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...

Belts

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Text and photos by Steve D’Antonio Copyright © 2016 From the Masthead Have you tasted the tea lately?  About two years, in order to make time zone transition easier, I...

Cracking the Code: Working with Boat Yards and the Marine Industry Part II

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Text and photos by Steve D’Antonio Copyright © 2016 From the Masthead “This is a bulls#*t industry”.  Those words were recently spoken in frustration, by a reader in the...

Cracking the Code: Working with Boat Yards and the Marine Industry Part I

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Text and photos by Steve D'Antonio Copyright © 2016 From the Masthead Last month I solicited readers for feedback on their marine industry customer care experiences.  I received a...

The Ins and Outs of Shaft Alignment Part II

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Text and photos by Steve D'Antonio Copyright © 2016 From the Masthead A few days ago I completed an article for a boating magazine, in which I offered advice...

The Ins and Outs of Engine and Shaft Alignment Part I

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Text and photos by Steve D'Antonio Copyright © 2016 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. From the Masthead  Polar bear, walrus, reindeer, beluga whales, bearded seals, ivory gulls...

Alaska Excursion Part II

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Text and photos by Steve D'Antonio Copyright © 2016 From the Masthead When you read this I’ll be aboard MIGRATION, a Nordhavn 68, cruising among the islands of Norway’s...

Alaskan Excursion

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From the Masthead By now most boaters are aware of the issues presented by use of gasoline containing ethanol, which include tank and fuel system...

“Zinc” Anode Selection and the Role Played by Galvanic Isolators

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From the Masthead Last month I received an e-newsletter form BoatU.S.® entitled “Boat Fire Extinguishers: Four Myths From the BoatUS Foundation”.  Some were very useful,...