PracticalBoater
December 2012

 

Thumbnail photo of an alternator belt Ask the Experts: Breaking Bad


They have tried without success to find out why the alternator belt keeps breaking. This latest one lasted a week before breaking. What else should we look for that would cause the belts to break? Answers from our tech team.

 


Thumbnail photo of monetary switch from a horn DIY: A Brief Moment In Time


Momentary switches make generators and engines start at the push of a button. But when they don't start, consider the switch rather than the component itself.

 



Thumbnail photo of corroded overdrive Seaworthy - How To Prevent Outdrive Corrosion


Corrosion seems simple, but its causes on a boat can be puzzling. Here we explain the obvious and the not-so-obvious mistakes that can cause such severe damage, and how to avoid them.