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The ANCHOR is Anchors Aweigh Academy‘s online magazine, which contains some terrific “How To…” articles like:
- How to build a boat.
- How to outfit a boat.
- How to buy a boat.
- How to sell a boat.
- How to inspect a boat.
- How to find a good marine surveyor. The different types of marine surveys.
- How to document a vessel.
- How to get the best insurance. Types of policies, Insurance claims.
- How to transport a boat including trailering, towing, and crewing.
- How to find a skipper and crew for a boat delivery.
- How to become a licensed captain or crew member.
- How to become a marine surveyor.
- How to Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair boat equipment including engines. The value of oil analysis, Engine Rebuild vs Repower. Prevalence of up-charging and cost overruns in the marketplace.
- Plus Product Reviews, Troubleshooting Guides, Do-It-Yourself Refitting & Repair Guides (many explaining the Marine Statutes and Industry Standards). Many written by professionals in the marine industry.
The Anchor is a perfect example of a “living publication” as it is continuously being revised and updated with the latest information, techniques, etc. (Note: We are loading these articles as quickly as we can reformat and update them, so please be patient.)
Articles Indexed By “Website Contents” Main Topics
ABOUT BOATS (w/Links to Maritime Museums)
^ Early History
^ Recent History
^ Modern Vessel Types
^ Boat Designing Schools
^ Boat Designers (Naval Architects, Boat Plans, Kits, etc)
^ Statutes & Standards
^ ^ Laws
^ ^ Classification Societies
^ ^ ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council – US)
^ ^ NFPA (National Fire Protection Association – US)
^ ^ International Standards (IMO)
^ Boat Building Tools & Equipment (Manufacturers, Specs, Manuals, Recalls, Suppliers, etc)
^ Boat Materials (Manufacturers, Specs, Manuals, Recalls, Suppliers, etc)
^ ^ Wood
^ ^ Metal
^ ^ Ferrocement
^ ^ Fiberglass
^ Boat Equipment (Manufacturers, Specs, Manuals, Reviews, Recalls, Suppliers, etc)
^ ^ Steering & Thrusters
^ ^ Stabilizers & Trim Plates
^ ^ Dewatering Devices
^ ^ Galvanic Corrosion Protection
^ ^ Hull Penetrations & Openings (Thru-Hulls, Scuttles, Skylights, Hatches, etc)
^ ^ Deck Hardware & Equipment
^ ^ ^ Ground Tackle
^ ^ ^ Commercial Fishing Gear
^ ^ Rigging (Riggers)
^ ^ ^ Sails (Sailmakers)
^ ^ Propulsion Machinery (Types, Control Systems, etc)
^ ^ ^ Engines – 4-Stroke & 2-Cycle
> > > >~+Selecting the Right Diesel Engine for a Boat.
> > > >~+Repowering vs Rebuilding.
> > > >GM Vortec water intrusion, Hydrolocking,
> > > >Cat 3208 Flaw: Camshaft Gear interference fit. Drivesaver (see DIY – Engines)
> > > >Lehman “Fixes” (see DIY – Engines)
> > > >Hino Manicooler (Problem: Cavitation. Fix: Seperate Manifold, Heat Exchanger)
> > > >~ US Marine’s Hino Diesel Engine Manicooler Fiasco – Finish
^ ^ ^ ^ Engine Mechanical & Aspiration
> > > > >~ Reciprocating Piston Engine Configurations. – PIXs
> > > > >~Engines with Inherently Weak “Bottom Ends” (see DD 8.2L)
> > > > >~Engine Hydrolocking
^ ^ ^ ^ Engine Lubrication
> > > > >~Taking a Proper Engine Oil Sample for Analysis LINK
^ ^ ^ ^ Engine Fuel
> > > > >~The often overlooked cause of Engine Detonation – Phase-Separation – PIXs
> > > > >~ Intercoolers vs Aftercoolers
^ ^ ^ ^ Engine Electrical (Cranking, Charging, Instrumentation, etc)
