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Photo Essay: Hull to Deck Joint Few boat building interfaces are as important as the one that occurs between the hull and deck.  The loads...

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Photo Essay: Means of Reboarding “If you fall overboard, there’s no way to re-board the vessel without assistance”.  I uttered those words just last week,...

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Photo Essay: Core Closeout It’s a subject that comes up time and time again when I’m working with boat builders and boat yards, core close...

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Photo Essay: Bonding Systems Part II; Maintenance In last month’s Photo Essay I reviewed the subject of unnecessary bonding.  This month I’ll cover bonding system...

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Photo Essay: Chafe It’s the bane of every seagoing vessel, taking its toll on everything from dock lines and wiring to sails and hoses.  Every...

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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...