How to Properly Connect Wires to a Marine Battery

Loye Futch, a 25 year veteran of the marine industry and professional boat mechanic, who will show you how to properly connect wires to a marine battery.

How To Install Heat Shrink Terminals on Boat Wiring

Boats.com has Gary Reich walk you through the process of installing heat shrink terminals, explain what tools are necessary, and provide some helpful tips.

Customer Spotlight – Luciano Valdivia

Valdivia-BEFORE Valdivia-AFTER

Luciano Valdivia’s work on this 1965 Sailstar Bristol Corinthian was as in-depth as it is gorgeous. This sailboat from Rhinecliff, New York could be the poster for Extreme Makeover-Boating Edition. Unfortunately, the photos show only a fraction of his work on this boat, christened Pas de Deux, but much more has been done. The teak cockpit flooring had to be bleached and oiled, and the chainplates were pulled and reset. All of the boat’s brightwork had to be refinished; and the entire interior was sanded and refinished as well. Pas de Deux’s interior also received new cushions, shelf installation, and rewiring. In fact, all of her hardware was reset. To replace the old, rotted combing boards, Luciano cut brand-new boards out of mahogany by using the originals as templates. The original winches were replaced with bronze Barient winches, and the old bench was refitted with new silicon bronze fasteners. To maintain Pas de Deux’s classic look, Luciano added vinyl graphics for the name and hailing port. All of Valdivia’s work has definitely paid off, however, because she looks incredible.

Wiring a Bilge Pump

Installing a bilge pump can be messy and confusing…
This video by OffCenterHarbor.com makes it clear & simple. Don Eley, professor at the Maine Maritime Academy, walks us through a basic system that you might find on any small boat.

Electrical Systems – Part 4

Making good connections – walking you through a simple two battery system.
You can check out the series here: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

Electrical Systems – Part 3

Wiring simplified – OffCenterHarbor.com and Professor Eley walk you through a simple two-battery system.
You can check out Part 1 of this series here, and Part 2 here.

Electrical Systems – Part 2

Learn a simple step-by-step system for working with Batteries and Cables.
You can check out Part 1 of this series here.