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Lightning Protection

Lightning Protection

While you can't prevent a strike, there's a lot you can do to mitigate — or even prevent — damage

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Inspecting Sailboat Rigging

Inspecting Sailboat Rigging

Stainless steel in a saltwater environment will eventually suffer from some form of corrosion

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Causes Of Fires On Outboard Boats

Causes Of Fires On Outboard Boats

The top five causes of fire on outboard-powered boats and recommendations on how to avoid them

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Lightning Protection

While you can't prevent a strike, there's a lot you can do to mitigate — or even prevent — damage

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Inspecting Sailboat Rigging

Stainless steel in a saltwater environment will eventually suffer from some form of corrosion

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Causes Of Fires On Outboard Boats

The top five causes of fire on outboard-powered boats and recommendations on how to avoid them

 

In This Issue Of Seaworthy Magazine ...

Strong currents and wind can make maneuvering your boat hard — especially if the engine quits. With a quickly rising tide, this unfortunate sailboat had to sacrifice its mast to get free.


Departments 

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Alert

Keeping scuppers clean in winter, batteries in cold weather, shorepower fail and more ...

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Mailboat

Comments on recent articles about boat fires, marine lubricants, boat wake liability and more ...

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Small Stuff

An ocean vacuum cleaner; defeating an engine cutoff switch; exhaust leak causes CO poisoning and more ...

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Avoiding The Winter Blues

So be glad that you're not the owner of this boat, and sign up for automatic renewal