^ ^ ^ ^ Engine Cooling:
^ ^ ^ ^ Engine Exhaust
> > > > >~ Exhaust Elbow Overheat Alarm
^ ^ ^ ^ Engine Mounting (Hard, Soft, etc)
^ ^ ^ Engine-to-Marine Gear Interfaces (SAE Specs, Damper Plates, Jackshafts, etc)
^ ^ ^ Marine Gears (Inboards, V-Drives, IOs, OBs, Surface-Piercing, etc)
^ ^ ^ Shafting (Propshafts, Couplings, Seals, Bearings, Struts, Keys, Nuts, etc)
^ ^ ^ Propellers (Screws, Water Jets, Paddle wheels, etc)
^ ^ Electrical Systems (Direct Current, Alternating Current, etc)
^ ^ ^ Auxiliary Generators
^ ^ Domestic Systems
^ ^ ^ Cabin Heating & Cooling
^ ^ ^ Galley Appliances (Refrigeration, Galley Stoves, LPG/CNG Systems)
^ ^ ^ Water Systems
^ ^ ^ Trash Disposal
^ ^ ^ Furnishings (Cabinetry, furniture, Coverings, Entertainment, Weather, etc)
^ ^ Navigation & Communication Systems
^ ^ Safety Equipment (PFDs, Life Rafts, Fire Ext., Alarms, Medical Kits)
^ ^ Personal Equipment
^ ^ ^ Diving (Commercial & Sport)
^ ^ ^ Fishing (Sport)
^ ^ ^ Sailing (Foul Weather Gear, Safety Harnesses, etc)
^ ^ ^ Racing (Sail, Offshore Power, Powerboat, Hydroplane, etc)
^ ^ ^ Watersports (Surfing, Skiing, Boarding, Tubing, etc)
^ ^ Boat Trailers
^ Marine Suppliers: Countries by Regions
^ ^ Marine Suppliers: United States
^ Boat Building Schools
^ Boat Builders (Model Specs, Manuals, Reviews, Recalls, etc)
^ ^ Boat Builders A~Z
^ ^ Boat Builders by MIC (Manufacturer’s Identification Code)
^ ^ Boat Builders: Countries by Regions
^ ^ ^ Boat Builders: United States
^ ^ Boat Builders by Vessel Types
^ Do-It-Yourself Boat Building
BOAT MARKETING (Online Classified Ads, Free Magazines with Ads, Price Guides)
^ Boat Shows: Countries by Regions
^ ^ Boat Shows: United States
^ Boat Dealers: Countries by Regions
^ ^ Boat Dealers: United States
^ Boat Dealers & Yacht Brokers: Countries by Regions
^ ^ Boat Dealers & Yacht Brokers: United States
^ Importing & Exporting
^ Auctions & Sales (Government, Seizure, Foreclosure, Repo, Insurance, Donation, etc)
^ Do-It-Yourself Private Sales (Buyers & Sellers)
^ Types of Marine Surveys
^ Marine Surveyors: Countries by Regions
^ ^ Marine Surveyors: United States
^ Marine Surveying Schools
^ Do-It-Yourself Inspections
BOAT TITLES & VESSEL REGISTRY
^ Boat Titles & Registration
^ Vessel Registry (Documentation, Licensing)
^ ^ Vessel Title Companies: Countries by Regions
^ ^ ^ Vessel Title Companies: United States
^ Credit Unions
^ Types of Insurance Policies
^ Insurance Companies
^ Insurance Agencies: Countries by Regions
^ ^ Insurance Agencies: United States
^ Claim Processing
^ ^ Filing a Claim
^ ^ Repair Facility Claim Procedures
^ ^ Claim Resolution
^ ^ Subrogation
^ ^ Claim Cases
^ Boat Transport by Sea
^ ^ Piggyback
^ ^ Delivery Skippers & Crews
^ ^ Towing (Tugs, Towboats, etc)
^ Boat Transport Over Land
^ ^ Boat Transporters (by type and size)
BOAT HAULING & LAUNCHING
^ Hoists: Countries by Regions (Slipways, Railways, Drydocks, Elevators, Cranes, Travel Lifts, etc)
^ ^ Hoists: United States
^ Launch Ramps: Countries by Regions (Public & Private)
^ ^ Launch Ramps: United States
BOAT MOORAGE & STORAGE
^ Moorage & Storage Builders (Moorings, Marinas, Docks, Racks, Stacks, Lifts, Railways, etc)
^ Anchorages: Countries by Regions
^ ^ Anchorages: United States
^ Marinas: Countries by Regions
^ ^ Marinas: United States
^ Yards, Racks & Stacks: Countries by Regions
^ ^ Yards, Racks & Stacks: United States
