April 2020 Newsletter

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Text and photos © 2020 Steve D'Antonio Marine From the Masthead In what now no doubt feels like a lifetime to many, a couple of weeks...

Battery Installation

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From the Masthead Over the past few days, I’ve had feelings that alternate between… those I had after 9/11; those I had in 2008 and...

February 2020 Newsletter

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Text and photos © 2020 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. Photo Essay: Stuffing Box Hose Clamps Conventional stuffing boxes leak, they are supposed to, it’s how...

Neutral to Ground Demystified

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Text and photos © 2020 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. From the Masthead Yet another boat fire occurred just a few days ago, on Guntersville Lake...

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...

Flooding vs. Siphoning

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Text and photos © 2019 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. From the Masthead Building a Boat Overseas Not surprisingly, I’m writing the final ‘From the Masthead’ column...

December 2019 Newsletter

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Text and photos © 2019 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. Photo Essay: Refrigeration Maintenance While it’s all too easy to take it for granted, I never cease...

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...

November 2019 Newsletter

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Text and photos © 2019 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. From the Masthead Regular readers may have noticed that the format of the Marine Systems Excellence...

October 2019 Newsletter

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Photo Essay: Emergency Tiller Use During a recent vessel inspection, I asked the owner of the vessel if he’d ever tested the emergency manual tiller,...