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Good Seamanship Makes for Good Safety

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Letter from the Editor There’s nothing like an extended voyage to sharpen one’s technical and aesthetic senses.  In my case, such passages serve to keep...

Properly Breaking in your Generator and Why this is Important

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  For most users, little thought is given to properly breaking in a generator...   Stories about marine diesel engine longevity are legion and it seems to...

January 2020 Newsletter

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Text and photos © 2019 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. Photo Essay: The Importance of AC Safety Grounds Most folks, even those with little or no...

Taiwan LookBook

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Taiwan Logbook By Steve D’Antonio Photos by Steve D'Antonio and Ta Shing Ta Shing Skilled and experienced staff are a prerequisite for any successful boat building operation. The...

Fixed Fire Suppression Systems

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Fixed Fire Suppression Systems Text and photos by Steve D'Antonio Copyright 2012     Fixed fire suppression systems offer those who have them substantial peace of mind.While the systems...

June 2017 Newsletter

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Text and photos by Steve D’Antonio Copyright © 2017 Photo Essay: Battery Lugs Reliably connecting batteries to their associated cables sounds easy.  In practice, however, it can be fraught...

Sulfation; Too many batteries die an unnecessarily early death from this phenomenon

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Text and photos © 2019 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. From the Masthead Advice for Boat Buyers in a Seller's Market Can one person represent, and protect...

Automatic Generator Starting

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Text and photos © 2019 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. From the Masthead For those who don’t know it, Taiwan is a mecca for boat building...

Anchors Away

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Anchors Aweigh       by Ralph Naranjo All photos copyright Ralph Naranjo   Different vessels and different cruising destinations often call for different anchors.  Is there a perfect anchor?   Large anchors...

Ask Steve – October 2014

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Hi Steve, You often see shore cords in the water for a few feet between the pedestal and the boat.  Sometimes it is difficult...