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After a fall boat show hiatus, the SDMC Newsletter is back on watch. Text and photos copyright © 2017 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. Photo Essay: Exhaust Back...

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Text and photos by Steve D'Antonio Photo Essay: (Not) Painting Aluminum It’s a phenomenon I encounter on a near-weekly basis; virtually every vessel I’m aboard suffers,...

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Text and photos by Steve D'Antonio Copyright © 2017 My Love/Hate Relationship with Bilge Pump Control Panels While it's often given short shrift, bilge pump design and installation is every...

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Text and photos by Steve D'Antonio Copyright © 2017 Photo Essay: Direct-Bearing Terminals Shipboard electrical connections face a host of challenges, vibration, stress, extremes of temperature, and humidity or...

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Text and photos by Steve D’Antonio Copyright © 2017 Photo Essay: Battery Lugs Reliably connecting batteries to their associated cables sounds easy.  In practice, however, it can be fraught...

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  Photo Essay: Steering Component Inspection Text and photos by Steve D’Antonio Copyright © 2017 Steering represents one of the most important systems aboard, at least equal to propulsion, electrical and...

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Text and photos by Steve D’Antonio Copyright © 2017 From the Masthead Taiwan Has Ruined Me I travel to many parts of the world for my work, domestically as well...

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Photo Essay: Core Exposure Virtually every fiberglass vessel afloat today, even those that boast of solid fiberglass hulls rely on core material to add stiffness...

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Text and photos by Steve D’Antonio Copyright © 2017 Photo Essay: Raw Water Plumbing It’s a subject I’ve covered on countless occasions, and in spite of that editorial frequency,...

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Text and photos by Steve D’Antonio Copyright © 2016 Photo Essay: Boiling Water with Batteries A few years ago the thought of boiling water using battery power would have...