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Can old systems still be safe?
Feb 2003 p83-89  (7.00 pages)
Category: Product tests / Used boats
Author: David Harding
Description: Boat Check
Testing of the electrics and gas instalments on a 22-year-old Westerly Discus. Batteries, pipes through bulkheads, flexible hoses, gas alarms.
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7 gas alarms on test
Mar 2006 p60-63  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Product tests
Description: Group test
Gas alarms: EZ Sense, Pilot Mini, SF Detection Z10b, Dualwatch, RDM 203, Vetus GD900, Nereus WG1000
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7 LPG gas alarms on test
Nov 2011 p84-87  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Buyers' Guide
Author: Alex Bell
Description: PBO tested
A gas alarm can give peace on mind and may even save your life. What's available? How do they work? Sensor location. NASA gas monitor, Nereus WG100-L, Pilot Mini Gas Alarm, Vetus GD1000, Waeco Magic Safe MSG-150.
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Peril in the pipeline? Gas on board
Mar 2001 p58-62  (5.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Philip Pond
Description: Self-survey - Your gas installation
The gas used for cooking and heating on many boats can be a serious health hazard if not kept under control. Philip Pond looks at how to check that your boat's installation is safe.
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What to watch as your boat grows older - Electrics
Mar 2003 p82-87  (6.00 pages)
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Category: Electrics & electronics / Electronics
Author: David Harding
Description: Boat Check: Inspecting the electrics and electronics on Westerly Discus
Returning to the Westerly Discus we visited last month, our electrical expert concludes his investigation into the state of the batteries, wiring and switch panel, while the electronics also come under scrutiny.
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Offshore gas: Making the right connections
Aug 1994 p56  (5.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety
Author: David Harding
Description: Safety - Offshore gas fitting and safety
Gas. Some boat owners still swear by their paraffin of alcohol stoves, but these days the vast majority prefer cooking on gas. But on board a boat with petrol of diesel engines and 12 volt electrical systems, it needs to be handled with respect.
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Is my switching system safe?
Jun 2002 p47
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Category: Questions & answers / Electrics & electronics
Author: Jim Harvey/James Hortop
Description: Inside Information
Battery systems
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A Gas Installation For Cruising
Mar 1993 p21  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Practical / Seamanship & safety
Author: Jonathan Barker
Description: Cruising log - LPG installation for 40ft going transatlantic
Jonathan, Boating Liaison Officer for Calor Gas Ltd, explains how he would design the gas systems of a bluewater cruising yacht. Cylinder lockers, calculating consumption, leak detector.
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How safe are your circuits?
Jan 2002 p101-106
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Category: Seamanship & safety / Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: James Hortop/Pat Manley/Richard Morley
Description: Boat Check
Onboard a Moody 31 checking electrics, the engine and RNLI safety check
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AC distribution - Electrics made simple
Mar 2000 p108-112  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Electrics & electronics
Author: Alastair Garrod
Description: Electrics Made Simple - Part 6 - In the last of this series, Alastair looks at AC distribution.
Now we turn to the various onboard systems and the devices that help make them safe. Portable power. Fixed systems. And a full blown AC installation which includes sources of AC other than shore power.
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GAS, ENGINE VENTING AND INSULATION
Sep 1997 p80-83
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Category: Engines / Construction & Design / Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Alan Harper
Description: Fitting out a small cruiser part 10
Loose ends, gas installation, anodes, engineroom ventilation, soundproofing (keywords: International Boatbuilding Training College Fidget Starfish 8 cathodic protection butane propane LPG Calor Gas Corgi gas cylinders gas alarms ControlGas Mermaid Turbo F
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I accidentally flooded my yacht with gas
May 2013 p38-39  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety
Author: Rory McGouran
Description: Learning curve
When a faulty valve discharged the contents of his yacht's gas bottle, Rory was faced with a nerve-testing problem. 'We disconnected the electrics and used charts to scoop out the invisible evil'. Lessons learned. Honeywell handheld gas detector.
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Start the season checklist 2012
Apr 2012 p25-27  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Ben Meakins
Description: Practical - PBO's comprehensive guide
Check, mate! Make sure your boat is ready to go back in the water this spring; anodes, through-hull fittings, propulsion systems, outboard, gas, mast electrics, mast, boom, lights, safety, deck gear.
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GAS!
