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Got Leaks?

Tracking down an exterior fresh water leak aboard a boat might be the most frustrating service issue a boater can face.  That nagging drip whenever the rain blows hard onto the forward port quarter ... or the puddle on the galley counter that's there every time you leave the boat... Continue reading
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Getting Your Boat Ready for Spring: Replacing Your Battery

If it's time for a new battery for your boat, the main decision you'll have to make is: wet cell or AGM? The most common - and least expensive choice - is a wet, or flooded cell battery.  They provide lots of cranking amperage, making them excellent choices as starting batteries. Wet cell batteries... Continue reading
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Sailors: Don’t Neglect Your Winches

If it's been a while since you serviced your sailboat's winches, this before and after shot should speak for itself. Regular maintenance prolongs the life of these expensive machines and keeps them functioning properly. Although they may look just fine on the outside, poor maintenance results in friction and inefficiency... Continue reading
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NOAA Invites Public Comment on the Draft National Charting Plan

NOAA invites public comment on the recently released National Charting Plan. Comments are due by midnight, June 1, 2017. The National Charting Plan is a strategy to improve NOAA nautical chart coverage, products, and distribution. It describes the evolving state of marine navigation and nautical chart production, and outlines actions... Continue reading