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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 From the Masthead About a year ago a client of mine, I’ll call him Frank, had text exchange exchange...

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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 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. From the Masthead I recently encountered a question, posed by a participant in an...

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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 From the Masthead Apprenticeships Revisited Readers of this column know that I’m passionate about marine industry professionalism and expertise, an integral...

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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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Text and photos by Steve D’Antonio Copyright © 2017 From the Masthead There are few things I enjoy more than cruising, particularly in remote locations.  Not only does this...

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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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From the Masthead As I mentioned in a previous column, an editorial I authored was recently published in a trade publication, on the subject of...