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The Last Issue - 2010 #4

The Last Issue – 2010 #4

DIY Boat Owner Magazine was originally started In 1995 by Jan Mundy and her husband Steve Kalman (together known as JM Publishing). It did not take long before the highly informative articles started receiving rave reviews and peer recognition. The magazine quickly grew such a strong reputation and solid following that BoatU.S. was determined to acquire it, which they accomplished in 2006. regrettably, as publications of this type shifted away from printed material to the internet, BoatU.S. decided to shed itself of the magazine entirely rather then transition it online. So in October of 2009, BoatU.S. sold it to Glen Justice, the owner of the Mad Mariner family of online magazines and websites. This new collaboration promised to deliver an even bigger and better publication, but then shortly after issue #4 in 2010, the DIY Boat Owner magazine apparently ceased operations as the whole Mad Mariner dynasty mysteriously disappeared. This is an unfortunate end for the magazine as it was a much appreciated publication whose back issues are still a favored source for “How to” procedures and boat project inspiration.

PRESS RELEASE: BoatU.S. Acquires DIY Boat Owner Magazine. Source: BoatingIndustry.com.
PRESS RELEASE: Mad Mariner Acquires DIY Boat Owner Magazine. Source: BoatU.S.

Contact Information

JM Publishing > BoatU.S. > Mad Mariner > OoB-2010
Lindsay, ON K9V 4R8, Canada
Alexandria, VA 22304, USA
P.O. Box 15282
Washington, D.C. 20003, USA
Phone: 888-658-2628
DIY Boats Website: www.diy-boats.com
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Addresses, Phones, Links, etc. NO GOOD – OUT OF BUSINESS 2010


Specialized Publications

  • Marine Electrical Systems Manual. The complete guide to expanding, upgrading, surveying and troubleshooting your boat’s AC and DC electrical system (145 Pages).

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DIY Boat Owner Magazine

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Articles Indexed by General Topics.
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ADHESIVES ISSUE PAGE
3M Marine DP-8005 2000-4 48
Adhesives‚ Selecting 1997-2 11
Engine Sealants‚ Thread Lockers & Adhesives 2001-2 30
Epoxy Techniques: Bonding‚ Coating‚ Filleting 1998-4 28
Laminating Techniques 1996-4 31
Resin Repair Substitutes 2000-3 42
Sealant Usage Chart 1995-2 40
StarBoard‚ Gluing 2000-4 46
ANCHORING ISSUE PAGE
Anchor Mounts 2001-4 54
Anchor Lines: Storm Factors 2008-3 44
Anchor Roller‚ Make an 1997-1 39
Anchoring & Docking Communications 2005-1 56
Anchoring Tricks 2001-4 54
Anchoring Signals 1995-2 15
Anchoring Techniques 1997-1 10
Anchors & Anchoring 1996-2 11
Chafe Guards for Lines 1996-1 30
Communications‚ Anchoring & Docking 2005-1 56
Dock lines 1998-2 32
Docking Tackle 2002-4 56
Docking with Springlines 2004-4 54
Snubbing Bridle 1997-1 39
Splice‚ Rope-to-chain 2005-1 07
Windlass Selection & Installation 2003-1 40
BOATBUILDING ISSUE PAGE
Boatshed‚ Build a Mini 1996-3 44
DecoLite‚ Building with 1998-4 36
Dinghy‚ Building the Eight Ball 2002-4 43
Foam Flotation 1999-3 10
Hull & Structural Problems‚ Causes of 2004-1 55
Laminating Techniques 1996-4 29
Making Things Fit 1996-4 22
Metal Selection 2001-3 12
Moisture Meters‚ Selection & Use 2002-2 45
Pattern Making 2001-4 10
Pattern Sticks 2004-1 12
Plywood Joining 1999-4 08
Restoration Costs‚ Estimating 1997-4 08
Sheathing A Runabout Hull 2000-1 34
StarBoard Bonding Techniques 1998-4 32
StarBoard‚ Building Tips 1999-4 42
StarBoard: Cutting‚ Drilling‚ Gluing 1996-4 23
Vacuum Bagging Basics 2006-2 40
Wood-Epoxy Strip Building 1997-3 07
Wood Selection 1998-1 07
CANVAS (also see Projects) ISSUE PAGE
Boat Covers‚ Selection & Maintenance 1996-3 08
Boat Covers & Cushions: Selection 1998-4 10
Cabin Shade Covers 2008-4 33
Canopy‚ Build a Custom 2003-3 40
Canvas Anchors 2000-4 64
Cushions‚ Make Your Own Pt. 1 2006-1 42
Cushions‚ Make Your Own Pt. 2 2006-2 46
Cargo Net 1998-4 46
Dodger Grab Rail 2006-4 54
Fender Hooks 1998-4 45
Fender Cover‚ Sew a 2005-4 40
Hatch Boards 1998-1 48
Hatch Cover 2000-4 49
Headsail 2001-4 32
Outboard Engine Cover‚ Sew a 2007-1 56
Rail Protectors 2006-3 55
Shrinkwrap Covers‚ How to 2003-3 31
Tarp Repair 1999-3 17
Ventilation for Covers 1999-3 19
Webbing‚ Selection 2007-4 48
Welcome Mats‚ Sew 2007-3 40
Winch Cover‚ Sew a 2007-2 53
Window Shades 1998-4 44
Windows‚ Replacing Plastic 2008-2 48
DESIGN ISSUE PAGE
Best Used Boats 2005-2 42
Blueprinting Hull Bottoms 2006-2 72
Choosing a Boat to Renovate 2007-2 36
Deadrise: Determining a Boat’s Ride 2005-1 64
Displacement & Poundage 2003-4 64
Displacement‚ How it Affects Performance 2003-4 64
Engine Room Ventilation 2006-4 64
Hull Identification: Crack the HIN code 2005-2 07
Marine Seal of Good Boats 2004-3 08
Plastics Selection 2006-3 14
Round-Bottomed Hulls 2005-4 72
Safety & Equipment Check 2007-2 64
Speed‚ Determining Maximum 2005-3 64
Speed Vs. Waterline Length 2007-1 64
Stability & Sailboats 2006-3 64
Tanks: Formulas to Calculate the Volume 2005-2 64
Trim‚ Is your Boat in 2004-1 64
Used Boats: Selecting a Boat to Refit 2005-2 42
Zen of Boat Restoration 2004-3 64
ELECTRICAL ISSUE PAGE
42-Volt DC Systems 2002-1 05
AC Panels 2001-3 25
AC Power Systems Handbook 1998-1 17
AC Troubleshooting 2006-4 21
Alternator/Regulator Upgrade 2005-4 31
Alternators‚ High-Output 1998-2 10
Anchor Lights‚ Automatic 2000-4 36
Batteries for House Loads 1997-4 10
Batteries: Selection & Tips for Longer Life 2003-4 30
Battery Banks: Isolating Multiple 2004-4 26
Battery Cables‚ Easy-To-Make 2003-3 26
Battery Chargers: Select & Install 2003-3 24
Battery Chargers‚ Smart 1996-3 19
Battery Charging Controls 1999-3 12
Battery Combiners & Isolators 2004-4 26
Battery Power Conservation 1997-2 32
