1) Should I leave the "House" power turned on when I am not on board the boat?

This depends on you boat and your specific requirements. My opinion is that it is always safer to have as many electrical circuits turned off as possible, especially low voltage ones. if your vessel is wired accordingly and you are able to leave fridges, ice makers and other necessary appliances powered from the shore power supply, then it is best to turn the "House" power breakers off. This will eliminate a large number of live circuits and greatly reduce the risk of fire and unnecessary battery drain. I'm happy to talk you through the systems on your vessel, ask questions to gain an understanding if your requirements and offer helpful advise.

2) How do I set "course up" on my chart plotter?

This setting is found in the Plotter menu and the exact location of the setting will vary from brand to brand. Consult the owner's manual and/or browse through the various menu lists one at a time until found. It is often found under the heading of "presentation"

3) Why wont my electric toilet pump out completely?

This question is usually best directed to a technician, as it could be either an electrical or plumbing issue, usually requiring more detailed inspection and testing. I'm happy to assist, feel free to give me a call.

4) Where can I get a new shower sump pump?

There are a number of brands and suppliers. Individual pump size, voltage and part numbers are usually required. Once again, give me a call.

5) Who would I use to fix a leaky porthole or window?

This needs to be addressed by a service person who has the knowledge and equipment to repair the leak. It's not particularly difficult, but does need to be fixed properly. Please call me for assistance. I will either attend to it myself, or arrange for a shipwright to get it sorted quickly. 

6)What antifouling should I use? - 

This depends on individual vessels and requirements and should be assessed on a case by case basis. There are a number of brands and different quality coatings to choose from. I'm happy to offer my opinion and advise based on experience with a wide range of vessels. Please give me a call

7) How often should I replace the underwater anodes? 

Generally speaking, around 12 months, however this can vary depending on berthing location and the proximity of metal hull vessels in the area. There can be other contributing factors that should also discussed. Please call for further assistance.