Feature Article: Anatomy of a Sinking – Editorial: Delivery Delayed

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From the Masthead Delivery Delayed It’s not uncommon for new vessels to be late, in fact it is unfortunately the norm.  I frequently remind my clients...

April 2023 Newsletter: Fuel Filter “Seaweed”

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Photo Essay: Fuel Filter "Seaweed" Primary fuel filters are the first line of defense against a range of contaminants including sediment, asphaltene, and water.  Most...

Engine Room Ventilation – Editorial: Carcasses and Wishy-Washy Quote-Filled Articles

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From the Masthead Carcasses and Wishy-Washy Quote-Filled Articles I’ve been a technical journalist in the marine industry for almost 30-years, and I’ll readily admit that good...

March 2023 Newsletter “Solderless Terminal Installation”

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Photo Essay: Solderless Terminal Installation Solderless terminals, first introduced by aircraft manufacturers prior to WWII, have revolutionized the marine and many other industries.  Without them,...

Dry Exhaust System Details – Editorial: Painting Engines

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From the Masthead I began working in the marine industry as a mechanic and electrician back in 1988.  At that time, I was in the...

January 2023 Newsletter “Motor Mount Installation”

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Photo Essay: Motor Mount Installation Motor mounts play a vital role in the propulsion system scheme; they represent the only link between the thrust created...

Antifouling Tactics – Editorial: Fifteen Years

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From the Masthead Fifteen Years As is all too often the case, I write this month’s ‘From the Masthead’ column while in flight.  I’m homeward bound,...

November 2022 Newsletter “Wiring Lithium-Ion Battery Systems”

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Photo Essay: Wiring Lithium-Ion Battery Systems Fires aboard vessels equipped with lithium-ion batteries quickly capture the attention of the boat building and cruising communities, and...

Lightning; Toeing the Standards Line – Editorial: Knowing When to Self-Regulate

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From the Masthead Knowing When to Self-Regulate I’m writing this column while in flight, as I return from a week-long trip to Taiwan.  While there I...

October 2022 Newsletter “Motor Mount Adjustment”

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Photo Essay: Motor Mount Adjustment As simple as they are, motor mounts may account for one of the most commonly misunderstood, and improperly installed, components...

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