Battery Requirements‚ Calculating 1995-3 24
Battery Selection & Ratings 1997-3 10
Battery Selector Switch‚ Install a 2005-3 26
Battery Storage 1995-3 36
Bonding Systems‚ Testing 2003-2 21
Calculating Electrical Loads 1997-2 34
Charging Issues 2004-1 30
Charging Multiple Battery Banks 2001-4 13
Charging with Solar‚ Wind‚ Water 1999-1 10
Charting a Balanced Power System 2000-2 12
DC Electrical Grounds 2006-3 26
DC Load Calculation 2007-4 29
DC Panels 2001-3 25
DC Power Systems‚ Tuning 2000-4 12
DC Wiring Handbook 1995-4 10
DC Wiring Upgrade & Standards 1998-4 14
Diagnosing Electrical Problems 2003-2 26
Diagnostic Steps 2002-3 26
Electrical FAQ 2004-3 26
Electrolysis: Debunking the Myths 2004-2 07
Engine Electrical Systems 2003-1 37
Engine Electrical Systems‚ Troubleshooting 2007-3 24
Fuel Cells: Generating Power on Board 2005-1 24
Fuses & Circuit Breakers 2002-2 11
Gen-Sets 1999-2 11
Generator‚ Installing a Mastervolt Whisper 2008-2 18
Inverter Handbook 1995-3 23
Inverters: Buying‚ Sizing‚ Installing 1999-4 10
Inverter‚ Purchasing & Installing 2008-4 18
Lighting Options‚ Cabin 2001-3 18
Lighting Upgrade‚ Cabin 1997-3 14
Multimeter‚ Troubleshooting with a 2000-1 30
Plug & Play Bus 2000-4 37
Rechargables‚ Caring For 1995-2 24
Regulator/Alternator Upgrade 2005-4 31
Renewable Chargers 1999-1 10
Solar Panel Installation 2001-1 12
Solar‚ Wind‚ Water Power 1999-1 10
System Monitor Installation 2001-2 14
System Monitors 1998-1 08
Testing a 12-Volt System 1995-1 17
Troubleshooting Electrical Systems‚ Step-by-Step 2002-3 42
Troubleshooting Meters 2006-2 23
Voltage Potential Check 2003-2 21
Wire Conduits 2000-4 64
Wire Connectors‚ Selecting 2007-3 28
Wire Sizes‚ Calculating 1996-1 24
Wiring & Crimping 2002-4 14
Wire Sizing Programs 2008-3 20
Wiring Labeling System 2007-2 31
Wiring Schematics 2000-1 12
ELECTRONICS ISSUE PAGE
AIS: Selection & Installation 2008-4 36
Alarm Systems 2003-2 44
Antennas‚ VHF 2001-4 51
Audio Systems: Select‚ Design‚ Install 2003-3 50
Autohelm SportPilot Plus 1995-2 25
Autopilots for Sailboats 2004-4 51
Coaxial Cable Connector‚ Install a 2007-3 38
Coaxial Cable‚ Splicing 2007-2 44
Communications at Sea 2004-3 38
DSC Radios 2006-4 24
Depth Sounder Installation 1998-3 20
Depth Sounders‚ Troubleshooting 2007-4 38
Deviation Cards 2001-2 40
Electronics Packages 2001-1 45
Engine Monitor Gauge Installation 2000-2 23
Equipment Selection & Installation 2007-1 26
Fuel Tank Sender Troubleshooting 2002-1 18
Gauges & Meters 2008-1 25
GPS: Connecting to a Computer 2004-2 28
GPS: Installation & Performance 1996-2 17
Installing Electronics: Tips 2007-1 32
Instrument Installation 1995-2 24
Licensing Communications Equipment 2005-1 40
Magnetic Fields‚ Reducting Stray 2001-1 48
Navigation Equipment‚ Wiring 1995-4 17
NMEA 2000‚ Design & Install 2008-2 29
Noise & Interference Solutions 2001-3 50
Plug & Play Networks 2007-1 23
Radar & Navigating 2003-4 38
Radar‚ Selection & Installation 2000-3 14
Radar Reflectors: Do they Work? 2005-3 34
Raymarine C120 Installation 2007-1 32
RFI: How to Troubleshoot 2004-1 40
Service Contracts 2007-1 31
Tachometers‚ Troubleshooting 2006-1 48
Transducer Installation 1995-1 24
Transducers: Selecting‚ Installation & Troubleshooting 2005-2 33
Troubleshooting Electronics‚ Step-by-Step 2002-3 42
TV‚ Install a Satellite 2006-3 32
TV Installation‚ Closed-Circuit 2000-4 35
VHF Radio Tuning 2001-4 53
ENGINES ISSUE PAGE
Alignment: Shaft to Engine 2002-1 31
Antifreeze‚ All About 1998-3 18
Atomic 4‚ Rebuilding 2002-3 53
Atomic 4 Engine Rebuilding 1997-4 18
Atomic 4 Technical Bulletins 1998-1 32
Barnacle Removal from Intakes 1995-3 16
Bearings: Maintain‚ Repair‚ Replace 2005-1 18
Belts‚ Engine Drive 2008-2 38
Bow Thrusters Vs. Single Engines 2003-4 46
Bow Thrusters Vs. Twin Engines 2003-4 46
Carbon Build-up: Effects & Removal 2008-3 35
Carbon Monoxide Detectors 2001-1 36
Carburetor Check-up 2007-4 26
Cooling: Freshwater Conversion 2001-1 18
Cooling System Components 2007-2 21
Cooling System Maintenance 2006-2 53
Cooling System Modifications‚ Raw-Water 1997-3 30
Cooling System Troubleshooting 1999-1 35
Cooling Systems 2000-1 41
Couplings‚ Flexible 2008-3 18
Coupling Installation‚ Flexible 1999-2 36
Crankcase Ventilation System 2003-4 22
Cruising Tips 1996-2 26
Cutlass Bearing‚ Replacing 2002-1 26
Diagnostics‚ Step-by-Step 2002-4 25
Diesel: Common Failures 2007-1 19
Diesel: Engine Space Ventilation 2008-2 15
Diesel Charging Systems 2006-4 20
Diesel Cooling System 2007-2 20
Diesel Exhaust Diagnostics 2003-2 18
Diesel Filtration System 1996-1 20
Diesel Fuel Cleaning 2006-1 20
Diesel Fuel Filtration & Polishing 2005-1 27
Diesel Fuel Injection Systems 2003-1 13
Diesel Fuel Plumbing 2002-4 10
Diesel Fuel Spill Preventer 2001-4 25
Diesel Fuel System Mods 2005-4 28
Diesel Gear Ratios‚ Calculating 2005-2 26
Diesel Injection Systems 2003-1 13
Diesel Injectors‚ Servicing 2008-1 21
Diesel Lube Oil Selection 2004-3 22
Diesel Maintenance & Troubleshooting 2000-4 16
Diesel Oil Checks 2006-2 20
Diesel Recommissioning 1996-1 18
Diesel Repower Options for Sailboats 2005-4 22
Diesel Storage 2000-4 21
Diesel Troubleshooting 1995-3 17
Diesel Troubleshooting Checklist 2000-4 20
Diesel Winterizing 2000-4 21
Diesel‚ Bleeding a 1995-1 23
Diesel‚ Bleeding Basics 2006-3 23
Diesel‚ Repowering Outboards to 2006-4 44
Diesel‚ Valve Kit 1995-2 20
Diesel-Electric Propulsion 2008-2 34
Drive Train Inspection & Repair 2002-1 26
Drive Train Tune-up Part 1 1999-2 34
Drive Train Tune-up Part 2 1999-3 24
Electronic Controls 2006-1 24
Electrical Systems 2003-1 37
Electronic Engine Controls 1997-3 36
Ethanol & Marine Engines 2006-3 29
Exhaust Check for CO 2001-1 39
Exhaust Solutions 2003-2 18
Exhaust System Maintenance 1995-4 24
Exhaust System Primer 2004-1 23
Exhaust Systems Troubleshooting 2007-4 22
Exhaust Systems‚ Wet 1999-1 30
