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JD Anson

JD Anson worked for more than 20 years as a chief engineer on yachts. He is project manager at Fine Line Marine Electric in Fort Lauderdale.

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Engineer’s Angle: Tow, tow, tow your boat gently ’cross the (Gulf) stream

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson The recent arms race in tender size has begun to present some interesting challenges. For all but the very largest of …

Engineer’s Angle: Transition to LED system easy

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Years ago, yacht designers and builders had a range of lighting choices, bulbs of every shape and size – but always …

Engineer’s Angle: Fuel for both yacht, tender attractive

Engineer’s Angle: JD Anson Whether taking the boss shopping in St. Tropez or dragging kids for miles on a banana in the Bahamas, tenders are …

Engineer’s Angle: Center hurricane prep on self-sufficiency

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson The premise of yachting for owners and guests is to experience the beauty of the world and disconnect from stress. But …

Engineer’s Angle: Centrifuge fuel purifiers avert catastrophic engine damage

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson There are two main ways dirt gets inside an engine. Each is bad. One is through the air intakes, hence the big filters before …

Engineer’s Angle: It’s gettin’ hot in here; check your connections

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Resistance is futile. Resistance is also dangerous when it comes to electrical connections. Some electrical resistance is …

Engineer’s Angle: Anchor gear may be brutish, but it still requires loving care

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson The anchoring system is, by function, quite robust. It has to be able to raise not only the anchor, but several hundred …

Engineer’s Angle: Engineer key to safety on a yacht

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Whether tied to the dock or a thousand miles from shore, the safety of boat and personnel are of paramount importance to …

Engineer’s Angle: The ABCs of PLCs; It’s not witchcraft

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson As yacht builders strive to differentiate themselves, the boats are becoming more complex. Increasingly, push-button …

Engineer’s Angle: Ratings help simplify protection choices

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Whether battling a ferocious storm at sea or an over-zealous deckhand with a hose nozzle, water and corrosive salt can …

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Medieval sites, modern marinas lure yachts to Split

Medieval sites, modern marinas lure yachts to Split

Story and photos by Alison Gardner After four visits to the Croatian Adriatic coast in 10 years, I am convinced that it is a yachting …

Military exercises to affect GPS signals

Military exercises to affect GPS signals

GPS reception may be unavailable or unreliable over a large portion of the Southeastern U.S. and the Caribbean during offshore military …

Diver assesses Bahamas reefs after hurricane

Diver assesses Bahamas reefs after hurricane

Story and photos by Kevin Davidson Some time has passed and our memories of Hurricane Dorian are perhaps fading away a bit. The scenes …

Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

More than 250 yacht captains, crew and industry professionals gathered for our first Triton Networking of 2020 at Culinary Convenience, a …

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