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...

Antisiphon Valves – Editorial: “Workplace Distraction Revisited”

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From the Masthead Workplace Distraction Revisited: The Tale of Submarine S-48 Submarine technology was still in its infancy when the 240-foot S-48 was launched from the...

The Need for Smoke Detectors – Editorial: Read the Contract

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From the Masthead Read the Contract In the past few months I’ve received several calls from individuals who were preparing to take delivery of newly built...

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of High-Water Alarms – Crossing the Bar, Tim Caruso

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From the Masthead Crossing the Bar My first impression of Tim Caruso was, “Uh oh, another mechanic prima donna, cranky, cantankerous and always has to get...

Deciphering the Ingress Protection Code – Editorial: Alaska’s Lituya Bay

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From the Masthead When you read this, I will be cruising in Southeast Alaska aboard the Fleming 65 Venture.  As I write this, we are...

Selecting Primary Fuel Filters; There’s more to it than meets the eye – Editorial:...

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From the masthead A Loose Bolt, a Cigarette Lighter and Distracted Work Last year I wrote an editorial about a ship that lost control, and struck...

Wide Open Throttle. Do You Get It? Editorial: “We’re Going Over.”

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Text and photos © 2022 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. From the Masthead “We’re going over”, with those words my world was turned upside down, literally. I’ve...

Troubleshooting Overheating Scenarios – Editorial: Blisters and Drying Bottoms

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From the Masthead Blisters and Drying Bottoms Bottom blisters and their repair; after corrosion, it is the most commonly misunderstood subject under the boat ownership sun....

The Invaluable Vacuum Gauge – Editorial: My Kingdom for a Set Screw…

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From the Masthead My kingdom for a set-screw… The headline is an eye-catcher for any gearhead, “The incorrect installation of a single set screw led to...

Preventing Rust Stains on and Around Stainless-Steel Hardware – Editorial: Call Me

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Text and photos © 2021 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. From the Masthead Call Me It’s a phone call or email I receive several times a year;...
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