Aug 1993 p71-75
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Category: Gear & equipment / Buyers' guides
Author: Peter Coxhead
Description: Buyer's guide
Gas detectors and alarms: buyer's guide
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Yr boat needs U! - Remote boat monitoring systems
Sep 2005 p48-52  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Electrics & electronics / Electronics / Gear & equipment / Gear tests
Author: Mark Turley
Description: On Test: Remote boat monitoring systems (keywords: Text security systems)
Now your boat can send you a test to tell you it's in trouble. We tested the systems on the market, and we think you'll be as impressed as we are: BlueRay Secure Boat, Bridgetek, Harbourcall, Harbourmaster, VoiceAlarm, Watchmonitor, Yacht Watch.
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Rigged and ready? Westerly Discus
Nov 2002 p58-61  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Boat tests / Sails, rigs & rigging / Used boats
Author: David Harding
Description: Boatcheck
PBO boat team sail a Westerly Discus
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Boat Safety Scheme: Gas installations
Oct 1997 p66  (1.50 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety / Practical, maintenance & repair
Description: Hands On
LPG installations. System standard, bottle stowage, pipework, routing.
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Boat Safety Scheme: gas appliances
Nov 1997 p92-93  (1.50 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety / Practical, maintenance & repair
Description: Hands On - Gas appliances
How an examiner will check you gas system.
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All systems are go!
Apr 2000 p115  (5.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Tim Bartlett
Description: Practical Motorboating
Motor boats - check everything before going to sea. Fuel, oil & air, cooling & controls. Electrical systems. Turbocharger.
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GPS - How safe are we??
May 2004 p18-19  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Navigation
Author: William Sandford, FRIN
Description: Navigation
Safety considerations of Global Navigation Satellite Systems
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Westerly 33/Discus
Sep 1995 p112-113  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Used boats
Author: Peter Nielsen
Description: Second look
Introduced in 1977 the Westerly 33. A versatile centre cockpit cruiser. Later became the Discus, in 1980 with a choice of aft or centre cockpit. Owner's speak highly of the boats seakeeping qualities.
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IGNITION SYSTEMS
Feb 1993 p65-67
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Category: Engines / Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: J. McCormack/Bill Thomson
Description: Boat Electrics series part 4
Ignition systems
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Choosing a new gas cooker
Nov 2006 p66-69  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Product tests
Author: Peter Spreadborough
Description: On Test
Gas cookers: Plastimo Neptune 2500, Spinflo Nelson, Eno Le Gascogne, Force 10 Model 63259, SMEV 333 Two-Burner Cooker, Techimpex Mastergrill
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The lazy guide to laying up - What's essential, what's not!
Nov 2011 p33-35  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Ben Meakins
Description: With time precious you'll want to lay up your boat for winter as quickly and effectively as possible.
Wash the boat down, dodgers and canopies, ventilation, cover up, mast, berth cushions, water tanks, liferaft, heads, sails, ladder, pests, bilges, valuables, batteries, engine and fuel systems, gas.
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HINTS AND TIPS
Sep 1996 p102-104
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Author: Dennis O'Neill
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BSS publications, accessibility, fuel systems, electrics, gas
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Better safe than sorry - RNLI's Sea Check service for your boat
Jul 2004 p64-67  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Buyers' Guide / Seamanship & safety
Author: Michael Knight
Description: Ownership: RNLI's Sea Check service
WOuldn't it be good if you could have an expert cast his eye over your boat and advise you about any outstanding safety issues? Well, you can. And it won't cost you a bean.
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How a marine gas regulator works
Sep 2013 p93  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety
Author: Peter Spreadborough
Description: PBO gas fittings expert Peter explains how gas regulators work and why the right type is such a vital safety component in your boat's gas system.
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All systems go
Jul 2009 p84-87  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Electrics & electronics / Electronics / Engine / Engines / Practical
Author: Neale Byart
Description: Marketplace Part. 2: Mechanical and electrical systems
A boat's mechanical and electrical systems can be incredibly complex, so they deserve particular attention.
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Double standards
Dec 1992 p80-84  (5.00 pages)
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Category: Engines / Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair / Seamanship & safety
Author: Emrhys Barrell
Description: Back-up systems Part. 1
Better safe than sorry, they say. But if an essential outboard system fails, have you got a back-up? In the first of two features, Emrhys Barrell suggests some contingency plans.
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GAS WORKS
Sep 2000 p118
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Category: Engines
Author: Tony Jones
Description: Talking Shop
Calor Gas measures to promote LPG; new company Marine Gas Services
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Fire fighting
Jul 1995 p52  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety
Author: James Jermain
Description: Fighting fire - James investigates the prevention and cure of a nightmare which haunts every yachtsman.
Fuel categories, types of extinguisher, tackling a blaze, damping down. Flash-point and self-ignition. Safe gas. Safe fuel.
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