BOATING ORGANIZATIONS (Cruising Clubs, Educational, Gov Aux, etc)
^ Yacht Clubs: Countries by Regions
^ ^ Yacht Clubs: United States
^ Sailing Clubs: Countries by Regions
^ ^ Sailing Clubs: United States
^ Boat Owner Associations
BOATING & TRAVEL
^ Events: Countries by Regions (Festivals, Rendezvous, Cruises, Races, Derbies, etc)
^ ^ Events: United States
^ Destinations: Countries by Regions (Anchorages, Guest Docks, Attractions, Food, Lodging, etc)
^ ^ Destinations: United States
^ Weather & Tides (Sun & Moon, Rise & Set)
^ Boat Rentals & Charters (Kayaks, PWCs, Pontoon, Fishing, Barefoot, Crewed, etc)
^ ^ Boat Rentals & Charters: Countries by Regions
^ ^ ^ Boat Rentals & Charters: United States
^ Licensed Masters
^ Commercial Passage (Cruises, Freighters, RV Barge Cruises, etc)
^ Member Voyages
BOATING & MARITIME EDUCATION (Operator Qualification, etc)
^ Boating Safety Classes (Pleasure Craft Operator’s Cards, etc)
^ ^ Boating Safety (Accidents, Prevention, Man-Overboard, Search & Rescue, etc)
^ Boating & Seamanship Training
^ ^ Seamanship Schools
^ ^ Sailing Schools
^ ^ One-On-One Training
^ Maritime Schools
^ ^ Captain’s License Classes & Testing
^ Admiralty Law
^ ^ International Treaties (SOLAS, MARPOL, COLREGS, etc)
^ ^ Laws: Countries by Regions (Operator & Equipment Requirements, etc)
^ ^ ^ Laws: United States
^ Insurance Law
^ Personal Injury
^ Product Liability
^ Consumer Protection
^ Law Firms: Countries by Regions
^ ^ Law Firms: United States
^ Expert Witnesses
^ Case Examples
>~+How To Run A Profitable Marine Repair Shop.
>~+Repair Shop Scams.
^ Refitters: Countries by Regions (Shipyards, Boatyards, Riggers, Repair Shops, etc)
^ ^ Refitters: United States
^ Boat Repair Schools (Hull, Systems, On-Board Equipment, Propulsion Machinery, etc)
^ Do-It-Yourself Refitting (Installation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting, Repair, etc)
> >+~Is Your Boat Ready (for changes in seasons, dormancy) Winterization, +
^ ^ DIY: Fundamentals
^ ^ ^ DIY: Tools, Usage, Safety, etc
> > > >Tools: Hand, Power, Specialty
> > > >~+Permatex, Locktite
> > > >~+Borescope
^ ^ ^ DIY: Rot, Corrosion, Fatigue, etc
> > > >Corrosion: Galvanic, Oxidation, etc
> > > >Electrolysis: Stray Currents
^ ^ ^ DIY: Troubleshooting, Failure Analysis, etc
^ ^ DIY: Vessel Structure
> > > >Chafe Protection For Onboard Systems Please
^ ^ ^ DIY: Hull & Deck
> > > >~+Gelcoat Blisters.
^ ^ ^ DIY: Steering & Thrusters (Mechanical, Hydraulic, etc)
^ ^ ^ DIY: Stabilizers & Trim Plates
^ ^ ^ DIY: Dewatering Devices
^ ^ ^ DIY: Galvanic Corrosion Protection
^ ^ ^ DIY: Hull Penetrations & Openings (Thru-Hulls, Scuttles, Skylights, Hatches, etc)
^ ^ ^ DIY: Deck Hardware & Equipment (Fittings, Railings, etc)
^ ^ ^ ^ DIY: Ground Tackle (Anchors, Rode, Windlass, etc)
^ ^ ^ ^ DIY: Commercial Fishing Gear
^ ^ ^ DIY: Rigging
^ ^ ^ ^ DIY: Sails
^ ^ DIY: Propulsion Machinery (Control Systems, etc)
> > >Dangers of Jet Drives: Injuries, Deaths (Rhodes)
> > >Impact Damage: IB, IO, OB,
> > >Shafting: Propeller, Propshaft, Cutlass, Strut, Strut Pad, Flange Nut,
> > >Drivesaver, Marine Gear Aluminum Hsg, Damper Plate, Adapter Plate,
> > >Mounts, Mount Brackets,
> > >Engine: Cummins 5.9L Cracked Block #53, 3208 CamShaft Gear,
^ ^ ^ DIY: Engines (Fuels, Troubleshooting, Repair, Rebuilding vs Repowering, etc)
> > > >~ Selecting the Right Diesel Engine for a Boat.
