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Cleaning Diesel Tanks – Editorial: Boat Buying Myth Busting

Text and photos copyright © 2017 Steve D’Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. From the Masthead Boat Buying Myth Busting Not long ago a client called me to share an...

Primary Fuel Filters 2, 10, 30 Microns?

Hello Steve,   I have a question, perhaps for your blog. I have a Sabreline 36 Sedan with twin 6LYA-STP Yanmar 370hp engines.  The on engine filters are...

Life Raft Installations

Text and photos © 2020 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. From the Masthead

The Importance of Professionalism

The Importance of Professionalism   Texts and photos by Steve D'Antonio Copyright 2013     Professionals who work within the marine industry must possess several attributes, chief among these is a curious...

When to Adjust Valves

Steve: I have a question about adjusting the valves on my engine.  If the engine is running smoothly and there is no smoke or slick...

Stainless Steel – Miracle Metal?

This "wasp-waisted" strut bolt represents a classic example of crevice corrosion Stainless steel; the very name implies virtual metallurgical immortality.  Since its accidental discovery nearly 100 years ago,...

Ask Steve – February 2015

Hey Steve I hope all is well and you had a great Christmas and new year. I just had a quick question. What is your...

Potable Water Systems

Photos and text by Steve D'Antonio Copyright 2015 SDMC Inc.  From the Editor Dear SDMC Marine Systems Excellence Ezine subscriber: January has been a busy travel and project month...

Photo Essay – February 2015

Wiring Strain Relief Photos and text by Steve D'Antonio Copyright 2015 SDMC, Inc. It’s an issue I encounter aboard nearly every vessel I inspect, regardless of whether...

Ask Steve – December 2014

Hi Steve, I will try to be as concise as possible. I have a 1997 32' Nordic Tug, Invictus. I moor my boat year round in...
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