Exhaust‚ Silent 1999-1 34
Filter Removal 1995-3 16
Fischer Panda‚ Troubleshooting 2004-1 37
Flo-Scan Installation 2002-3 48
Flooding‚ Engine & Cylinder 2008-4 22
Flush-out Valve for Inboards 1995-3 16
Four-Stroke Outboard Maintenance 2003-1 33
Fuel Additives 2001-3 32
Fuel Computer‚ Installation 2002-3 48
Fuel Conditioning 1995-1 16
Fuel Conversions‚ Unleaded 2001-4 39
Fuel Economy Tips 2006-1 35
Fuel Filtration Systems 1999-4 29
Fuel Hose Selection 2000-2 19
Fuel Tank Hose Assembly‚ Portable 1996-3 35
Fuel Tank Repair & Replacement 2000-1 37
Fuel Tank Senders‚ Troubleshooting 2002-1 18
Fuel Tanks: Empty or Full 1998-3 15
Fuel Testing 2001-3 32
Fuel‚ Unleaded Conversions 2001-4 39
Fuels‚ Protect Engines from Damaging 1999-3 20
Gas Inboard Engine Rebuilding 1997-4 18
Gas Engine‚ Overheating: Causes & Prevention 2005-4 46
Gauge Installation‚ Monitor 2000-2 23
Gear Oil Changes‚ Changing 2007-1 54
Gear Oil Troubleshooting 1995-4 23
Generator‚ Plumbing a 2005-3 24
Generator Exhaust 1999-1 34
Heat Exchanger Refit 2001-1 18
Horsepower Ratings 1997-1 32
Hourmeter‚ Install an 2006-4 52
Hydraulic Steering‚ Replacing Mechnical Steering with 2004-2 30
Ignition Protected‚ Is your Boat 2004-2 21
Impeller Replacement‚ Inboard 1996-1 18
Keyless Ignition Installation 1999-4 34
Maintenance Log‚ Sample 1995-1 14
Marine Versus Auto Parts 1995-4 22
Motor Mount Maintenance 2007-3 21
Mounts‚ Flexible 1998-3 23
Noise & Vibration Control 1998-3 23
Noise‚ Reducing 1996-4 13
Oil Analysis 1996-1 22
Oil Analysis‚ Troubleshooting with 2003-3 20
Oil Consumption‚ Reduce 2003-4 22
Onan Generator Choke Conversion 1997-1 31
Outboard‚ Four-Stroke Maintenance 2003-1 33
Outboard Impeller Replacement 1998-2 26
Outboard Lubrication 1995-1 11
Outboard Maintenance 2000-3 26
Outboard Off-Season Storage 2000-3 30
Outboard Theft Prevention 1997-2 24
Outboard Troubleshooting 1995-2 22
Overheating Prevention 2004-1 37
Overheating‚ Gas Engine 2005-4 46
Overheating Engines‚ Troubleshooting 2004-1 37
Overheating Generators‚ Troubleshooting 2004-1 37
Prelubrication System 1998-3 28
Preventive Maintenance 2000-3 33
Propeller Repairs 2008-4 39
Prop Performance Evaluation 1996-2 22
Prop Walk‚ Understanding 2004-2 58
Props‚ Folding 2003-3 48
Propeller‚ Balancing 2000-4 31
Propeller Selection 2002-4 31
Propeller Shaft Alignment 2002-1 31
Propellers: Folding Vs. Feathering 2005-3 46
Protect from Damaging Fuels 1999-3 20
PSS Shaft Seals‚ Troubleshooting 2004-4 23
Repowering Options 1999-4 17
Scale Control 2004-1 37
Scale Removal 2001-1 20
Sealants‚ Thread Lockers & Adhesives 2001-2 30
Shaft Alignment 1995-2 20
Shaft Alignment‚ Inboard Engine 2002-1 31
Shaft Line Cutter‚ Install a 2001-4 27
Shaft Vibration: Diagnosis & Repair 2005-1 18
Shafts: Maintain‚ Repair‚ Replace 2005-1 18
Shaft Nuts‚ Proper Order of 2004-4 08
Shaft‚ Painting 2002-1 50
Shaft Bearing Replacement 2005-1 18
Shaft Seals: Selection‚ Installation‚ Maintenance 1999-3 24
Single Engines Vs. Thrusters 2003-4 46
Soundproofing Compartments 1996-4 13
Soundproofing Products 2007-1 38
Spark Plug Diagnostics 2003-2 28
Starting Systems‚ Troubleshooting 2000-1 46
Sterndrive Alignment 2002-2 47
Sterndrive Commissioning 1999-3 33
Sterndrive Decomissioning 2004-3 34
Sterndrive Exhaust System Checks 2007-2 26
Sterndrive Maintenance 1996-3 33
Sterndrive Oil Change 2007-1 54
Sterndrive Power Steering Maintenance 2004-4 43
Sterndrive Repower‚ Step-by-Step 2005-2 51
Sterndrive‚ Lubricating 2008-1 35
Sterndrive Tune-up 2007-1 50
Sterndrive: Idle Adjustments 2006-2 28
Stern Tube‚ Removal 2005-1 18
Strong Shaft Seal 1995-2 20
Struts: Maintain‚ Repair or Replace 2005-1 18
Stuffing Box Repacking 1999-2 34
Survey‚ In-Water 2002-4 28
Testing‚ Used 2002-4 25
Thermostats: Test‚ Remove‚ Replace 2000-1 48
Tilt/Trim Troubleshooting 2002-4 41
Torque Wrenches‚ How to Use 2003-2 31
Transmissions: Gear & Fluid Analysis 2004-4 34
Transmissions: Operation & Installation 2003-4 34
Twin Engines Vs. Thrusters 2003-4 46
Universal Filter Replacement 1995-3 04
Vibration: Diagnose Problems 2005-1 18
Volvo AQD40A: Reduce Oil Consumption 2003-4 22
Water Pressure Gauge‚ Install 1997-1 35
Water Pump Repair 2000-4 31
Water Pump Service 1998-2 26
Water Strainer‚ Build a 2000-4 32
FIBERGLASS REPAIRS ISSUE PAGE
Bedding Techniques 2000-3 49
Blisters: Causes & Repairs 2007-3 15
Blister Repair: A Pessimistic Update 2002-3 36
Blister Repair Preparation 1995-3 08
Blister Repair Techniques 1996-3 41
Blister Repair with Epoxy 1999-3 39
Blister Survey‚ Hull 1998-3 38
Bulkhead Repair 2004-4 45
Core Deck Failures‚ Balsa 2006-2 14
Cored Decks‚ Installing Hardware 2005-2 18
Cored Deck Repairs 1998-2 17
Cored-Hull Repairs 2000-3 49
Crack Analysis 2000-3 45
Crack Repairs Using Epoxy Resin 2006-4 26
Deck-to-Hull Joints‚ Repairing 2004-2 14
Deck Hardware Mounting 1995-2 37
Deck‚ Non-Skid Restoration 2002-4 16
Deck Repairs 2002-3 17
Delaminated Hull Repairs 1996-2 06
Delamination: Diagnose‚ Cure & Prevention 2000-3 46
Dents‚ Cracks‚ Scratch Repairs 1998-1 11
Dry Delamination‚ Repair of 2003-3 51
Fiberglassing a Planked Hull 2000-2 34
Filling & Fairing 2003-1 18
Fix For Glass Voids 2000-4 27
Flex-Related Repairs 2000-3 40
Gelcoat Refinishing 1996-1 38
Gelcoat Spray Techniques 2002-1 13
Gelcoat Stain Removal 1999-1 18
Hinging & Crack Repairs 2000-3 40
Hull & Deck Repairs 1995-1 26
Hull & Structural Problems‚ Causes of 2004-1 55
Keel-Hull Joint Filing 2003-1 18
Keel-Hull Joint Repairs 2003-4 17
Laminate Repairs‚ Solid 2000-3 49
Moisture Meters‚ Selection & Use 2002-2 45
Moisture Meter‚ Reading a 2006-1 08
Non-Skid‚ Gibco Flex-Mold 2007-2 14
Potting Deck Hardware 2005-2 18
Problems with Older Boats 2004-3 41
Rebuilding Badly Damaged Boats 2003-3 14
Repairs: Causes of 2004-1 55
Repairs: Survey‚ Repair & Prevent 2000-3 40
Resin Repair Substitutes 2000-1 42
