Archive for the ‘Technical’ Category

SWIMMING IN GARBAGE

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

If your boat is 26’ or larger, then you should have a placard displayed aboard, setting standards of what and where we are permitted to dump into the sea.  (If you don’t have one, call me.) This placard is required by the USCG (US Coast Guard, as stated in CFR 33  151).    But, effective January…Read More »

Electrolysis……. What’s That ?

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

    It’s a term that’s widely misused.    Many times as boaters, we hear (and use) the word electrolysis.  But what is it……. Really ? In the marine world, we are used to speaking about corrosion and/or decomposition of the underwater metal components of our vessels as suffering from electrolysis.  If we better understand what…Read More »

12 Volt Batteries

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Have you ever wondered what all those terms and acronyms refer to when shopping for a new boat or RV battery?  Terms like Deep-Cycle,  CCA, MCA, Ah and Gel don’t mean a thing to many of us.  But, those terms do indeed have meaning, and they can have an effect on your pocketbook, and/or the…Read More »