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A Pilot's Perspective: Running in Reduced Visibility By Bill Band All photos by Bill Band Your perspective changes when the weather turns foul or the fog rolls in. You...

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An Introduction to the World of Marine Inspections By Katie D’Antonio All photos by Steve D'Antonio   The seatrial afforded those aboard a reoccurring set of spectacular vistas. As...

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Seaworthy, Reliable, and Safe Text and photos by Steve D’Antonio Copyright © 2012 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. Whether it is a far-off destination or your favorite anchorage close to...

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Original Equipment vs. Aftermarket Oil and Fuel Filters   Is there a difference?   by Steve D’Antonio All photos copyright Steve D'Antonio           This Ford Lehman engine has cruised for years...

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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...