Risk Assessment and Vessel Preparation – Pt 2

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Risk Assessment for Offshore Passagemaking - Part II   Steve D'Antonio All photos copyright Steve D'Antonio   Newfoundland Bound     Fair winds, clear skies, and a well-found vessel makes for picture perfect...

My Old Boat has Good Legs

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My Old Boat Has Good Legs By Bob Lane Photos by Bob Lane and Steve D’Antonio Bob Lane Quadra anchored in Skull Cove, British Columbia   My old boat has good...

Special Edition: Smoke Detectors

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Special Report: Smoke Detectors How to Protect Yourself and Your Vessel By Steve D'Antonio All photos copyright Steve D'Antonio Note: This is a special edition of my usual monthly...

Risk Assessment for Offshore Passagemaking – Pt 1

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Risk Assessment for Offshore Passagemaking Steve D'Antonio All photos copyright Steve D'Antonio Part I In part one of this two part series I'll discuss the means by which...

Complacency and Situational Awareness

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Complacency and Situational Awareness By Bill Band Photos by Steve D'Antonio and Captain Bill Band A pilot boat carries its all too important cargo,a skilled pilot, to...

Fuel Filters Simplified

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Fuel Filters Simplified   Story and photos by Steve D’Antonio        The debris in this filter bowl is a sure sign there is trouble in the fuel tank....

Stainless Steel – Miracle Metal?

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This "wasp-waisted" strut bolt represents a classic example of crevice corrosion Stainless steel; the very name implies virtual metallurgical immortality.  Since its accidental discovery nearly 100 years ago,...

Don’t Be Alarmed and Sea Sense

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Don't Be Alarmed Why engine and other systems alarms are invaluable by Steve D'Antonio Keeping track of what is going on with your vessel's vital systems is a crucial part...

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...

Paint and Aluminum – How to Ensure a Good Mix

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Ensuring the Longevity of Paint When Applied Over Aluminum Components April 2011 Military, commercial, scientific and a few recreational vessels built using aluminum alloy often utilize the un-painted approach, and...