Cleaning Diesel Tanks

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Text and photos copyright © 2017 Steve D’Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. From the Masthead Boat Buying Myth Busting Not long ago a client called me to share an...

Boat Building and ABYC Standards, Again

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From the Masthead Readers may have noticed that the Marine Systems Excellence eMagazine missed a deadline last week.  That was intentional, however, we also had...

Electric Shock Drowning and ELCIs Explained

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Text and photos by Steve D'Antonio Copyright © 2017 From the Masthead About a year ago a client of mine, I’ll call him Frank, had text exchange with...

The Benefits of Coolant Recovery Bottles

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Text and photos by Steve D'Antonio Copyright © 2017 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. From the Masthead I recently encountered a question, posed by a participant in an...

Alternator Charge Regulation

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Text and photos by Steve D'Antonio Copyright © 2017 From the Masthead Apprenticeships Revisited Readers of this column know that I’m passionate about marine industry professionalism and expertise, an integral...

Bilge Pump Systems; Design and Installation

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Text and photos by Steve D’Antonio Copyright © 2017 From the Masthead There are few things I enjoy more than cruising, particularly in remote locations.  Not only does this...

Oil Analysis

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From the Masthead As I mentioned in a previous column, an editorial I authored was recently published in a trade publication, on the subject of...

Keeping Your Bilge Dry with Dripless Stuffing Boxes

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Text and photos by Steve D’Antonio Copyright © 2017 From the Masthead There are very few quotes that truly epitomize the attraction I have for boats, and the sea. ...

Conventional Wisdom for Conventional Stuffing Boxes

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Text and photos by Steve D’Antonio Copyright © 2017 From the Masthead I recently wrote an editorial for a marine industry publication, lamenting the lack of a formal marine...

The Engine Room’s Unsung Hero; Motor Mounts

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Text and photos by Steve D'Antonio Copyright © 2017 From the Masthead As I write this column I’m in flight just south of Greenland, on my way to attend...