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10 Tips For Picking the Best Fishing Lure
Every fishing situation is different, but these 10 tips apply across the board.
Do I Need Fuses for My Solar Panels and Wind Turbine?
As long as wiring is sized properly, devices that can't produce more current than their maximum rated amperage don't require fuses or circuit breakers.
Why is My Holding Tank Gauge Inaccurate?
Capacitive sensors of the type shown don't have a great track record of indicating tank levels correctly.
Should the Fuel Hoses On My Boat Have Labels?
There are standards for identifying the type of fuel hose used, but not the purpose of each hose. Many builders skip the step of labeling hoses, leaving it up to boat owners to do the detective work.
Is Nylon Strapping OK for My Batteries?
With sealed, valve-regulated batteries, nylon retaining straps shouldn't be subjected to corrosive vapors -- and if they are, they're still pretty reliable.
Weego Emergency Jump-Starters: How Many Amps Do I Need?
Engine jump-starters are a good idea -- but how can you tell how much cranking power is necessary?
Confusion Over Marine Fuel Hose Numbers
The updated ratings are all about permeability.
Selling Your Boat: DIY, or Trade In?
Here are some tips to help you sell your boat for the best price.
Will Sacrificial Anodes Work if Not Submerged?
For anodes to work, they need to be immersed in the same electrolyte as the metals they're protecting.
Can a Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Be Put Out with a Conventional Fire Extinguisher?
Lithium-ion battery installations need to be well-engineered, with redundant safety systems and automatic disconnects.

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