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- Aug 21, 2014
- Aug 15, 2014
- Jul 24, 2014
"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
"I’m building a 42-foot cutter that I hope to launch this year, and my present sailplan is a fractional rig with running backstays. I plan to use a carbon-fiber mast, but I want to do away with the runners. Can a rigger redesign the standing rigging—particularly the chainplate locations—or will I have to redo the whole sailplan? And if that’s what’s required, where should I go to get a new