- Apr 21, 2015
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- Mar 19, 2015
"Is it true that putting portable electronics like GPS receivers, EPIRBs and handheld radios in the ship’s oven will protect their circuitry in the event of a direct lightning strike?"
Gordon West replies:
Your ship’s oven will, in fact, act like a Faraday cage, and if properly grounded, most anything
James Caven of San Diego, California, asks:
"I’ve been reading some older “how-to” sailing books and one describes a technique for taking a jib or genoa sheet out to the end of the main boom when reaching. Is this worth the trouble? Is it a commonly used method today? I assume it is to open up the sheeting angle. Is there an easier way to achieve the same
"What’s the best sealant to use when reinstalling windows?"
Don Casey replies:
If you are talking about plastic windows, do not use polysulfide sealants, because the solvents they contain will cause the plastic to harden and crack. The adhesion of polyurethane sealants is compromised by the