I recently received a query from a reader regarding a requirement for double hose clamps on all of the hoses in his boat's fuel system. It seems that during a recent survey for insurance the surveyor recommended that double clamps be added "based on ABYC Standards". The reader is a little confused because the boat hasn't been modified since new 6 years ago. So, what's the real deal here?
This one is easy to answer. The ABYC does NOT require that double hose clamps be used anywhere in your ...
Ed demonstrating how to use electrical test equipment to an adult ed group
Over this past weekend I received an inquiry from John asking about where he might find some good training opportunities to learn about his diesel engine and electrical system.
Hey Ed- "I have been a sailboat owner for many years, but have never learned about maintaining a diesel engine or the electrical system. Where can I get training that is better than a generalized overview; training that would be practical ...
Rick writes in with a really good question about his batteries and Prosine 2.0 Inverter charger. I'm going to share this one because I'll bet many of you have similar questions/concerns.
Prosine 2.0 Inverter charger is shown in the center-upper unit with yellow trim.
I spent a bit of time over the past weekend looking over some of the many photos I take whenever I serve as a Boat Of The Year judge for Cruising World Magazine. Sometimes I wonder why I take the hundreds of photos I always manage to shoot during our boat inspections. Primarily the photos I take are to either illustrate really good and innovative things I see being done with on board systems installations; or, sometimes the photos are to illustrate things that absolutely drive me crazy when ...
Since I talk a lot on this site about messy wiring and what to do and what not to do, it occured to me that pictures can indeed say a thousand words.. One of the common questions I get goes something like this: "Hey Ed, you are always talking about workmanship and carefully crafted wiring installations. OK, what's the difference?"
Well it must be "how to" season as I'm starting to hear from many of our readers and they have a broad range of questions from the complex, to the seemingly simple. A few day's ago a fellow named Ed sent us a query that seems pretty simple. Here it is:
“hi Ed- i have to add lights and a radio to my boat. i have the switch and fuse box but i dont know about the neg and the ground wire connection.”