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Relocating the 120 VAC Electrical Panel

As part of the engine re-power I decided to relocate the 120 VAC Electrical Panel to give better access to the engine compartment since the original panel blocked engine maintenance access. The boat originally came with a custom 120 VAC … Continue reading

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The Power of the Ocean

The ocean bats last.  An incredible four minute clip showing just how powerful the ocean is. How they got some of the shots is beyond me. The video is  from “Oceans” a documentary film by Jacques Perrin. The video is … Continue reading

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Heading to the water? Know these safety tips

Originally posted on Ear to the Ground:
With the weather warming up, now’s the time to start preparing for safe and fun water recreation. Use our graphic (below) for tips to help you enjoy your favorite water adventure on DNR-managed lands…

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Coast Survey adds historical publications to online collection

Originally posted on NOAA COAST SURVEY:
by Melissa Volkert, Coast Survey communications associate NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey has added a wide range of publications to our Historical Map and Chart Collection. The collection of publications consists of annual reports, catalogs,…

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USCG Adm. Zukunft: The Man, His Mission

Admiral Zukunft looked back on his first year as the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard in an interview he gave with  The interview was wide ranging and covered the challenges the U.S. Coast Guard faces over the next … Continue reading

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Developing products for “precision navigation”

Originally posted on NOAA COAST SURVEY:
Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are first up by Capt. Richard Brennan, chief, Coast Survey Development Lab The increased size of vessels entering U. S. ports, coupled with the diminishing margins that…

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Fascinating Engineering Facts About the RMS Titanic

A fascinating video on the RMS Titanic and the Olympic-Class ships by Bill “Engineer Guy” Hannack.  The images and information is from the 1909 to 1911 editions of the Journal The Engineer.  The video starts with the laying of the … Continue reading

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Anchor Hitch

The Anchor Hitch is a great knot for conditions that alternate between loaded and unloaded such as an anchor rode or where the end of a line might be flapping around. The Anchor Hitch is a bit more difficult to … Continue reading

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