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Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:27:28 -0500

 



What Is An Anchor Windlass?

Wed, 23 Mar 2011 07:51:30 -0500

An anchor windlass is termed as a machine which is used to manipulate the anchor chain and/or rope, which helps the raising & lowering of an anchor. Links of chain or rope are engaged by notched wheel, a brake is also there to control the movement. Electric or hydraulic motor or gear train is used to power the windlass.



How to Build a Wine Cellar in Your Basement

Tue, 10 Nov 2009 10:22:03 -0600

Building a basement wine cellar is the ideal way to store and preserve your wine collection. The importance of planning your cellar cannot be overemphasized. Commit your plans to paper before you rush to the lumberyard. Planning in advance will help you avoid problems later.



Marine Diesel Engine Maintenance - Engine Cooling

Thu, 28 May 2009 10:37:36 -0500

Did you know that if you understand the basics of marine diesel engine maintenance you can service your own marine engine and save on maintenance costs? In this article we discuss the engine cooling system and replacing the sea water pump impeller.



The Best Wine Rack Options For a Wine Cellar

Tue, 28 Apr 2009 13:01:39 -0500

Have you ever been frustrated because you can't locate that special bottle, or because you are not able to show off your wine collection to your friends? Would you like to be able to keep all your precious wine bottles within easy access at all times? Well all this is possible no matter whether your collection is large or small, or if it resides in a purpose built cellar or a cupboard under the stairs. Wine racks come in many different styles, sizes and materials to make sure your valuable collection can be stored safely and stylishly. You can now find a system of wine racks to suit every purpose and every budget.



Marine Diesel Engine Maintenance

Wed, 21 May 2008 16:08:45 -0500

In a conventional marine diesel engine the power is produced by hot compressed air igniting fuel sprayed under very high pressure into the cylinder head. A marine diesel engine does not use a carburetor to mix fuel and air or spark plugs to ignite the mixture. Instead it employs the pistons to compress the air to 3000 kPa which causes it to become extremely hot and the fuel is ignited as soon as it is injected into the cylinder.



Understanding A Marine Exhaust System

Tue, 11 Dec 2007 15:03:39 -0600

Marine exhausts systems are an important and often overlooked part of a marine engine. Most vessels have a wet exhaust system whereby salt water is injected at the riser - the outlet for exhaust from the exhaust manifold. This mixture of exhaust gas and water then passes through a series of bends until it exits the boat, preferably at the stern.



How To Winterize Your Boat

Tue, 28 Nov 2006 07:03:11 -0600

Winterizing your boat is the single most important maintenance duty that you will have to perform as a boat owner. If it is done correctly, very little work will be required to get the boat ready for the water in the spring. Proper winterization greatly extends the life of the boat and its engine by protecting its components from freezing, corrosion and lying idle.



The Role of a Center Console Boat Cover

Fri, 14 Jul 2006 09:55:01 -0500

Owning a boat can be a great pleasure and a great achievement. Keeping a boat in great shape can be an even greater achievement since it involves a great deal of time, effort and money. Boats require constant attention. So one of the first things you need to consider after you've purchased your boat is protecting it from the onslaughts of nature.



How To Launch A Boat

Thu, 15 Jun 2006 06:02:33 -0500

Launching your boat will become a simple task with a little practice. However, if you are new to boating you might want to hitch up your boat trailer and head to an empty parking lot to gain some practice.



How To Create A Mini Wine Cellar In A Closet

Tue, 11 Apr 2006 07:36:53 -0500

When you're passionate about wine you begin collecting it... and when you begin collecting it you need a place to store it. A closet can easily be turned into a mini wine cellar to store your growing wine collection...



Ideal Wine Temperature

Mon, 17 Jan 2005 07:58:11 -0600

The degree and the speed of temperature change are critical when storing your wine. A gradual change of a few degrees between summer and winter won't matter. The same change each day will harm your wines by aging them too rapidly.



Start Your Wine Cellar The Right Way

Sat, 15 Jan 2005 14:43:19 -0600

One of the great joys of wine is to be able to select a bottle from your own cellar, perhaps one that you've been storing for some years, draw the cork and enjoy it with friends. However, wine is an ever-changing substance and how it is stored will directly affect how quickly and how well it ages!