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Installing a Self-Contained Air Conditioning Unit
Air conditioning for boats has come a long way in recent years. In earlier days there were typically large compressor and condenser units in one section of the boat with air handlers and the evaporator in cabinetry within the living areas. This type of air conditioning is still used, principally in larger yachts, but developing technology has led to the option of buying a self contained unit that's small enough to install within a cabinet in a living area.
How to Waterproof Canvas
Traditional cotton canvas is waterproof in the same manner that traditional wooden boats are waterproof. The cotton fibers — like the wooden planks — swell when they get wet. This seals the weave.
How To Add A Swim Platform And Ladder To Your Boat
Adding a swim step and boarding ladder combo makes getting back aboard easier and safer. Here's how
Installing A TurboSwing Tow System
The TurboSwing sits well clear of the engine and allows towing of tubes and skiers on boats that don't have space for a pylon.
Supplying 120 Volt AC power, inverters allow you to use things such as TVs, other home entertainment equipment, computers, printers, microwaves, and power tools when away from shore power and without using a generator.
Replacement seating is easy to install, but when the deck is plywood or has a wood core, a little extra care is called for. The original seating is usually attached with screws into the deck. When you have removed the old seat, be sure to fill all of the old screw holes. If you don't, water will enter the space below the deck. Worse still, water draining through the open hole will lead to wood rot in the deck.
Installing a Deckwash Pump
Sluicing the cockpit with buckets of water after boating a fish is a poor second to hosing it clean. And bringing a builder's acre of muck aboard when you haul up the anchor is a lot less irritating when you can repatriate it immediately with a powerful water jet. A deckwash pump makes a fine addition to almost any boat, and equipping your boat with one is not difficult. Here's what you should know.