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John introduces a new writer who debuts with four articles on refits, including three detailed case studies and a summary on how to do refits well. Complimentary Post

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I just read Herb McCormick's biography of Lin and Larry Pardey, As Long as It's Fun. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that I devoured the book, or maybe to be more accurate still, the book consumed me for several hours. Here's a short review. Complimentary Post

Online Book: Engines For Cruising Boats, Chapter 9 of 11

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So far in this Online Book we have learned about the fundamentals of engine and propeller efficiency and, in the last chapter, we looked at a way to make our existing engines a bit more efficient. In this chapter Matt explains a much better way to get the very most out of every drop of diesel fuel.