tape***
:: ***Buy Bed-It Butyl Tape***  ::
About / Member ABYC
:: About / Member ABYC ::
Installing A Battery Monitor
:: Installing A Battery Monitor ::
Installing A Marine Battery Charger
:: Installing A Marine Battery Charger ::
Seacock & Thru-Hull Primer/Pre Information
:: Seacock & Thru-Hull Primer/Pre Information ::
Servicing Tapered Cone Seacocks
:: Servicing Tapered Cone Seacocks ::
Replacing Thru-Hulls and Seacocks
:: Replacing Thru-Hulls and Seacocks ::
Seacock Failure Testing
:: Seacock Failure Testing ::
Seacock Backing Plates / Alternate Method / No Through Bolts
:: Seacock Backing Plates / Alternate Method / No Through Bolts ::
Installing A  Seacock & Thru-Hull Fitting In A New Location
:: Installing A Seacock & Thru-Hull Fitting In A New Location ::
Proper Installation of Double Hose Clamps
:: Proper Installation of Double Hose Clamps ::
External Strainers - OMG
:: External Strainers - OMG ::
Changing A Raw Water Pump Impeller
:: Changing A Raw Water Pump Impeller ::
Rebuilding A Raw Water Pump
:: Rebuilding A Raw Water Pump ::
Fresh Water System Winterizing
:: Fresh Water System Winterizing ::
Engine - Winter Freeze Protection
:: Engine - Winter Freeze Protection ::
Engine Temp Monitoring & Over Heating Baseline Assessment
:: Engine Temp Monitoring & Over Heating Baseline Assessment ::
Autopsy A Westerbeke / Universal Marine Heat Exchanger
:: Autopsy A Westerbeke / Universal Marine Heat Exchanger ::
Rebuilding A Perko Bronze Sea Strainer
:: Rebuilding A Perko Bronze Sea Strainer ::
Installing New Found Metals Stainless Portlights
:: Installing New Found Metals Stainless Portlights ::
Making a New Stereo Cabinet
:: Making a New Stereo Cabinet ::
Understanding the Moisture Meter / Electrophysics CT-33
:: Understanding the Moisture Meter / Electrophysics CT-33 ::
Sealing Deck Penetrations to Prevent Core Rot
:: Sealing Deck Penetrations to Prevent Core Rot ::
NavPod Installation Tips
:: NavPod Installation Tips ::
Re-Packing A Traditional Stuffing Box
:: Re-Packing A Traditional Stuffing Box ::
PSS Shaft Seal Installation
:: PSS Shaft Seal Installation ::
Replacing A Cutlass Bearing (Sleeve Bearing)
:: Replacing A Cutlass Bearing (Sleeve Bearing) ::
Replacing Motor Mounts  & The Obstacles
:: Replacing Motor Mounts & The Obstacles ::
A New Prop Shaft
:: A New Prop Shaft ::
Lap Fitting A Propeller To A Shaft
:: Lap Fitting A Propeller To A Shaft ::
Marine Wire Termination
:: Marine Wire Termination ::
New Depth Sounder With An Old Transducer
:: New Depth Sounder With An Old Transducer ::
Easy VHF Connections
:: Easy VHF Connections ::
Making  Your Own Battery Cables
:: Making Your Own Battery Cables ::
Inverter Inefficiency
:: Inverter Inefficiency ::
Rebuilding A Westerbeke Alternator
:: Rebuilding A Westerbeke Alternator ::
Leece-Neville 8MR Series Alternator External Regulation Conversion
:: Leece-Neville 8MR Series Alternator External Regulation Conversion ::
Universal Diesel Wiring Harness Upgrade
:: Universal Diesel Wiring Harness Upgrade ::
Universal Diesel M-25 Alternator Upgrade
:: Universal Diesel M-25 Alternator Upgrade ::
Universal M-25 XPB Alternator Upgrade
:: Universal M-25 XPB Alternator Upgrade ::
Installing A Raymarine Rudder Position Sensor
:: Installing A Raymarine Rudder Position Sensor ::
M-25 Air Filter & PCV Valve Upgrade
:: M-25 Air Filter & PCV Valve Upgrade ::
Rebuilding A Racor Turbine Filter
:: Rebuilding A Racor Turbine Filter ::
Replacing A Facet Fuel Pump Filter
:: Replacing A Facet Fuel Pump Filter ::
Replacing A Fuel Tank
:: Replacing A Fuel Tank ::
Does An Empty Tank Condensate?
:: Does An Empty Tank Condensate? ::
Mooring Preparation & Precautions
:: Mooring Preparation & Precautions ::
Measuring A Lead Acid Battery State of Charge
:: Measuring A Lead Acid Battery State of Charge ::
Anchor Scope Illustrated
:: Anchor Scope Illustrated ::
Installing A Small Marine Solar System
:: Installing A Small Marine Solar System ::
Cleaning & Greasing A Lewmar England Winch
:: Cleaning & Greasing A Lewmar "England" Winch ::
Universal M-18 & M-25 Alternator Bracket Upgrade
:: Universal M-18 & M-25 Alternator Bracket Upgrade ::
Installing An Electromaax Alternator & Serpentine Pulley Kit
:: Installing An Electromaax Alternator & Serpentine Pulley Kit ::
Installing A Solbian Solar Panel
:: Installing A Solbian Solar Panel ::
Wire Labeling
:: Wire Labeling ::
Testing A Galvanic Isolator
:: Testing A Galvanic Isolator ::
Installation & Orientation of Flooded Batteries
:: Installation & Orientation of Flooded Batteries ::
Effect of Winter on Battery Self Discharge
:: Effect of Winter on Battery Self Discharge ::
Battery Bank Fusing
:: Battery Bank Fusing ::
Terminating Small Wires
:: Terminating Small Wires ::
Fusing Voltage Drop
:: Fusing Voltage Drop ::
Terminating Solar MC-4 Connectors
:: Terminating Solar MC-4 Connectors ::
Vinegar In The Head..?
:: Vinegar In The Head..? ::
Battery Meltdown Averted
:: Battery Meltdown Averted ::
The Hall of FAIL
:: The Hall of FAIL ::
Shore Power Cords - SmartPlug vs. 1938
:: Shore Power Cords - SmartPlug vs. 1938 ::
Chart Plotter Mount For Edson Pedestals
:: Chart Plotter Mount For Edson Pedestals ::
iPad Charging - How Much Energy?
:: iPad Charging - How Much Energy? ::
LiFePO4 Batteries - Thoughts & Musings
:: LiFePO4 Batteries - Thoughts & Musings ::
Do I Need A Solar Charge Controller ??
:: Do I Need A Solar Charge Controller ?? ::
Smart Gauge Battery Monitoring Unit
:: Smart Gauge Battery Monitoring Unit ::
Testing A Marine Fuel Sending Unit
:: Testing A Marine Fuel Sending Unit ::