A Pilot’s Perspective

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A Pilot's Perspective: Running in Reduced Visibility By Bill Band All photos by Bill Band Your perspective changes when the weather turns foul or the fog rolls in. You...

An Introduction into the World of Marine Inspections

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An Introduction to the World of Marine Inspections By Katie D’Antonio All photos by Steve D'Antonio   The seatrial afforded those aboard a reoccurring set of spectacular vistas. As...

Seaworthy, Reliable and Safe

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Seaworthy, Reliable, and Safe Text and photos by Steve D’Antonio Copyright © 2012 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. Whether it is a far-off destination or your favorite anchorage close to...

Original Equipment vs. Aftermarket Oil and Fuel Filters

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Original Equipment vs. Aftermarket Oil and Fuel Filters   Is there a difference?   by Steve D’Antonio All photos copyright Steve D'Antonio           This Ford Lehman engine has cruised for years...

Anchors Away

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Anchors Aweigh       by Ralph Naranjo All photos copyright Ralph Naranjo   Different vessels and different cruising destinations often call for different anchors.  Is there a perfect anchor?   Large anchors...

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...