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- Feb 28, 2014
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- Jan 07, 2014
The cockpit lockers on my 20-foot trailersailer leak because the lid destroys any seal that is attached to it. I’ve resigned myself to needing a waterproof container for anything I store there, but I still have to deal with the water that has leaked in. My solution was to attach a small electric bilgepump (with a hose) to a handle.
I used 1/8" by 1" aluminum bar stock, which is easy to
"I know you have discussed using a multimeter to check a battery’s voltage. What does the reading mean? Will it tell me whether or not a battery should be replaced? My two house batteries, for example, read 12.82 and 12.36 volts."
Nigel Calder replies:
A specific voltage reading won’t tell
-- Dave Adams, Newington, Connecticut
Gordon West replies: Having a radar reflector is always a good idea; it can increase your boat’s target visibility by up to 6 miles.
-- Janet Margelli, Marina del Rey, California