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May 21, 2010 - 3:07pmYachting: The Diesel Dilemma
, diesel engines have gained a third more horsepower and burn less fuel to reach it. Repowering with new engines can rekindle the spark in a beloved but aging boat. But the investment also carries a long-term commitment to that boat, and projects often include not just new engines but also updates to many ship ...
October 31, 2011 - 9:34amABYC and NMEA Standards
of boat systems, ranging from engine and drivetrain installations to air conditioning. Most who hold ... recent and much more sophisticated NMEA 2000 goes far beyond, incorporating electronic engines, controls ...
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October 1, 2010 - 7:54amHustle and Flow
, yacht owners can make sure their engines get diesel that’s ready to burn ... any problems that arose. Engines today are much less tolerant of common fuel problems, so owners have ... microns to stay within engine manufacturer’s warranty specifications. Secondary filters — those mounted ...
July 17, 2009 - 1:07pmCooling System Tips
're finally headed out on that long-awaited cruise, but two hours into the trip, one of your engine ... 's engines aren't marginal, like they often were in the '70s and '80s. If you're servicing them every two ... marine diesel engines cool themselves by circulating antifreeze through the engine and then circulating ...
December 1, 2010 - 4:23pmHow to Properly Maintain Davits
are blocked. He also advises against towing jet boats. “It forces water into the engine,” Bohne says. “That’s a $15,000 mistake.” Ethanol-blended gasoline is also causing expensive engine repairs. “I ... penetrations that could leak water in. For trouble-free tenders, he also recommends changing engine cooling ...
January 26, 2010 - 12:53pmClutch Situation
-forgotten-transmission might leave you spinning your wheels. I am often asked about engine ... , they may leave a working engine with no way to transfer power to the propeller. A transmission problem can be devious: When an engine fails, the propeller stops spinning, but a neglected transmission could lock ...
April 16, 2009 - 12:11pmPropeller Design
, "Probably." His 76-foot Lazzara was built in 1994, when engines offered a third less horsepower for their size and weight. His engines struggle just below cruise rpm and the propellers vibrate as the boat ... better use of his engines, and also his fuel budget. New propellers probably won't increase his ...
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June 18, 2009 - 1:02pmSystem Check
that dinghy batteries are charged, engines start, and drain plugs are installed before launching. Engines ... a new spark plug. If the boat was stored without running stabilizer through the engine first ... trouble, idle the engines and select a course that won't roll the peanut butter out of a jar ...
August 11, 2010 - 10:55amSafety Preparations
. For large yachts, Hone wants an engineer, a mate, a chef, and a chief stewardess aboard at least a month ... , clamps, and seals, and verify shaft alignment. Ensure the cooling- water flow from engines to shaft seals ...
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