Resins‚ Repairing with 2006-3 17
Sanding Fiberglass 2000-1 10
Sheathing a Runabout Hull 2000-1 34
Stringers: How to Repair 2004-4 18
Structural Crack Repairs 2000-3 41
Water Damage Prevention 2004-2 24
Wet Foam Replacement 2005-3 18
KNOTS ISSUE PAGE
Angler’s Loop 1999-3 21
Belaying a Cleat 1996-2 44
Buntline Hitch 1997-2 31
Butterfly Knot 1998-2 32
Cow Hitch 1998-4 48
Double Becket Bend 1995-4 20
Flaking a Line 2001-2 03
Highwayman’s Knot 1995-1 19
Perfection Knot 1999-3 21
Rolling Hitch 1996-3 32
Shock Cord Knot 1999-3 20
Slip Knot 1996-4 19
Slipped Reef Knot 1997-1 30
Splice‚ Rope-to-chain 2005-1 07
Surgeon’s Knot 1996-1 17
Trucker’s Hitch 1995-3 15
MAINTENANCE ISSUE PAGE
5 Senses of Boat Maintenance 2003-4 40
3M 5200‚ How to Remove 2004-3 02
Aluminum Repair 2001-3 31
Anodes: What‚ Where & Why 2003-2 24
Boat Detailing 2007-1 45
Cabin Interior Insulation 1997-4 23
Cabin Windows‚ Leak-Proofing 2004-1 17
Compounding Pads‚ Care of 2004-1 54
Condensation Cures 2002-3 56
Cored Decks: Installing Hardware in 2005-2 18
Corrosion Control & Detection 2003-2 21
Corrosion Examples & Types 2008-4 12
Corrosion‚ Stainless-Steel 2002-2 27
Deck Hardware‚ Bedding 2000-3 49
Deck Hardware‚ Install with Headliner 2001-1 25
Defective Equipment: Know your Options 2007-2 11
Drill Bits‚ Selecting 2008-4 44
Emergency Repair Chart 1997-1 38
Gelcoat: Clean & Protect 2007-1 45
Galvanic Corrosion‚ Controlling 2001-4 16
Gelcoat Restoration 1999-1 15
Gelcoat Restoration: 4 Easy Steps to a Shiny Hull 2002-1 22
Graphics Removal 2000-1 35
Hatch Locks 1996-3 18
Hull‚ Deck & Interior Tips 2002-1 47
Hydraulic Steering Systems 2001-2 25
Inflatable Maintenance & Repair 2001-1 50
Leaks Below the Waterline‚ Finding & Fixing 2004-3 16
Lifelines Systems 2002-3 44
Lightning Prevention 2005-3 10
Metal Selection 2001-3 12
Mid-Season Checkup 2001-2 46
Mildew Control 1995-3 36
Mildew‚ Removing 2007-2 42
Old Boats: Common Ailments 2007-4 41
Owner’s Manuals 2001-4 22
Plastics‚ Maintenance 1996-1 27
Plexiglas & Acrylic Maintenance 1996-1 27
Plexiglas‚ Removing Scratches 2004-1 53
Port‚ Fixing a Leaky 1998-1 38
Post Launch Tips 2000-1 34
Preventive Maintenance 2000-3 33
Problems & Solutions‚ Common 2001-1 32
Rust Spots‚ Repairing 2004-1 52
Saltwater Maintenance 1996-4 09
Spare Parts 2001-2 23
Spare Parts‚ Essential 2008-4 56
Stainless-Steel Corrosion 2002-2 27
Stainless-Steel Fasteners‚ How to Select 2005-1 08
Stanchions & Lifelines 2002-3 44
Steel Boats: Repair Nicks & Dings in 2004-1 52
Teak Refinishing 1999-2 26
Tool Kit‚ Onboard 2008-3 56
Ventilation‚ a Survival Guide 2005-1 32
Vinyl Stripe Removal 2000-1 35
Waterline Redoing 1997-4 46
Waxing 101 1999-1 17
Wheel Steering Maintenance 1997-3 28
Windows‚ Leak Proofing 2004-1 17
Wool Buffing Pads‚ TLC 2004-1 54
Yard Rating Worksheet 2001-3 46
NAVIGATION ISSUE PAGE
Compass Adjustment 1995-3 14
Compass Calibration 2001-2 38
Compass Selection & Adjustment 2001-2 34
Compass Servicing 2001-2 36
Deviation Cards 2001-2 40
Navigation Checklist 1996-1 15
Navigation Lights 2008-1 10
Navigation Software‚ Review of 2008-1 41
Navigation Tools‚ New 2008-2 51
Radar: Maximize your Navigation Skills 2003-4 38
PAINTS & PAINTING ISSUE PAGE
Abrasives Chart 1995-1 31
Antifouling Biocide Groups 2003-1 30
Antifouling Compatibility Chart 2003-1 25
Antifouling Paint Additive 1999-1 26
Antifouling Painting 1995-1 34
Antifouling Painting FAQ 2002-1 49
Antifouling Painting Handbook 1999-1 22
Antifouling Paints‚ Selecting 2008-1 28
Antifouling Protection FAQ 2003-1 24
Antifouling‚ Removal 2003-1 29
Antifouling Underwater Running Gear 2005-1 45
Antifouling: Lessons Learned 2008-3 30
Awlgrip Touch-up 2004-1 51
Barrier Coats: Prep & Application 2008-3 24
Bilges‚ Painting 2005-1 45
Bottom Paint Additive 1999-1 26
Bottom Waxes 1999-1 28
Brightwork Refinishing 2005-1 45
Brightwork‚ Painting 2005-4 34
Bulkhead Refinishing 2006-4 32
Cetol‚ Application & Maintenance 2002-1 47
Coatings Removal 2000-2 39
Deck Refinishing with Awlgrip 2008-1 38
Hull‚ Deck & Interior Tips 2002-1 47
Lapstrake Hulls‚ Painting 2001-1 30
Masking Tapes 1995-1 33
Metal Hulls‚ Painting 1995-1 32
Non-Skid Deck Coatings 1995-1 36
Non-Skid Deck Refinishing 2000-4 60
Non-Skid Repairs‚ Professional 2002-4 16
Paint Strippers 2002-1 54
Painted Finishes‚ Reviving 2004-1 50
Painting Handbook 1995-1 30
Painting Log 1995-1 36
Painting Tips 1995-1 35
Painting Tips 2005-1 17
Sand Blaster‚ Make a 2002-1 47
Sanding Techniques 2000-1 10
Steel Boats‚ Repair Nicks on 2004-1 52
Teak Cleaning‚ Naturally 2001-2 45
Teak Handbook 1995-2 34
Teak Oil Stain Removal 2001-2 48
Teak Refinishing 1999-2 26
Topside Painting with Toplac 2001-4 26
Topside Polyurethane Painting Handbook 1998-2 33
Topside: Painting with Protection 2006-1 16
Topside Troubleshooting Chart 1998-2 36
Topsides‚ Professional Refinishing 2002-2 17
Varnish Ding & Scratch Repair 2001-2 11
Varnishing Handbook 1995-2 16
Varnishing Techniques 1998-3 09
Varnishing Brightwork 2005-4 34
Waterline Redoing 1997-4 46
Wood Refinishing 2005-1 45
PLUMBING ISSUE PAGE
Bilge Plumbing 1997-1 27
Bilge Pump Overhaul‚ Gusher 25 2004-4 29
Bilge Pump Replacement 2000-1 22
Bilge Pump Switches 2008-1 14
Bilge Pump Systems‚ Installing 2000-1 12
Composting Toilets‚ Installation 1999-2 16
Double Clamps: Fact or Fiction 2004-1 09
Head Troubleshooting 1997-2 20
Holding Tank Retrofits 1997-2 16
Holding Tanks 1997-2 27
Holes‚ Patching Plumbing 2008-3 13
Hose Bending 2000-4 48
Hose Chafe Protection 1995-2 19
Hose Clamp Selection 2000-1 19
Hose Repairs 1997-2 48
Hose Selection 2008-4 08
Hose Selection & Standards 2000-2 19
LectraSan‚ Installing a 2002-1 36
Marelon Fittings: Proper Installation 2003-3 05
Potable Water: Prevention of Odor & Taste Problems 2004-3 29
Potable Water System Installation 1997-1 19
Potable Water Tank Odors 2002-2 04
