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Blog Archive :: May 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019

US Sailing Awards Hanson Rescue Medal to the Rescuing Crew on Disco Volante, Michael Margulis and Adam Murphy 

May 16, 2019

.US Sailing Awards Hanson Rescue Medal to the Rescuing Crew on Disco Volante, Michael Margulis and Adam Murphy  The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee will award the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal to Six crew for their rescue nine people separated from their capsized powerboat.  On July 26, 2017, Disco Volante, a Hanse 400 from the Sound Sailing Center was teaching an Advanced Coastal Cruising…Read US Sailing Awards Hanson Rescue Medal to the Rescuing Crew on Disco Volante, Michael Margulis and Adam Murphy¬†

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Why You Need AIS

May 9, 2019

The Universal Shipborne Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a system of transponders installed on vessels which transmit over two dedicated digital marine VHF channels. An AIS transponder sends AIS signals, making your vessel visible to others with AIS equipment. It also receives AIS signals from AIS equipped vessels, as well as Aids to Navigation (Buoys) and portable man overboard devices…Read Why You Need AIS

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Why is 89 Octane Fuel Important?

May 2, 2019

  Our friends at ValvTect offer an explanation of how the addition of ethanol undermines octane and fuel efficiency:   There are three potential causes for “octane loss” and unfortunately none of them are linear.   First: Ethanol separation.  In regular E-10 gasoline, ethanol accounts for about 3 octane numbers.  Should the gasoline phase separate the gasoline on top of the…Read Why is 89 Octane Fuel Important?

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