Maintenance & DIY

KEP Marine Vessel Monitoring System Scalable for Any Size Boat

KEP Marine Vessel Monitoring System Scalable for Any Size Boat

KEP Marine offers an Intelligent Vessel Monitoring System that will add value, usability and safety to almost any-size boat.

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Annual Top 10 Boat Names List from BoatUS

Annual Top 10 Boat Names List from BoatUS

BoatUS recently released its annual list of the top 10 boat names in the U.S. Is your boat name on the list?

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VesselVanguard Plans, Tracks Your Boat Maintenance

Written by on January 22, 2014 in Boat Systems, Maintenance & DIY, Technology with 2 Comments
VesselVanguard Plans, Tracks Your Boat Maintenance

VesselVanguard, the brainchild of CEO Donald Hyde, is a web-based service that organizes, tracks and alerts you to your boat’s maintenance requirements.

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Vessel Assist San Diego Refloats Sunken Nordhavn 75 EYF

Written by on March 15, 2011 in Maintenance & DIY, People & Profiles, seamanship with 0 Comments
Vessel Assist San Diego Refloats Sunken Nordhavn 75 EYF

Vessel Assist San Diego routinely performs some pretty amazing salvage work, but refloating a 150-ton Nordhavn 75 EYF that sank in its slip in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, was an especially prodigious effort since it required driving all the proper salvage equipment 24 hours down the Mexican penninsula. You can read the full story […]

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How to Mark Your Anchor Chain

How to Mark Your Anchor Chain

This post is the result of an item on Jeffrey Siegel’s personal blog, Taking Paws, on which he and his wife Karen document their travels aboard aCappella, a 53′ RPH DeFever trawler.  The subject of marking your anchor chain is a popular one on forums and discussion boards around the boating world, and one of the […]

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Sea Sense Adds Trawler Training on Chesapeake

Sea Sense Adds Trawler Training on Chesapeake

Sea Sense has added single-engine trawler training on Chesapeake Bay from Annapolis, MD.  These new courses are both the traditional scheduled classes for women as well as customized instructional charters for couples, families, and groups.  Training is conducted aboard a new, 47-foot Selene trawler, fully equipped from galley to flybridge with every modern amenity. You […]

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Video Debut: The Underway Series from OceanLines, Episode 1

Video Debut: The Underway Series from OceanLines, Episode 1

By way of introducing this new video series, let me re-state what will become obvious to you:  I am a writer. And writers may have great ideas for video but viewers will likely suffer a bit while the writer learns to be a filmmaker. And with that ugly excuse for the quality of our first […]

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Sushi Run Boats Prepare for 2010 Continuation

Sushi Run Boats Prepare for 2010 Continuation

Ken Williams, who, with his wife Roberta, owns the Nordhavn 68 Sans Souci, reports that the 2010 cruising season for the boats of the Great Siberian Sushi Run (GSSR) is approaching. In an email today to followers of his blog, Williams reports that the boats, which traveled from Seattle, Washington to Osaka Japan last year, […]

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Diesel Delivered to You at Anchor

Diesel Delivered to You at Anchor

Passing through Miami or Fort Lauderdale and need fuel? How about having it delivered to you at anchor by Peterson Fuel Delivery. They’ve been doing it for almost ten years but I didn’t know about it until Jeff and Karen Siegel took advantage of the service and wrote it up in their cruise blog, TakingPaws. […]

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Interlux Recalls New Compass Varnish

Interlux Recalls New Compass Varnish

Sometimes I guess you can just have too much of a good thing. The case in point here is Interlux’s new Compass varnish, introduced last fall, which incorporated a new, fast-drying chemistry. Unfortunately, it seems to be just a little bit too fast-drying. An OceanLines reader in North Carolina noticed cans of the varnish being […]

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KVH Offers Rebates on Smaller SAT TV Antennae

KVH Offers Rebates on Smaller SAT TV Antennae

KVH Industries said today that it will offer rebates up to $200 through the end of April on its TracVision M1 and M3 satellite TV systems.  The M1 and M3 systems are typically used on smaller boats, although the M3DX unit, with its HDTV capability could easily serve as the workhorse on almost any size […]

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Women Learning About Canal Cruising With Sea Sense

Women Learning About Canal Cruising With Sea Sense

Sea Sense, the St. Petersburg, Florida-based sailing and powerboating school for women, is offering a new international class on Ireland’s Shannon River and canals. Every year, the company offers a different international course, with previous locations including various Caribbean locales, as well as Italy, Greece, France and Tahiti.  The 2010 course will be aboard a […]

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List of Simrad Electronics Eligible for Rebates

List of Simrad Electronics Eligible for Rebates

Simrad Yachting said customers purchasing certain new marine electronics products from authorized dealers are entitled to rebates up to $200. While the program runs til the end of June, customers who purchased eligible products beginning February 8, 2010 are also eligible for the rebates. That’s a nice touch. Here’s a list provided by Simrad of […]

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KVH Offers Rebates for Upgrades to HD7 Sat TV System

KVH Offers Rebates for Upgrades to HD7 Sat TV System

KVH Industries said today that current TracVision satellite TV customers can upgrade to the latest HD7 system and get a rebate of up to $2,000, depending on which system they are upgrading. The promotion runs through June 30, 2010. The deal requires the customer to return to KVH the old system’s circuit boards via an […]

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Polish Your Diesel Nonstop

Polish Your Diesel Nonstop

Parker Hannifin has a remarkable new fuel polishing system that has been designed specifically to run nonstop, using extremely small amounts of electricity and with a design that makes it seem nearly immortal when compared to conventional pumps. The new FPM-050 Fuel Polishing Module (click on the photo above for a larger view) consists of […]

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