Quick Connect Plumbing 2006-3 43
Seacocks 2003-1 52
Seacock Installation 1997-1 25
Seacock Removal 2008-3 17
Shower‚ Build a Trouble-free 2006-1 61
Tanks: Calculating the Volume 2005-2 64
Thru-hulls‚ Installation of 2003-2 47
Thru-hulls‚ Installation 2000-3 48
Thru-hulls‚ Schematic for 2003-1 55
Thru-hulls: Selection 2003-1 52
Toilet Maintenance & Troubleshooting 1997-2 29
Toilet Rebuilding 1997-2 14
Vented Loops‚ Need to Add 2003-3 46
Washdown Pump Rebuild 2006-3 06
Waste Holding Tank Alternatives 2004-2 46
Waste Systems: Selection & Installation 1997-2 12
Water Heater Installation 1997-1 20
Water Pressure: Install a Variable Speed Pump 2001-4 24
Water Pressure System Installation 1998-3 33
Water Pump Repairs 1997-1 24
Water Tank‚ Build a 1997-2 27
Water Tank‚ Cleaning 2002-1 52
POWERBOAT RIGGING ISSUE PAGE
Balancing Trim 2005-1 53
Bow Thrusters 1996-3 26
Cable Maintenance 1996-1 33
Cable Steering Upgrade 2004-1 32
Crusader 427 CI Upgrade 2002-1 44
Fuel Computer‚ Installation 2002-3 48
Gear Lube Monitor‚ Install a 2005-3 31
Graphics: Add New Vinyl 2003-4 50
Hydraulic Steering‚ Bleeding a 2007-3 48
Hydraulic Steering Maintenance 1996-2 30
Hydraulic Steering‚ Replacing Mechnical Steering with 2004-2 30
Hydraulic Steering Systems 2001-2 25
Hydrofoil Handbook 1995-2 32
Inboard Engine Mods 2002-1 44
Keel Protector 2000-1 51
Keyless Ignition Installation 1999-4 34
Lanyard Switch‚ Install a 2006-3 40
Outboard Anti-Ventilation Plate Repair 2001-3 31
Outboard Bracket‚ Install 1998-2 29
Outboard Hydraulic Steering Installation 1996-2 27
Power Steering Maintenance 2004-4 43
Prop Pitch 1995-1 22
Propeller Blades 1995-3 16
Rubrail Replacement 1997-4 14
Steering Cable Replacement 1996-1 31
Steering Tube Protection 2007-2 45
Synchronizer‚ Installation 1997-2 21
Tilt‚Trim Troubleshooting 2002-4 41
Trim Tab Handbook 1995-3 28
Trim Tab Installation‚ Smart 2001-2 50
Trim Tabs‚ Hydraulic 1998-1 40
Volvo QL Boat Trim System‚ Install 2005-4 50
Water Pressure Gauge‚ Install 1997-1 35
Weaver Davit‚ Install 2007-4 32
PRODUCT TESTS ISSUE PAGE
3M 4200 Sealant 1998-3 44
3M 9211 Dust Mask 2001-1 09
3M Duck Tape 2001-3 54
3M Marine DP-8005 2000-4 48
3M Marine General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner 1997-3 43
3M Marine Safe-Release Painters’ Tape (#2080) 2002-4 09
3M Sharpshooter 2001-2 48
Acrylic Deck Finishes 1996-1 41
Aluminum Cleaners 1995-4 46
Aqualarm 2003-3 61
Armada Mighty Brite 2001-2 47
Bail Handy 1997-1 42
Baltek Decolite 1998-4 36
Beckson Powerboat & Sailboat Manager 1996-4 42
Bilge Cleaners 1997-4 40
BoatLife Git-Rust 1999-2 47
Bottom Cleaners 1995-2 41
Bottom Waxes 1999-1 28
Canvas Water Repellents 1997-1 40
Capt. Al’s Mast Ladder 1997-4 42
Captain Phab Citrus Cleaner/Degreaser 2001-2 48
Captain Phab Purge Tank Cleanser 1998-2 42
Captain Phab Dry Teflon 2001-3 55
Cetol Teak Refinishing 2002-1 47
Clenz-All 1995-3 40
Cov-R-Clips 1998-4 53
Cupran Hand Cleaner 2004-3 05
Davis Bail Handy 1997-1 42
Davis Super Tough 1995-3 40
Debond 2000 to Remove 3M 5200 2004-3 02
E-Meter 1996-2 43
EngineCheckUp 2008-4 16
Fastrac Sail Lubricant 1995-2 30
Fender Cleaners 1995-3 40
Fending Off 1999-2 47
Ferro Stripe Eliminator 2000-1 35
Fiberglass Cleaners 1995-3 40
Flojet Sensor-Flo VSD 2001-4 24
FloScan‚ Install 2002-3 48
Fulton Outboard Lock 2002-2 03
Gelcoat Restorers‚ Acrylic 1996-1 41
Git-Rust 1999-2 47
Gloozit 1998-3 45
Handrail Masking Tape 2001-2 47
Hi-Low Space Saving Table 1999-2 47
Hol-Tite 1998-1 42
Hull Cleaners‚ Acid based 1997-2 38
Interlux Premium Teak Restorer & Oil 2008-2 02
Interlux Teflon Wax Sealer 2006-3 09
Interlux Toplac 2001-4 26
Iroda Micro Jet 1997-2 42
Johnson Marine Life Lines 2001-2 49
KeelGuard 2000-1 51
Link Socket Sets 2002-4 55
Marsolve 2001-1 20
Mildew Remover 1995-2 41
Nautilus Trim Tabs 2001-2 50
Navy Point Chart Plotter 1998-1 43
Paint Strippers 2002-1 54
Pela Oil Change Pump 1996-3 32
Pettit FlexPoxy 2001-3 54
Pettit Trailercoat 2002-3 05
Plastimo Bumpers 1999-2 47
Powerwinch 1998-2 14
Prop Master 1996-2 45
Rabud Utilitube 2002-1 19
Racor OilCheck 2008-4 14
Rear-view Cameras 2008-4 30
Rebounder 1997-4 42
Ring Prop 2005-3 42
Sailrite Ultrafeed 1999-4 49
Sea Breathe 2008-4 42
SeaRepair Aluminox 2001-3 31
Shoes for Crews 1998-2 45
Spurs Line Cutter 2001-4 27
StarBrite MDG Mildew Control 2001-2 48
Stowaway “Stairways” 1998-4 52
Stowaway “Stairways” Update 2001-3 04
Stripe Eliminator 2000-1 35
Sun-Mar Composting Toilet 1999-2 16
Super Clean 1997-3 43
Tempo Line Voltage Monitor 1998-2 42
TV Grips 1999-1 46
VC Underwater Epoxy 1999-1 24
VersaBrite II 1997-2 42
Vetus Exhaust Hose 2000-4 48
Vetus Splash-Stop 2001-4 25
Vetus StripFix 1999-4 42
Volvo BTS Trim Tabs 2005-4 50
Walk-Winn Drain Plugs 1999-3 46
Water Hole Dog Dish 1997-2 42
Weather Stations 2008-3 40
Weems & Plath Wet Notes 1996-3 46
Yoeman Sport XL 1998-4 50
PROJECT BOATS ISSUE PAGE
Alberg 30‚ New deck 1998-1 17
Aloha 8.2‚ Stern extension 1999-2 42
Bertram 33 Sportfish‚ 1987 2005-3 43
Bowrider Reconstruction 2002-2 50
Century Restorer‚ Fiberglassing 2000-2 34
Chris-Craft 35 DC Refit 2000-2 26
Chris-Craft Cavalier Redesign 1999-2 38
Deck‚ Osmosis Repair 2005-4 62
Egg Harbor Custom Hardtop 2004-3 60
Egg Harbor Wiring Upgrade 2002-3 10
Flipper ’60s TV Star 2006-2 56
Interior Fabrics‚ Renew 2005-4 62
Mac V222‚ Restoring a 2001-4 42
Mid ’80s Production Boat Transformation 2002-2 50
O’Day 27‚ Restoring a 2002-3 53
Pearson Vanguard‚ 1965 2005-4 55
Thunderbird‚ New bottom 1998-2 22
Trojan F-26‚ 1978 2006-1 52
Walkaround Cuddy Cabin Conversion from Fishing to Cruising 2004-2 49
PROJECTS (10 sub-categories) ISSUE PAGE
Boat Building
Build a Boat from a Kit 1996-1 28
Building the Eight Ball Dinghy 2002-4 43
Dry Rot‚ Cure for 2006-4 61
Gangplank‚ Boatyard 2003-1 64
Marking Equipment 1995-1 20
Molding a Fairing Block 2002-4 48
Rolling a Boat Over 2004-1 62