> > > >~ Proper Operation of a Diesel Engine. Carbon Buildup, Misfire. Governor Wear.
> > > >~The Often Overlooked Cause of Engine Detonation – Phase-Separation
> > > >~ Repowering vs Rebuilding.
> > > >~ Reciprocating Piston Engine Configurations.
> > > >Lehman “Fixes” (see DIY – Engines)
> > > >~ Engine Misfire.
> > > >~ Ford Diesel Injection Pump Damage When Oil Unchecked.
> > > >~ Upgrading Lehman Engine Oil Filter Installation and Hoses.
> > > >~ Engine Oil Cooler Failures.
> > > >~Lehman Engine Damage Caused By Unchecked Gear Wear.
> > > >~Jabsco “Two-Shaft” Raw Water Pump Coupling Failure. Pictures.
> > > >~ Engine Exhaust Elbow Failure Causes & Cures.
> > > >~ Rear-Most Piston Scoring Causes & Cures.
> > > >~ Prevent Pressure Cap Failure With Coolant Return Tank.
> > > >~ Engine Coolant Hose Failure Causes.
> > > >~ Preventing Premature Engine Drive Belt Wear & Failure.
> > > >~ Carrying Spare Engine Belts.
> > > >~ Engine Wiring Faults – Causes and Cures.
> > > >~ Transmission Fluid Cooler Failures.
> > > >~ Velvet-Drive CR2 Pinion Nut Update.
^ ^ ^ ^ DIY: Engine Mechanical
> > > > >Blocks, Shafts, Rods, Pistons, Heads, Valves, etc)
> > > > >~ ^Reciprocating Piston Engine Configurations. 2 & 4 Stroke Cycle.
> > > > >~ Engine Warping & Cracking that Results from Engine Overheating
> > > > > – Head, Valve arrangement.
> > > > >Connecting Rod Cap installed backwords
> > > > >Hydrolocking
> > > > >Cat 3208 Flaw: Camshaft Gear interference fit. Drivesaver
> > > > >Relational Compression Test
^ ^ ^ ^ DIY: Engine Lubrication
> > > > >http://blog.boattrader.com/2014/10/engine-cleanliness-use-high-quality-detergent-motor-oil.html
^ ^ ^ ^ DIY: Engine Fuel
> > > > >~The often overlooked cause of Engine Detonation – Phase-Separation
> > > > >~ Gasoline Fuel Systems, Carburation, Fuel Injection, Electronic
> > > > >~A-Z of Plumbing Fuel Systems >~Diesel Fuel Systems
> > > > > Demystifying the Fuel Injection System >~ Diesel Fuel Injection
> > > > > Electronic Diesel Injection
> > > > >Air Chargers, Intercoolers vs Aftercoolers
^ ^ ^ ^ DIY: Engine Electrical
> > > > >Wet VP flybridge Ignition key shorted and started diesel engine, burnt starter, battery,+
> > > > >~ Proper Marine Wiring Techniques
> > > > >http://www.billdietrich.me/OutboardMotorMaintenance.html
> > > > >Alternator Cooling System
> > > > >Tollycraft Engine Harness_ Aftermarket Wiring Harness – Not tinned, Not
> > > > >^sealed, Not >^secured, (Bridging), No (+), Boat current comes from engines (fuses
> > > > >^daisy-chained). Engines connected together. Title: Substandard wiring harnesses
> > > > >^develope faults that have cost Tollycraft owners thousands of dollars, even tens
> > > > >^of thousands of dollars when misdiagnosed.
