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Anchors Aweigh       by Ralph Naranjo All photos copyright Ralph Naranjo   Different vessels and different cruising destinations often call for different anchors.  Is there a perfect anchor?   Large anchors...

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Risk Assessment for Offshore Passagemaking - Part II   Steve D'Antonio All photos copyright Steve D'Antonio   Newfoundland Bound     Fair winds, clear skies, and a well-found vessel makes for picture perfect...

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My Old Boat Has Good Legs By Bob Lane Photos by Bob Lane and Steve D’Antonio Bob Lane Quadra anchored in Skull Cove, British Columbia   My old boat has good...

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Special Report: Smoke Detectors How to Protect Yourself and Your Vessel By Steve D'Antonio All photos copyright Steve D'Antonio Note: This is a special edition of my usual monthly...

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Risk Assessment for Offshore Passagemaking Steve D'Antonio All photos copyright Steve D'Antonio Part I In part one of this two part series I'll discuss the means by which...

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Complacency and Situational Awareness By Bill Band Photos by Steve D'Antonio and Captain Bill Band A pilot boat carries its all too important cargo,a skilled pilot, to...

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Steve, I have admired your work for several years in PassageMaker and Professional Boat Builder magazines. My neighbor's shore power cord caught fire. The 50-amp...

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Fuel Filters Simplified   Story and photos by Steve D’Antonio        The debris in this filter bowl is a sure sign there is trouble in the fuel tank....

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This "wasp-waisted" strut bolt represents a classic example of crevice corrosion Stainless steel; the very name implies virtual metallurgical immortality.  Since its accidental discovery nearly 100 years ago,...

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Don't Be Alarmed Why engine and other systems alarms are invaluable by Steve D'Antonio Keeping track of what is going on with your vessel's vital systems is a crucial part...