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Photo Essay: Below the Waterline Welded Stainless Steel; Does it Make Sense? I’ve written about stainless steel; its strengths and weaknesses, on many occasions, in the...

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Due to Steve’s travel schedule, the Photo Essay will be a month off. Please look for its return in April.  Ask Steve Steve, I have a question...

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Text and photos copyright © 2018 Steve D’Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. Photo Essay: Check Valves Check valves are ubiquitous; they are used in everything from fuel systems...

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Text and photos copyright © 2018 Steve D’Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. Photo Essay: Shore Power Plugs and Fire Prevention Statistically, more boat and marina fires occur as...

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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...