July 2018 Newsletter

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Photo Essay: Bonding Systems Part II; Maintenance In last month’s Photo Essay I reviewed the subject of unnecessary bonding.  This month I’ll cover bonding system...

A Boat Buyer’s ‘Top Ten’ Guide to a Pre-Offer Evaluation Part II

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Text and photos copyright © 2018 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. From the Masthead: Simplicity vs. Reality Not long ago I met with a potential client who...

June 2018 Newsletter

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Photo Essay: Bonding Raw Water Plumbing; Is it Necessary? A few weeks ago a client shared with me some observations made by a surveyor, one...

A Boat Buyer’s ‘Top Ten’ Guide to a Pre-Offer Evaluation Part I

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From the Masthead It’s no understatement to say access to critical machinery, engineering and bilge areas is vitally important.  It’s a subject on which virtually...

May 2018 Newsletter

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Photo Essay: Chafe It’s the bane of every seagoing vessel, taking its toll on everything from dock lines and wiring to sails and hoses.  Every...

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,...

April 2018 Newsletter

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Photo Essay: Below the Waterline Welded Stainless Steel; Does it Make Sense? I’ve written about stainless steel; its strengths and weaknesses, on many occasions, in the...

March 2018 Newsletter

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Due to Steve’s travel schedule, the Photo Essay will be a month off. Please look for its return in April.  Ask Steve Steve, I have a question...

Caulk and Sealant Selection and Use

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Text and photos copyright © 2018 Steve D’Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. From the Masthead The Big Three Don’t wait.  That’s been my advice to vessel owners and skippers...

February 2018 Newsletter

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Text and photos copyright © 2018 Steve D’Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. Photo Essay: Check Valves Check valves are ubiquitous; they are used in everything from fuel systems...