Outboards
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Posted: May 20, 2004
Outboards

The dead man’s switch generally works by connecting the ignition circuitry to ground, thereby depriving the spark plug of the “spark.” When the little tab on the end of the red cord isn’t in place on the switch, the switch is on, closing contact internally, and establishing the ground connection. Often these switches become corroded and short out inside or become stuck in the on position. This may prevent the motor from starting even though you’ve inserted the tab. Although you should replace the switch as soon as possible (these switches ar...... Read More

The Ride Outside
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Posted: May 20, 2004




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A Winter’s Refit Tale-Part I May 15, 2004
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Posted: May 15, 2004
May 15, 2004 Newport, Rhode Island
41° 29.325 North
071° 19.319 West
A Winter’s Refit Tale-Part I
By Douglas Bernon





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Living Off The Sea - 5/13/04
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Posted: May 13, 2004
Living Off the Sea
May 13, 2004
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Death Free Docking
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Posted: May 06, 2004
Death Free Docking

Before docking try to find out if the dock hands know their job by talking with them on the VHF or cell phone. If the situation is tricky explain your intentions and concerns before coming in. Ask whether they have special advice. Check what they say against what you see and know in order to gauge their experience. Often dock hands are exceptionally skilled and can help the most experienced skipper. But you have the ultimate responsibility for operating your boat.


Insist that the dock person explain clearly the location of your slip. They’r...... Read More

Tourists Or Terrorists - 5/6/04
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Posted: May 06, 2004
Tourists or Terrorists
May 06, 2004
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Death by Docking
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Posted: May 06, 2004
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Craving Turkey May 1, 2004
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Posted: May 01, 2004
May 1, 2004 Newport, Rhode Island
41° 29.325 North
071° 19.319 West
Craving Turkey
By Bernadette Bernon





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