When it comes to reliability, there is no such thing as 100%. All the plans and designs are not enough to overcome people in the loop. Start thinking about Human Factors. The Weakest Link by Bill Brinkley AP / IA / ASQ … Continue reading
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AC Voltage + Freshwater = Danger. People die every year because of Electric Shock Drowning, 14 people died in the USA in 2012 as a result of it. For more details go to http://www.boatus.com/seaworthy/magazine/2013/july/electric-shock-drowning-explained.asp . The above picture was copied … Continue reading
Water is the second most destructive contaminant that can invade your oil. Continue reading to find out: How to find out if you have water in your oil, even if you can’t see it. What is an acceptable amount of … Continue reading
Adding Bilge System Robustness The headline of this post came from US Coast Guard data. Don’t be fooled, if you take someone in your boat you are responsible and must know you will not sink. At a minimum, every boat … Continue reading
The reliability of most individual components falls on “the bathtub curve” (see Figure 1). The bathtub curve shows the expected reliability of a component throughout its life. At the beginning and end of the life cycle, the expected failure rate … Continue reading
Murphy’s Law Apply Murphy’s Law liberally; ”If anything can go wrong it will”. (http://dmawww.epfl.ch/roso.mosaic/dm/murphy.html) What this really means is that if there is a possibility of something bad happening, then eventually it will happen. You can never guarantee that nothing … Continue reading
There are so many reasons a boat can sink. Larger boats can lull you into a false sense of security. The bigger the boat the more things can go wrong. Just read some of the boating disasters that have happened … Continue reading