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October 3, 2007 - 4:11pmPrepare Yourself
-explanatory: plan ahead to stay out of trouble. Don't, for example, set off in hurricane season. Have your engine ... -overboard procedure and launching the life raft. Even a task, such as checking the engine oil, that is so simple ... engine manufacturer to teach those basic skills. For too many skippers, cruising is synonymous ...
March 22, 2011 - 11:40amChoose the Right Tender
are higher in Europe, boaters on the other side of the Atlantic don’t automatically demand the biggest engine ... will make the engine work harder to ferry people back and forth between the mother vessel and shore. If you ...
July 17, 2009 - 2:07pmCooling 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 ...
February 19, 2010 - 3:50pmFuel Systems 101
, and delivers the goods. Diesel engines don't have sparkplugs. Instead, cylinders ... in recent engines. MAN's 12-cylinder marine diesel, for example, once produced 1,200 horsepower. Electronic ... .man-mec.com ). Even on an older diesel, that moment of fuel injection defines how well the engine runs, how much fuel ...
January 26, 2010 - 12:27pmWhat A Blast!
is the installation of backfire flame arrestors on inboard gasoline engines. These devices attach to the carburetor or throttle body atop the engine, where an air filter might normally be on a car engine. They function ... boats for decades. If you have inboard gas engines, make sure you have a flame arrestor in place on each ...
March 24, 2009 - 11:03amBreathing Easy: Engineroom Ventilation
engines-or worse. For thousands of years, boaters relied on wind to get ... . Or did it? A pair of 1,000-horsepower engines draws 4,000 cubic feet of air per minute through their cylinders, necessary both to burn fuel and dissipate engine heat. Without a clean, cool breeze coming ...
December 1, 2010 - 5:23pmHow 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 ...
July 26, 2010 - 11:50amOffshore Safety Lessons
of things to come—the engine’s temperature was higher than normal. But why worry? We were finally underway ... running the engine for about 30 minutes to charge the batteries, it overheated and had to be shut down ... a secondary halyard, and with three of the crew still sick, I proceeded to troubleshoot the engine problem ...
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January 26, 2010 - 4:48pmCover Charge
and maximum caps on coverages." Engine warranties are critical: They cover the most complex and important parts of a yacht's systems. "Most of the engine manufacturers have a five-year warranty [that diminishes ... . If you blow an engine up, you're looking at maybe a $200,000 motor, but you're just paying for the labor ...
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