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101 Series of Links

Stu's post on BBS: Over the past decade or more, "regular" topics come up repeatedly. In developing responses to questions, many of us use the handy links to earlier discussions. I've recently begun to develop some "101" topics, which are groups of links to popular subjects and those discussions. I'll leave this topic as a sticky, and add any new "101"s that may develop. Many of them include links to other websites and message boards, since boat systems are not always boat-specific.


Critical Upgrades
Electrical Systems 101
Stereo Systems 101
Stereo Systems 101b
Alternator Belt Tensioning Tool
Ammeters & Shunts 101
Bed-It Butyl Tape 101
Solar 101 (by Maine Sail)
Solar 101b - another very good resource
Docking 101 [includes a link in Reply #1 to a very good single handed topic]
Single Handing 101
Single Handing 101.1 Midship Cleats Pictures
Single Handing 101.2 HOPPING OFF THE BOAT IS UNNECESSARY
Bleeding 101
Fuel Polishing 101 (thanks again to Maine Sail)
Transmission Fluid 101
Head Replacement 101 - Installation of PHII Head
Head Odors 101 - Hits Peggie Hall's Top Ten Hits
Head Odors 101.1 - "T" into sink drain:
Head Leaks and Vented Loops 101.1.a
Head Odors 101.2 The Difference between KO & Odorlos (scroll up to Reply #2)
Head Odors 101.3 Flix of New Vent
Head Hoses 101
Head Pumps 101 Why just pouring water into the bowl is NOT a good idea
Fresh Water System Recommissioning 101 - Peggie Hall's "Cocktail"
Fuel Filtration 101 (with both primary Racor and secondary engine filter identification)
Fuel Filtration 101b
Fuel Pumps 101 including Flix of Napa Fuel Pumps
Fuel Log 101
Anchoring 101
Anchor Selection 101 includes new generation anchors and bowsprits short/extended
Better: Why NEW GEN Anchors are Better
Anchor System Sizing Tables (Reply #6) & Why Swivels are a bad idea
Anchor Retrieval 101 Singlehanded (with link to picture of "windlass" in Reply #4)
Engine Overheating 101 - How to Burp Your Engine (Reply #6)
Oberdorfer Pump Rebuild 101
Repacking a Stuffing Box 101
Suffing Box 101b
Winterizing Tips
replacement Heat Exchangers 101: Sources for replacement
Posting Photos 101 http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,3701.0.html
Portlights 101 ("removal tool" with pictures and guides for sealants)
Engine Manuals Online
Why External Strainers are a Bad Idea 101 (Maine Sail)
http://forums.sbo.sailboatowners.com/showthread.php?t=102541 101 Boat Surveying 101
Electric Fuel Pumps 101
IMPORTANT Universal M-25 & M25XP Alternator Bracket Upgrade & Alignment 101 IMPORTANT
Running Alternator Bracket Adjusting Arm Failure (w/pictures) - Check Engine When Running
Fridges 101 (Adler Barbour Repairs & Troubleshooting from Richard Kollmann)
Fridge Follies 101
Thermostats 101 http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,3212.0.html
Engines 101 - The BIGGEST & BEST collection of M25 Series Universal Engine Information on the Internet, plus some M35, too  :)
Depco Pump Contacts http://www.depcopump.com/contactus.php
forums... Hitachi Alternators 101
Leaking Portlights 101 - good links from this forum
Pictures Rebedding a Keel Stub 101 The Catalina Smile with Pictures
Lift Supports 101 (gas struts) http://www.liftsupportsdepot.com/
Swim Platforms 101 http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,7415.0.html
Refrigeration 101 - link to Richard Kollmann's website
Cruise Spares for a Long Cruise
#3 Countertop Replacement - faux finishes - see the link in Reply #3
Sail Dodgers & Canvas 101 thanks to Maine Sail
101 Winterizing 101
101 Radar AIS and Fog 101
Sail Remote Oil Filter 101 - Details from Maine Sail
Sole Water Heater Hose Replacement 101 - Under the galley sole
Sail Chainplate Rebedding 101 - with Bed It with Butyl from Maine Sail
Bahamas Cruising 101 - Dan Harrington's weal sea does the Erie Canal and the Bahamas