Sanding Boards 1996-4 41
Stowable Workshop 1997-3 35
Cabin Improvements
Berth‚ a Secure 1999-3 31
Berth‚ Make A Double 1997-4 30
Beverage Cellar 2008-2 55
Bulkhead‚ Fixing a Delaminated 2005-3 58
Bunk Insulation 2003-2 56
Bookshelf 1996-4 20
Cabin Heater‚ Custom Freestanding 2007-3 50
Cabin Interiors‚ No Sweat 2002-4 48
Cabinets‚ from old Sliders 1996-4 20
Camera Mount‚ Adjustable 2000-2 45
Cane Locker Doors 1995-4 32
Cargo Net‚ Removable 1998-4 46
Chart Holder 1995-4 33
Chart Rack‚ Lightweight 1999-4 46
Chart Storage in Small Spaces 2001-3 16
Child’s Stateroom 2002-1 19
Closed-Circuit TV System Install 2000-4 35
Cockpit Wired for Sound 2003-1 49
Companionway Ladders 2003-1 64
Companionway Step bin 1997-4 26
Convertible Table‚ Build a 2002-1 19
Cure for Odor Fatigue 2002-4 48
Curved Locker‚ Build a 1998-4 56
Deck Prisms 1995-4 34
Entertainment Center 2000-2 48
Exhaust Fan‚ Install a 2007-3 53
Galley‚ Redesigning Marine Trader 2005-2 60
Dish Cupboard 1997-4 32
Fabrics‚ Renew interior 2005-4 64
Fiddle Rails 1998-4 39
Flashlight Holder 1995-4 34
Flowerpot Heater 1997-3 34
Galley‚ Catchy Custom 2003-1 52
Hatch Board Brackets 1999-4 46
Hatch‚ Privacy 1999-2 48
Hatch‚ Securing 2002-1 56
Headliners‚ Install a 2007-3 54
Heating Options 1997-3 48
Heater Conversion‚ Kerosene-to-Propane 2000-2 45
Herreshoff Ports‚ Build 2007-4 53
Hose‚ Chafe Protection 1995-2 19
Hot Air Heating 2003-4 60
Insulating Fiberglass Hulls 2002-4 48
Insulating Ceilings 1998-2 48
Insulation: Selecting & Installing 2002-4 48
Lighting‚ Movable 1997-3 48
Lock‚ Sliding Door or Window 2005-2 58
Locker‚ Build a Curved 1998-4 56
Monkey Fists‚ Ready-Made 2002-4 56
Non-skid for Steps 1997-4 25
Note Pad‚ Custom Made 2002-3 14
Pet Doors 2001-1 56
Plexiglas Holders 2000-2 45
Port‚ Decorative 1999-4 52
Porthole Hanger 2001-2 18
Portlights‚ Replacing 2008-1 54
Ports‚ Non-Opening Installation 1998-3 48
PVC Organizers 1995-4 34
Quantum Ozone Generator 2002-4 48
Recycling Bin 2008-4 52
Refrigerators‚ Tips For Chilling 2000-3 45
Settee‚ Space-Saving 1997-4 28
Shelf‚ Adjustable Hold-down 1998-4 46
Shelf‚ Build an Overhead 1998-4 41
Ship-shape Storage 1999-3 30
Signal Flags Case‚ Custom 2004-4 62
Soap Dispenser Holder 1998-4 42
Solar Vents‚ Installing 1995-2 18
Speaker Switch‚ Remote 1997-2 28
Spice Rack 1996-3 18
StarBoard‚ 8 Things to Make 2000-4 44
StarBoard‚ Anchor Roller 1999-4 43
StarBoard‚ Chart Rack 1999-4 46
StarBoard‚ Chopping Board 1997-4 34
StarBoard‚ Cutting Board 2001-4 30
StarBoard‚ Fishing Rod Racks 1996-4 26
StarBoard‚ Folding Bench Seat 2004-2 55
StarBoard‚ Folding Jump Seat 1996-4 28
StarBoard‚ Gluing 2000-4 48
StarBoard‚ Hatch Board Seat 1996-4 27
StarBoard‚ Hatch Board Storage 1999-4 46
StarBoard‚ Shower Grate 1998-4 34
StarBoard‚ Tool Organizer 1996-4 26
StarBoard‚ Tool Rack 1997-4 35
StarBoard‚ Towel Rack 1998-4 34
Storage Steps 2001-1 08
Storage Solutions 1999-3 47
Table‚ Lightweight Decolite 1998-4 35
Turn Buttons‚ Metal 1996-3 18
Window Shades‚ Custom 1998-4 44
Windows‚ Retrofitting 1996-1 25
Wooden Cupboards 1995-4 37
Ventilate 24/7 2002-4 52
Ventilation‚ Exhaust Fan 1999-1 48
Canvas & Upholstery Backrest for Lifelines 1995-4 39
Bag Holder 1998-3 30
Beverage Holder 1996-3 17
Bimini‚ Sailboat 1998-3 17
Bimini for a P-424‚ Make a 2004-4 60
Boom Cover 1996-4 18
Bunkboards 1995-4 37
Canvas Anchors 2000-4 48
Cockpit Line Organizer 1995-3 19
Companionway Hatch Cover 2000-4 49
Cushions‚ Cleaning Mildewed 2004-2 62
Cushions‚ Make Cabin 1995-4 42
Drink Holders 1996-3 17
Fitted Sheets‚ Sew 1996-4 17
Hatch Screens‚ Make 2007-2 56
HeadSail Sac‚ Sew a 2001-4 32
Hatch "Boards" 1998-1 48
Rail Cushion 2002-2 56
Shrinkwrapping a Sailboat Afloat 2004-3 54
Storage Bags 1995-4 32
Toothbrush Holder 1998-1 37
Turnbuckle Boots 1998-4 49
Deck Improvements
Access Port Install 2003-2 49
Anchor Locker Ventilation 2002-2 21
Backrest‚ Easy to Make Rocking 2008-1 63
Base‚ Casting a Level 1998-1 48
Boarding Step 1997-4 36
Bow Anchor Roller 1999-4 43
Bow Lights 2003-2 56
Chain Locker 1997-4 37
Cockpit Footlights 1995-3 18
Cockpit Glow Light 1997-3 48
Cockpit Lighting 2001-2 52
Cockpit Table‚ Build a 2006-1 65
Cockpit Workbench 1995-4 35
Deck Drains 2000-4 48
Deck Lounger 2002-4 51
Deck‚ Osmosis Repair 2005-4 64
Deck Plate Opener 1996-1 41
Deck Repair‚ Wood 2006-4 56
Decks‚ Repairing Delaminated 2004-1 58
Dinghy Hoist 2007-2 59
Dock Facings‚ StarBoard 2006-2 65
Dog Ramp 1997-2 48
Dorade Vent‚ Build a 1996-2 17
Drilling Holes in Boats 2002-1 19
Egg Harbor‚ Custom Hardtop 2004-3 60
Egg Harbor‚ Custom Helm for 2003-4 56
Flag Pole Holder‚ Stern 2004-2 63
Flag Pole Socket‚ Modification 2004-1 56
Force 10 Barbeque Mount 2008-1 53
Gear Labeling 2008-3 55
Hard Dodger‚ Fiberglass 1996-4 35
Hardtop Enclosure 2000-4 40
Hatch Board Seat 1996-4 27
Hatch‚ Replacing the Main 2008-4 53
Hatch‚ Redesigning a '60s 2008-2 55
Hatch‚ Silencing a Noisy 2000-3 24
Hatch Boards‚ See-through 2008-2 61
Helm Restrainer 1997-2 29
Lights‚ Cockpit 1997-3 48
Oars‚ Locking 1997-3 34
Outboard Bracket‚ StarBoard 1997-4 34
Plastics‚ Care of 1996-1 27
Ports‚ Restoring Aged 2003-3 64
Propane Holder for Mini-Tank 2000-3 24
Propane Tank Holder 1999-4 45
Propane Tank Mount 2007-1 61
Rod Box‚ Theftproof 2004-3 52
Seat‚ Bargain-Priced Helm 2000-2 45
Seat‚ Folding Jump 1996-4 28
Seat‚ Pulpit 1997-4 35
Seat‚ Stern Rail 1999-4 45
StarBoard‚ Cockpit Chopping Board 2001-4 30
StarBoard‚ Cockpit Rod Holders 2004-2 51
StarBoard‚ Dock Facings 2006-2 05
StarBoard‚ Propane Tank Holder 1999-4 45
StarBoard‚ Stern Rail Seat 1999-4 45
Stern Refit‚ Aloha 8.2 1999-2 42
Storage‚ On-Deck 2001-3 56
Swim 1/2 Platform‚ StarBoard 1996-4 29
Swim Platform‚ Fiberglass 2000-4 27
Swim Platform Regal 242 2003-1 56
Swim Platform‚ StarBoard 2000-4 44
Table Base Plug 2003-1 51
Table‚ Portable 1998-1 37
Teak Deck‚ Install a 2006-2 68
