Preface This article contains three separate videos that show how to physically program Balmar regulators. The videos are meant to be [...]
Port to Starboard Orientation In this photo I am simulating a sailboat heeling with flooded batteries. For years I’ve wanted to [...]
December 11, 2012 After having a discussion with one of my customers, about leaving his battery charger running on-board all winter, [...]
The Stock Alternator Many boats, both power and sailboats, come equipped with, or have have used, the 5" small-case Motorola/Prestolite/Leece-Neville style [...]
If You Don't Know How to Solder..... If you really don't know how to solder a VHF PL259 connector there are other options as you'll see below. This one is laughable, except that when this owner needed his VHF it was no joke or laughing matter that it failed to transmit. The previous owner or perhaps even a boat yard employee decided that solder on the shield for the VHF cable was optional. It worked for a short while, rather weakly, and then failed all together. Those holes are where the solder would go to contact the shield or braided portion of the coax cable.