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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


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 101,3701.0.html

Portlights 101 (“removal tool” with pictures and guides for sealants)

Engine Manuals Online

Why External Strainers are a Bad Idea 101 (Maine Sail) 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 101,3212.0.html

Engines 101 – The BIGGEST & BEST collection of M25 Series Universal Engine Information on the Internet, plus some M35, too  :)

Depco Pump Contacts

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)

Swim Platforms 101,7415.0.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