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FIRE! Are You, and Your Vessel, Prepared?

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Text and photos © 2019 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. From the Masthead Not long ago I was aboard a boat with a client; he was...

Life Rafts Pt II

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Life Raft Details  Part II   Make certain you understand how life raft security and deployment mechanisms are designed to work, don't assume they've been properly rigged. ...

August 2019 Newsletter

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Text and photos © 2019 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. Ask Steve Hello Steve, During the last haul out period, we dealt with a number of issues...

Seacock Selection, Service, and Avoiding the Pitfalls

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Seacock Selection, Service, and Avoiding the Pitfalls By Steve D’Antonio Photos by Steve D'Antonio   Proper seacock installations, like the one shown here, are robust and reliable.  Many,...

Demystifying Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Interference

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By Steve D'Antonio  Copyright January 2014    Electrical interference can take on several forms, including electromagnetic or EMI, and radio frequency, or RFI.  In the latter...

August 2020 Newsletter

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Text and photos © 2020 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. Photo Essay: Tools are Your Good Friends

Raw Water Pump Service

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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,...

December 2016 Newsletter

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Text and photos by Steve D’Antonio Copyright © 2016 Photo Essay: The Hazards of Hose Clamps The opportunity for injury aboard any vessel, cruising, commercial, power or sail, is...

The Trend Toward Complexity

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The Trend Toward Complexity A call to the marine industry to stop apologizing for it, and simply get on with making systems work reliably. by Steve...

Risk Assessment and Vessel Preparation – Pt 2

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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...