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Photo Essay: Emergency Tiller Use During a recent vessel inspection, I asked the owner of the vessel if he’d ever tested the emergency manual tiller,...

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Text and photos © 2019 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. Photo Essay: Hydraulic Steering Relief Valve Hydraulic steering systems are ubiquitous, they are found on everything...

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Text and photos © 2019 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. Photo Essay: Steering System Plumbing Hydraulic steering is ubiquitous, today it’s found aboard everything from center...

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Text and photos © 2019 Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. Photo Essay: Manual Tiller Steering Steering, along with propulsion and watertight integrity, is one of your...

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Text and photos © 2019 Steve D’Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. Photo Essay: Field-Made Bus Bars Bus bars (it’s not spelled ‘buss’, the likely confusion arises from...

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Text and photos © 2019 Steve D’Antonio Marine Consulting, Inc. Photo Essay: Anchor Rode Cut-Away Lines Other than for inspections or testing, it’s a part of...

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Text and photos by Steve D’Antonio © 2019 Photo Essay: Shore Power, are Fuses OK? Over-current protection is among the most important features of any vessel’s electrical...

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Photo Essay: Seacock Installation While it’s self-evident that seacocks play a vital role in a vessel’s watertight integrity, I continue to encounter improperly installed examples...

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Photo Essay: Hull to Deck Joint Few boat building interfaces are as important as the one that occurs between the hull and deck.  The loads...

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Photo Essay: Means of Reboarding “If you fall overboard, there’s no way to re-board the vessel without assistance”.  I uttered those words just last week,...