The Importance of Professionalism

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The Importance of Professionalism   Texts and photos by Steve D'Antonio Copyright 2013     Professionals who work within the marine industry must possess several attributes, chief among these is a curious...

Shaft Bearing Etiquette

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Story and photos by Steve D’Antonio   Shaft bearings play a vital role, however, the nuances of their selection, operation and maintenance are often overlooked. Over the last...

The Art of the Engine Survey

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Text and photos by Steve D’Antonio Copyright 2013   Skilled, experienced technicians understand what they need to do, and they have the right tools and know how...

Fixed Fire Suppression Systems

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Fixed Fire Suppression Systems Text and photos by Steve D'Antonio Copyright 2012     Fixed fire suppression systems offer those who have them substantial peace of mind.While the systems...

The Trend Toward Complexity

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The Trend Toward Complexity A call to the marine industry to stop apologizing for it, and simply get on with making systems work reliably. by Steve...

When it comes to boats, simple is better… or is it?

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When it comes to boats, simple is better … or is it? By Bill Sisson Photos by Steve D'Antonio It’s virtually impossible to purchase an engine today...

Guess Where the Devil Resides

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Guess Where the Devil Resides? By Dick Stevenson Photos by Dick Stevenson and Steve D’Antonio   Dick Stevenson Alchemy at anchor in Turkey. Feeling confident about how well your boat...

Safe Shore Power and Electrocution Prevention

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Safe Shore Power and Electrocution Prevention By Steve D’Antonio Photos by Steve D'Antonio The serene water and inviting shore may look like an inviting location for a refreshing swim,...

Seacock Selection, Service, and Avoiding the Pitfalls

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Seacock Selection, Service, and Avoiding the Pitfalls By Steve D’Antonio Photos by Steve D'Antonio   Proper seacock installations, like the one shown here, are robust and reliable.  Many,...

Buying, Owning and Selling a Boat

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Buying, Owning and Selling a Boat A Familiar Melody By Bob Lane Photos by Bob Lane I work with a many clients on both sides of the boat buying...