Teak Cleaner‚ Unusual 2000-4 48
Theft-Proof Your Boat 2000-2 45
Tiller‚ Laminated 1996-4 29
Windows‚ Replacing Tanzer 10.5 2008-3 54
Docking & Anchoring
Anchor Light‚ Build a LED 2005-3 51
Anchor Lights‚ Automatic 2000-4 35
Anchor Locker‚ Build a 2003-3 57
Anchor Roller‚ Sailboat 1997-1 39
Anchor Roller‚ Bow 1999-4 43
Anchor Snubber 1999-4 47
Anchor Wash 1998-1 48
Anchor‚ Stern Mount 1998-4 46
Boarding Ramp 2001-2 52
Boarding Step 1997-4 36
Bow Lights 2003-2 56
Bow Teather‚ Two-Way 1998-4 48
Chafe Guard for Lines 1996-1 30
Chain Locker‚ Fiberglass 1997-4 37
Cleat‚ Hardwood 1996-3 17
Depth Readout 2003-1 52
Docklines‚ Two-way 1998-2 32
Docking Lights Alternatives 2003-2 56
Docking Tackle 2002-4 48
Dog Boarding Ramp 1997-2 48
Fender Boards 1995-2 18
Fender Hooks 1998-4 45
Fenders‚ Chafing Strip for 1995-3 19
Lead Line‚ Make a 2003-2 52
Rodent Guard 1996-1 30
Snubbing Line 1997-1 39
Trip Line: The Key to Docking 2003-1 51
Windlass Backing Plate‚ Make a 2006-4 57
Electrical Upgrades
9-Volt Power‚ Simple Device 2000-2 45
Alternator/Regulator Upgrade 2005-4 31
Adding Gauges 2002-2 31
Bridging the AC Gap 2003-4 54
Digital Voltage Gauge‚ Install a 2007-4 55
Fuse Box‚ Waterproof 1999-1 08
Isolating Electronics 2007-1 59
PocketMail‚ Stay in Touch With 2004-4 61
Radar Display‚ Locating a 2003-1 60
Smart Electrical Installations 2000-4 35
Solar Panel Mount 2000-1 48
Solar Panels 1995-4 40
Wire Camouflage 2000-4 48
Wiring Cover-ups 2008-1 52
Hull & Haulout
Gangway‚ Boatyard 2003-1 64
Hull Spray Deflectors 1998-4 32
Hull Support System 1997-3 40
Sand Blaster‚ Make a 2002-1 47
Shelter Solution 2003-4 61
Small Boat Storage 2001-2 18
StarBoard Spray Deflectors‚ Hull 1998-4 34
Storage Cradle‚ Powerboat 1997-3 38
Mechanical Upgrades
Alternator‚ Build your 2006-1 69
Chrysler V-8 Check Valve 2001-1 08
Corrosion Protection for Small Outboards 1998-1 37
Diesel Repower Options 2005-4 22
Diesel Spills 2001-4 25
Exhaust System‚ Installing a Modern 2008-2 59
Engine Damper Place‚ Replace 2004-1 57
Engine Flush Kits 2005-2 58
Fairing Block‚ Molding a 2002-4 48
Filling a Grease Gun 2004-2 61
Filter Dirty Water 2000-4 31
Flushing Device‚ Built-in 2006-3 59
Gas-to-Diesel Repower 2007-4 58
Generator Cutout Switch 2003-1 55
Ice Box Conversion 2003-1 61
Linear Drive 5000‚ Repair of 2006-3 60
Manifold‚ Risers & Elbows‚ Purchasing 2007-4 54
Oil Changer 2001-1 08
Oil-Drip Pan‚ Fiberglass 1996-4 35
Oil Pump Storage 2002-2 31
Oil Quick Change Hose 2001-2 19
Outboard Bracket 1997-4 34
Outboard Engine Rebuild 2007-3 58
Overheating Alarm 2003-3 61
Power Winching 2007-2 62
Prop Noise‚ Cure for 2001-3 15
Propane Tank Holder 2001-2 18
Sand Blaster‚ Make a 2002-1 47
Spurs Line Cutter 2001-4 27
Starting Device‚ Simple Engine 2005-2 57
Tool Storage 2000-3 48
Trailer Lift Guide 2002-3 14
Water Pressure on Demand 2001-4 24
Plumbing Add-ons
Air-Head Composting Head‚ Install a 2004-3 56
Clamp Replacement 1997-2 48
Holding Tank Treatment‚ Tank-ette 1997-2 48
Holding Tank Vent Filter 2006-4 60
Holding Tank‚ Build a Wood-Epoxy 1997-2 27
Hose‚ Repair Damaged 1997-2 48
Hot Water from Engines 2005-2 55
Poly Tanks‚ Repair Leaking 2003-2 53
Shower‚ Barrel 2002-2 56
Shower‚ Water Saver 2002-3 14
Thru-hull Plugs‚ Wooden 1995-1 21
Toilet System‚ Trouble-free 2003-3 62
Toilet Treatment‚ Automatic 1995-2 19
Toilet: Manual to Electric Conversion 2008-1 60
Waste System Plumbing 2004-4 58
Waste System‚ Redo 2007-4 56
Water Heating System‚ Engine 2005-2 55
Water Manifold‚ Build a 2002-2 22
Water Pump Extension 1995-1 20
Water Pump Repair 1999-1 09
Water Pump‚ Knee Control 1997-1 39
Water Strainer‚ Make a 2000-4 32
Rigging Refits (Sail)
Boom Mast Support 1999-1 08
Chainplate‚ Repair & Reinstall 2005-3 58
Compression Post Dressup 1999-4 52
Dinghy Bridle‚ Make a 2003-4 61
HeadSail Sac 2001-4 32
Jib Sheet Attachment 1997-2 30
Keels & Rudders‚ Shaping 2005-4 42
Lazy Jacks 1995-3 32
Lifelines‚ Cleaning 2004-1 58
Mast Deck Support 2000-3 24
Mast Hoist 2001-2 18
Mast Raising/Lowering System 1999-3 22
Pedestal Grab Rail 2007-2 58
Pedestal Guard 2001-1 56
Pedestals‚ Help for Tired 2000-4 33
Rudder Stuffing Box Repair 2006-2 66
Sail Chafing Gear 2000-4 33
Sail Cleaning 2004-1 56
Winch Handle Holder 2002-1 56
REFINISHING & REPAIRS ISSUE PAGE
Bulkhead Repair and/or Replace 2004-4 45
Buy the Boat; Sell the Boat 2004-4 64
Buying a Used Boat 2004-2 39
Cabin Interior Upgrades 2004-4 32
Cabin Tops & Decks‚ Recanvassing 1998-3 07
Cast Base for Hardware 1998-1 48
Cored Composite Panels‚ Refit with 2007-4 16
DIY‚ Should you? 2006-4 15
Drill Holes‚ How to 2000-2 10
Drilling Holes in Boats 2002-1 19
Drilling Stainless 2001-1 10
Dust Masks 2001-1 09
Fastener Primer: Bolts & Nuts 2006-3 50
Floor Repair‚ Plywood 2000-4 10
Foam Flotation‚ Adding 1999-3 10
Foam Replacement‚ Professional 2005-3 18
Hardware Restoration 2001-4 23
Hatch Leak Repairs 2002-4 36
Hatch Lens Replacement 2001-4 20
Hull Repairs‚ Plywood 1998-2 22
Hull‚ Deck & Interior Tips 2002-1 47
Lifeline Repairs 2001-2 49
Moisture Meters‚ Selection & Use 2002-2 45
Non-Skid Coating: Treadmaster 1998-3 30
Plexiglas‚ Working with 1995-2 03
Potting Techniques‚ Hardware 2000-3 49
Rail Replacement‚ Wooden 2000-3 11
Rebuilding Badly Damaged Boats 2003-3 14
Refit & Displacement: Watch the Weight 2003-4 64
Renaming Ceremony 2002-1 03
Refit‚ Selecting a Boat to 2004-3 41
Stringers: How to Repair 2004-4 18
Teak Decks‚ Recaulking 2002-4 20
Tools for Repairs 1997-1 37
Stern Torque Wrenches‚ How to Use 2003-2 31
Transom Repairs‚ Plywood 1998-4 07
Used Boats: Selecting a Boat to Refit 2005-2 07
Vapor Barrier for Ceilings 1995-4 45
Water Damage Prevention 2004-2 24
Windows‚ Leak Proofing 2004-1 17
Wooden Rail Replacement 2000-3 11
Zen of Boat Restoration 2004-3 64
REFRIGERATION ISSUE PAGE
Ice Box Conversions 1996-1 10
Ice Box Insulation 1996-1 13
