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Two AIS Numbers

by Gordon West, Posted June 18, 2014

I have a Boat U.S.-issued MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity) number for my VHF radio, and now I’m adding a Garmin AIS 600 Class B transponder.


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Galvanic Problems

by Nigel Calder, Posted June 18, 2014

In the August 2010 issue, Nigel Calder discussed zinc corrosion. As recommended I installed a galvanic isolator in an attempt to stop rapid zinc corrosion and blistering


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Q I’m trying to figure out why the paddle-wheel transducer for my Raymarine ST60 knot log is registering incorrectly...


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I was intrigued by your answer about the loose-footed main (“Keep it Loose” Dec. 2013) and thought I could do the same on my boat. I also have a bolt rope foot that fits in a groove on the boom...


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Many times while sailing my Precision 23 on our local lake I find myself reefing my main and roller-reefing the jib to almost nothing to keep the boat from excessive heeling when the wind is 20 knots...


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