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Capt. Jeff Werner

Capt. Jeff Werner has been in yachting for more than 20 years on private and charter yachts, both sail and power. He is an instructor for RYA, MCA, USCG and US Sailing courses and owns Diesel Doctor (MyDieselDoctor.com). Comments on this column are welcome at editorial@the-triton.com.

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Polishing fuel first step to keep maintenance costs at bay

Have you ever heard anyone say this: “We don’t have problems with our fuel because our boat is always moving, and we burn through the diesel in our tanks …

Injector damage, corrosion, clogs are effects of poor quality fuel

Good housekeeping of diesel fuel requires constant attention to detail to avoid both short-term and long-term engine problems. If a preventive maintenance …

Common rail engine delivers power, less emissions at a price

Diesel engines aboard yachts have featured common rail fuel injection since the late 1990s, but common rail engines are not new to marine applications. In …

History of diesel, from sperm whale to compression-ignition engine

RED: Motoring Rhode Island was a thriving British colony in the mid-1700s, and the hub of its wealth was the city of Newport. It was one of the five largest …

Like medicine, fuel additives can treat specific engine issues

Cybersizzle, Hot Stuff, TNT-Ultra, The Force, Greased Lightning all sound like the names of energy drinks that should be part of the roll call that includes …

Fear of violation guides oily water separation technology use

  The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) was developed in response to the major oil spills caused by the wrecks …

Science and physics say magnets positively affect diesel fuel combustion

OK, I admit it. I was skeptical at first. During one of my first jobs as a yacht captain back in the early ’90s, I flew to Mallorca where a yacht owner was …

Onboard fuel polishing serves as dialysis for your diesel

The cornerstone of a diesel fuel maintenance program aboard a yacht is installing an onboard system that will polish the fuel and clean all the tanks. Fuel …

Tier 4 diesel engines require cleaner fuel

If you have been to any major boat shows in the past few years, and lurked around the tents and booths of companies that make the engines for yachts, you know …

Even well maintained fuel tanks have microbial growth

Microbial contamination of diesel fuel is a fact of life. It is not a matter of “if”; it is just a matter of “when”. As a general rule, whenever diesel …

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