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Don’t Underestimate the Importance of High-Water Alarms – Crossing the Bar, Tim Caruso

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From the Masthead Crossing the Bar My first impression of Tim Caruso was, “Uh oh, another mechanic prima donna, cranky, cantankerous and always has to get...

July 2022 Newsletter “Closed Cooling System Hose Failure”

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Photo Essay: Closed Cooling System Hose Failure While both must be reliable and robust, hoses used for conveying coolant (often incorrectly referred to as anti-freeze)...

Deciphering the Ingress Protection Code – Editorial: Alaska’s Lituya Bay

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From the Masthead When you read this, I will be cruising in Southeast Alaska aboard the Fleming 65 Venture.  As I write this, we are...

Selecting Primary Fuel Filters; There’s more to it than meets the eye – Editorial:...

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From the masthead A Loose Bolt, a Cigarette Lighter and Distracted Work Last year I wrote an editorial about a ship that lost control, and struck...

February 2022 Newsletter “Cord-Grips”

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Text and photos © 2022 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. Photo Essay: Cord-Grips Electrical issues represent by far the most common problem faced by vessel operators. ...

Wide Open Throttle. Do You Get It? Editorial: “We’re Going Over.”

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Text and photos © 2022 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. From the Masthead “We’re going over”, with those words my world was turned upside down, literally. I’ve...

Troubleshooting Overheating Scenarios – Editorial: Blisters and Drying Bottoms

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From the Masthead Blisters and Drying Bottoms Bottom blisters and their repair; after corrosion, it is the most commonly misunderstood subject under the boat ownership sun....

November 2021 Newsletter “Means of Escape”

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Photo Essay: Means of Escape Can you get out?  That’s the question you should be asking yourself as you walk through your vessel, if there’s...

The Invaluable Vacuum Gauge – Editorial: My Kingdom for a Set Screw…

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From the Masthead My kingdom for a set-screw… The headline is an eye-catcher for any gearhead, “The incorrect installation of a single set screw led to...

October 2021 Newsletter “Steering”

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Text and photos © 2021 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. Photo Essay: Steering Steering, it’s one of the primary systems you simply can’t do without, along...
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