^ ^ ^ ^ DIY: Engine Cooling
> > > > >~ US Marine’s Hino Diesel Engine Manicooler Fiasco.
> > > > >~ Minerals Coating Heat Exchangers and Coolers
> > > > >~ Heat Exchanger and Cooler Cracks Due To Overheating
> > > > >~ Engine Sensor Damage that Results from an Engine Overheat
> > > > >~+
^ ^ ^ ^ DIY: Engine Exhaust
> > > > >Waterlifts
> > > > >Exhaust Systems (DIY Boats)
> > > > >Exhaust Elbows, Mfds
> > > > >~ Wet Exhaust System Damage When Raw Water Flow Stops
^ ^ ^ ^ DIY: Engine Mounting
> > > > >Impact Damage: Broken Mounts, Broken Mount Brackets. Cracked Block.
> > > > >Prop-Strike, Grounding
> > > > >IB, IO, OB, Sail-Drive (Adapter Plate, +),
^ ^ ^ DIY: Engine-to-Marine Gear Interfaces (Adapter Plates, Damper Plates, Jackshafts, etc)
^ ^ ^ DIY: Marine Gears (Inboards, Inboard-Outboards, Outboards, Sail Drives, Pods, etc)
> > > >Beware The Unprotected Saildrive (Galvanic Corrosion)
> > > >Bravo III Corrosion, Bent Propshafts, Gimbal Bearings, Bellows, U-Joint Shaft Seals
> > > >Comparing Marine Gears
> > > >Walters V-Drive (U-Joints)
> > > >~ Velvet-Drive CR2 Pinion Nut Update
> > > >~ Transmission Fluid Cooler Failures.
^ ^ ^ DIY: Shafting (Shafts, Couplings, CVC Joints, Thrust Bearings, Seals, Cutlass, Struts, etc)
> > > >Impact damage: IB, IO, OB, SailDrive (Adapter Plate), +
> > > >Drivesaver
> > > >Service shaft Seals (Flax, Dripless)
> > > >http://www.powerandmotoryacht.com/refit-and-upgrade/hands-on-stuffing-box-tips-1
> > > >Yahoo (PIXs), Google: Propeller Shaft Packing
> > > >Check The Shaft Bearing On The Hard
> > > >Shaft Bearings
> > > >Propshaft Alignment
> > > >Dialing-In (Straightness)
^ ^ ^ DIY: Propellers (Screws, Water Jets, Paddle wheels, etc)
> > > >Impact damage
^ ^ DIY: Electrical Systems
> > >Protecting Bilge Wiring From Corrosion
> > >Protect That Wiring! (Chaffing)
> > >How To, Lightning Protection, Electric Propulsion
> > >What Constitutes Ignition Protection?
> > >Tollycraft Engine Harness^
^ ^ ^ DIY: Direct Current
^ ^ ^ DIY: Alternating Current
> > > >Electric Shock
> > > >Dock tragedy shows danger of fresh-water marinas DONE
> > > >Nuisance Tripping With ELCI, Why?
^ ^ ^ DIY: DC to AC Inverters
^ ^ ^ DIY: Auxiliary Generators
^ ^ DIY: Domestic Systems
^ ^ ^ DIY: Cabin Heating & Cooling
^ ^ ^ DIY: Galley Appliances
^ ^ ^ ^ DIY: LPG systems
^ ^ ^ DIY: Water Systems
> > > >Get To Know Your Check Valves
^ ^ ^ DIY: Trash Disposal
> > > >Compactors, Placards, etc
^ ^ ^ DIY: Furnishings (Cabinetry, furniture, Coverings, Entertainment, Weather, etc)
^ ^ DIY: Nav & Comm Systems (Charts, Compass, GPS, Radar, Lights, Flares, EPIRB, VHF, etc)
> > >Are My Antennas Too Close To Each Other?
> > >Beef Up Your Antenna Wire
^ ^ DIY: Safety Equipment (PFDs, Firefighting, Alarms, etc)
^ ^ DIY: Personal Equipment (Diving, Fishing, Sailing, Racing, Watersports, etc)
^ ^ DIY: Tenders
^ ^ DIY: Boat Trailers
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