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Staring Down Engine Trouble
"The longevity and robustness of the diesel engine is well-known. Unfortunately, most sail auxiliaries never get the opportunity to wear out—they die of neglect and lack of essential, yet usually minor, service."

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Staring Down Engine Trouble      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 10, 2004 )

Can Your Cooling System Take the Heat?
"Contrary to popular belief, the primary function of your engine’s cooling system isn’t to keep the engine cool but rather to maintain its operating temperature at a peak average that will produce optimum efficiency. How this system works depends upon whether your boat’s engine is raw-water cooled or cooled by the more desirable—and popular—closed cooling system. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Can Your Cooling System Take the Heat?      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 10, 2004 )

The Sensible Fuel System
"Components immersed in diesel fuel are self-lubricating and, therefore, long lasting. This high lubricity is particularly important in the fuel-delivery system, where the tolerances—the specified clearances between moving parts—can be infinitesimal. These minute tolerances call for clean, pure fuel—no water, air, or solid contaminants. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Sensible Fuel System      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 10, 2004 )

The Ghost in Your Machine
"The first step toward mastering your diesel engine is understanding the basic principles behind it. So it’s only natural that we begin our in-depth series with a fundamental look at these mechanical marvels. We’ll also examine the essential innards that keep them chugging along. In subsequent articles, we’ll delve deeper into the engine and discuss troubleshooting, routine maintenance, and common repairs so that if your engine ever rattles to a stop, you’ll know why and you’ll have half a chance of fixing it yourself. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Ghost in Your Machine      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 10, 2004 )

Sharing Trade Secrets -- The Bottom Line
"These tips from the pros on how to handle preparation for and application of bottom paint will help you do a first-rate job and launch on time "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Sharing Trade Secrets -- The Bottom Line      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 10, 2004 )

A Strong Stanchion to Save Your Life
"In each case, saltwater and rainwater leaks result. Telltale brown stains then will appear inside lockers, above the pilot berth, or on the cabin liner, usually (but not necessarily) directly beneath a stanchion. Leaks can run along stringers and liners, emerging some distance from the source. But leak damage isn’t just cosmetic. It can rot interior woodwork or saturate a deck core, leading to delamination, structural degradation and costly repairs. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: A Strong Stanchion to Save Your Life      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 10, 2004 )

Find It, Fix It, Maintain It
"Good seamanship means always looking for trouble. When you drop a sail, look for signs of chafe. When you adjust the wind vane, notice whether the control lines are tight enough. When you retrieve something from a locker, feel whether it is the least bit damp. "

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Find It, Fix It, Maintain It      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 10, 2004 )

Everest Horizontal Capsized
"Pounding on a close reach, Everest's stiff carbon hull sounds like the inside of a drum, and I'd become used to it. So when Rick and I heard two sharp bangs, I looked up, but I was unconcerned. Rick asked, "Was that the keel?" I snorted derisively, "No, that's not the keel," and went back to my sports page. But Rick was right; it was the keel. Everest was mortally wounded and began to show it by heeling sharply"

( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Everest Horizontal Capsized      Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 10, 2004 )

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The Complete Trailer Sailor
Simple Sailor 1
Simple Sailor 2
Phil Bolger 1
Phil Bolger 2
On Island Time
Marvin Creamer 1
Marvin Creamer 2
Jay Fitzgerald 1
Jay Fitzgerald 2
Container Yachts
Ancient Mariners 1
Ancient Mariners 2
EarthNC Plus
Mike Harker
Cast Off
Chief of Watertribe 1
Chief of Watertribe 2
Dave and Anke 1
Dave and Anke 2
Michael Storer 1
Michael Storer 2
Serge Testa
Floating Fox
Fine Tolerance 1
Fine Tolerance 2
Mississippi voyage
Lugnut 1
Lugnut 2
Robby Smith 1
Robby Smith 2
Sailing Grace
Jimmy Cornell
Webb Chiles 1
Webb Chiles 2
John Wellsford 1
John Wellsford 2
Shane St. Clair 1
Shane St. Clair 2
Capt. Dave Kyser
Hugh Horton
American Eagle
Trekka 1
Trekka 2
Black Swan
Bluesphere Update
Kruger Canoes 1
Kruger Canoes 2
Chesapeake Light Craft
Don Backe of CRAB
Sven Yrvind 1
Sven Yrvind 2
Spirit of S.C.
Gannon & Benjamin
Center for wooden boats
Canal Boat
Caribbean Compass
Mahina Expeditions
Exit Only Part 1
Exit Only Part 2
Graham Byrnes
SoCal Potters
World Cruising Club
Saving Old Seagulls
Grahame Shannon
Spanish and French
Mico Verde
Ministry of Rum
Silver Donald Cameron
Community Boating
George Buehler
The Venturers Cruise
Ted Brewer
Managing the Waterways
The Haskells
Paul Lutus part 1
Paul Lutus part 2
Reese Palley
Fix it and sail
Pete Goss
George Moffett
Good Old Boat
Ellen Landrum
Celestial Navigation
Nick Moloney
Iceblink part 1
Iceblink part 2
Outward Bound
Lin and Larry Pardey part 1
Lin and Larry Pardey part 2
Jeff Hazzard
Boat Surveys
Schooner to Cuba part 1
Schooner to Cuba part 2
Lightning and Sailboats
Microcruising part 1
Microcruising part 2
Around in 8 Feet part 1
Around in 8 Feet part 2
Stickers and Vacation
Sandy Mackinnon part 1
Sandy Mackinnon part 2
The Naked Lady
Eileen Quinn
Gunkhole Marine
Sir Chay Blyth
Kruise for Kids
Project Bluesphere
Celestial Navigation
Distant Shores part 1
Distant Shores part 2
Red Rock Sailing
Luke and DD part 1
Luke and DD part 2
Google Earth
Island Packet Yachts
Offshore Sailing School
Aviva Challenge
Sea Pearl 21
Karen Hansen
Flying scott
Hunter Marine
My first sailboat
Delphi yachts
Lats and Atts
Doyle Ploch
Spirit Investigations
Running aground
Luke part 1
Luke part 2
More Luke stories
Kite Quest 200
The Elusive First 3 Shows!

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