Ice Box Upgrades 1999-4 24
Install DC Refrigeration 1996-1 10
Refrigeration Maintenance & Troubleshooting 2003-4 26
Refrigeration Upgrades 1999-4 20
Refrigeration‚ Installating 1996-1 10
Refrigeration Maintenance & Troubleshooting 2003-4 26
Refrigeration Problems & Solutions 1999-4 20
SAFETY ISSUE PAGE
Avoiding Shock Treatment 1995-1 08
Cabin Perils: Are You At Risk? 2004-4 49
Carbon Monoxide Protection 2001-1 36
Dog Flotation Vests‚ Test of 2008-2 41
Dust Masks 2001-1 09
Fire Extinquishing Systems 2002-3 24
Flares 2003-2 03
Fog‚ Sailing in 2007-4 64
Fueling Procedures‚ Safe 2008-2 53
Inflatable Lifejackets‚ Review of 2008-2 64
Lifeline Gates 2007-4 13
Lifeline Systems 2002-3 44
Propane Handbook 2000-4 53
Propane System Safety 1995-3 38
Respirators 1996-1 37
Safety Equipment 1996-1 15
Safety Equipment Organization 2007-3 46
Seacocks & Thru-hulls 2003-1 52
Stanchions & Lifelines 2002-3 44
SAILBOAT RIGGING ISSUE PAGE
Aluminum Rubrails‚ Repair & Install 2003-2 14
Autopilot‚ Manual 1997-1 30
Backstay‚ Install a Split 2006-4 40
Ballast‚ Estimating 2001-4 34
Cable Steering Servicing 2001-1 41
Centerboards‚ Remove‚ Repair‚ Reinstall 2002-2 34
Fin Keel Conversions 2001-4 33
Furling Systems‚ Selection & Installation 2003-2 33
Going Aloft‚ Ways to 1999-2 21
Grounding: Step-by-Step Keel Repairs 2003-4 16
Hardware Installation on Masts 1998-1 27
Hydraulic Steering Systems 2001-2 25
Inner Forestay‚ Repair 1995-3 32
Jib Furling Handbook 1995-4 26
Keel-to-Hull Leaks & Cracks 2007-1 14
Keel Bolts‚ Leaking 2004-3 46
Keel Bolts‚ Repair or Replace 2000-1 25
Keel Bolt Torque Specs 2004-3 47
Keel Conversions: Fin to Bulb 2001-4 33
Keel Refinishing 2008-2 45
Keel Repairs: After Grounding 2003-4 18
Lifeline Repairs 2001-2 49
Lifeline Systems 2002-3 44
Mainsail Controls 2003-1 47
Mainsail Reefing Systems 2007-3 34
Mainsail Trim 2003-1 47
Mast Raising/Lowering 1999-3 22
Mast Replacement System 1996-3 38
Pedestal Repair 2000-4 33
Rig Tuning 1995-2 27
Rigging Inspection‚ Step-by-Step 2004-1 43
Rigging Tape 1995-2 31
Rudder Fixes 2002-1 33
Rudder‚ Remove‚ Rebuild & Reassemble 2000-3 21
Rudder Repair‚ Fiberglass & Foam 2008-4 25
Rudder Repairs 2001-3 38
Rudder Repairs‚ Water-Soaked 2002-3 37
Sail Care & Cleaning 1999-4 25
Sail Chafing Gear 2000-4 34
Sail Condition Checklist 2007-1 41
Sail Trimming‚ Proper 2005-2 37
Sails: Storm & Anchoring 2007-2 40
Steering Inspection 2006-2 35
Tanzer 22 Board Replacement 2006-1 38
Terminal Fittings‚ Mechanical 2008-1 45
Tiller-to-Wheel Conversions 1997-3 23
Torpedo Bulb Installation 2001-4 33
Traveller Upgrade 1996-2 34
Troubleshooting Rigging 2004-1 43
Winch Servicing 1996-1 34
Wire-to-Rope Halyards 2007-4 45
SEAMANSHIP ISSUE PAGE
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Joystick‚ Handling with a 2006-3 58
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Maneuvering with Thrusters 2003-4 46
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Salvaging a Sunken Boat 2007-3 64
Ship’s Logbook‚ Create a 2007-4 50
Stowing Gear Tips 2008-3 47
Tie-Up Helps 2008-4 49
Towing: What you Need to Know 2006-1 58
Towing Vs. Salvage 2006-2 62
Trip Logs & Record Keeping 2004-3 48
SERVICES ISSUE PAGE
ABYC for You 2006-2 12
Certified Engine Survey 2007-1 11
Fitness for Service 2006-4 12
Insurance: Don’t go Aground in Coverage 2003-4 42
Licensing & Registration 2004-2 37
Selling Your Boat 2007-3 30
Surveying New & Used Boats 2002-2 39
Surveyors & Boat Yards 2006-4 36
Warranties‚ Boat 2002-1 16
Warranties‚ New Boat 2008-3 10
Water Access 2008-2 12
Working with Yards 2005-3 38
SPRING COMMISSIONING (Relaunch) (Also see Engines) ISSUE PAGE
Fitting Out Checklists 2001-1 28
Hull‚ Deck & Interior Tips 2002-1 47
Inspecting Engine‚ Hull & Systems 2008-1 49
Post Launch Tips 2000-1 34
Spring Fitting Out 1995-1 04
TRAILERS & TOWING ISSUE PAGE
10 Best Trailer Options 2000-2 40
Accessories‚ Trailer 1995-2 13
Boat Haulers 2007-2 49
Buying a Used Trailer 2008-2 22
Capacity‚ Trailer 2000-2 40
Hydraulic Brake Troubleshooting 1995-2 12
Maintenance 1995-2 08
Maintenance & Repair 2000-2 40
Towing Tips 1995-2 08
Trailer Tongue Repair 2007-1 62
Trailering Accessories 2008-2 25
Upgrading Road Trailers 2006-1 28
Wheel Bearing Repacking 1995-2 10
Wiring Troubleshooting 1996-3 36
UPGRADES ISSUE PAGE
Air Conditioner‚ Install a 2006-2 31
Air Conditioner‚ Installation 1999-1 38
Aluminum Rubrails‚ Repair & Install 2003-2 14
Anchor Winch Installation 1998-2 14
Bow Thrusters 1996-3 26
Bow Thruster Selection‚ Installation & Maintenance 2002-2 30
Cabins‚ Brightening Dark 2008-3 38
Cabin Heater Installation 1997-3 18
Cabin Interior Upgrades 2004-4 32
Cabin Windows‚ Upgrading 2004-1 17
Carbon Monoxide Protection 2001-1 36
Davits: Selection & Installation 1999-4 37
Graphics: Add new 2003-4 50
Hardtop Enclosure 2000-4 40
Lighting Upgrades‚ Interior 1997-3 14
Lightning Protection Systems 2002-1 38
Rub Rail Replacement 1997-4 14
Swim Platforms 2000-4 27
Windlass Selection & Installation 2003-1 40
Windows‚ Hatches‚ Ports 2001-4 18
WINTERIZING (Storage) (Also see Engines) ISSUE PAGE
Air-Conditioner Service 2007-3 43
Battery Storage 1995-3 36
Dry Storage Sinking 2007-3 12
Haulout‚ Planning the 2-Day 1996-4 09
Inspections‚ Routine 2008-4 46
Lay-up Afloat 1998-3 11
Shrinkwrap Covers‚ How to Build 2003-3 31
Shrinkwrap Storage Shed 2008-3 33
Shrinkwrap‚ Semi-fit 2007-3 45
Storage Checklist 1996-3 16
Storage Cradle‚ Powerboat 1997-3 38
Storage: Hauling‚ Launching‚ Blocking‚ Cradling 2001-3 43
Storage Tips‚ Off-Season 1999-3 17
Tarp Fixes 1999-3 17
Tarp Vents 1999-3 19
Washdown Pump Service 2007-3 44
Winter Lay-Up 1995-3 34
Winter Lay-up Checklist 1997-3 41
Winterizing Basics 2007-3 43
Winterizing Tips 1998-3 18
Working with Yards 2005-3 38
Yard Rating Worksheet 2001-3 46



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