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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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Text and photos copyright © 2018 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. From the Masthead A few months ago I found myself working on a project in La...

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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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From the Masthead Just as I began to write this column I received an email from a colleague, he manages the physical plant for a...

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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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Text and photos copyright © 2018 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. From the Masthead: Simplicity vs. Reality Not long ago I met with a potential client who...

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Photo Essay: Bonding Raw Water Plumbing; Is it Necessary? A few weeks ago a client shared with me some observations made by a surveyor, one...

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From the Masthead It’s no understatement to say access to critical machinery, engineering and bilge areas is vitally important.  It’s a subject on which virtually...

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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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From the Masthead It’s Just Lunch Not long ago I was involved in a pre-purchase inspection aboard a 70 foot vessel.  As is often the case,...