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Troubleshooting NEMA 2000 Systems in Marine Engines

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Added by Capt. John Banister, AMS® on November 16, 2015 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Methods for Determining Moisture in Fiberglass Hulls

I had recently responded to a blog post on Linkedin about the effectiveness and accuracy of moisture meters on fiberglass boat hulls. My post had to be approved by the moderator which was ran by a yacht broker. Which it never was approved or posted, however other posts condemning the use of moisture meters and insinuating in some other posts that marine surveyors make hasty assumptions from moisture meter readings…

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Added by Capt. John Banister, AMS® on October 7, 2014 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Thermal Imaging and the Benefits to Your Boat or Yacht

What is Thermal Imaging?   

Thermal imaging (also sometimes referred to as thermography, infrared imaging or thermal scanning) is the means by which humans can see the infrared portion of the light spectrum. Every object gives off some amount of thermal radiation so thermal imaging is ideal for observing temperature anomalies that are abnormal in machinery, electrical equipment, and even in solids such as wood, fiberglass,…

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Added by Capt. John Banister, AMS® on January 30, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Galvanic Corrosion – One Of The Biggest Enemies Of Boats In The Water

Hello, I wanted to write today to talk about galvanic corrosion. For those of you not familar with galvanic corrosion it is an electrochemical reaction when one metal corrodes from another when both are immersed in a electrolyte that is conductive (such as sea water). Dissimilar metals and metal alloys have different electrode potentials when two or more of these metals exist in the same electrolyte. When this happens a galvanic couple is created and depending upon…

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Added by Capt. John Banister, AMS® on April 20, 2012 at 7:12pm — No Comments

What to Look For On A Marine Survey

Some things to look for on a marine survey…

A boat survey is necessary for many reasons. Most of the time they are used for pre-purchase and insuring purposes. However when seriously considering the purchase of a new sailing or power vessel (no matter what the size) a survey should be performed on the vessel so you know exactly what you are getting before you purchase the vessel.…

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Added by Capt. John Banister, AMS® on March 14, 2012 at 1:14pm — No Comments

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