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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: 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 …

Engineer’s Angle: Rapport in repair relies on client-tech respect

Engineer’s Angle: By JD Anson Hiring and dealing with contractors can be a nightmare, or a dream. After spending significant time on both sides of the …

Engineer’s Angle: Don’t get screwed when using fasteners

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Time and again, cursing and screams can be heard up and down the dock from crew attempting to remove corroded fasteners. …

Engineer’s Angle: Proper tool kits not common on board

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Constantly fighting to keep the lights on without the right tools can create a wandering eye. That saying “the grass is …

Engineer’s Angle: Keep water makers primed for duty

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson “Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to rinse the salt off the hull,” to paraphrase Coleridge’s “Rime of the …

Engineer’s Angle: Takes right person to make career in engine room

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Day after day of dealing with crazy guests, doing late watches and washing the same piece of paint over and over can get …

Engineer’s Angle: Energy efficiency may damage generator; load banks help

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson As climate change has a growing effect on our planet, we try to do the right thing by becoming more energy conscious. The …

Engineer’s Angle: Keep on top of boat’s bloodwork to save engine’s life

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson For days on end, machinery on board runs nonstop. Myriad parts are constantly rubbing together under incredible pressure, …

Engineer’s Angle: Shore power connection can be stressful, but new adapters help

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Modern shore power converters have made dock power connections a breeze. You say you have 400VAC 3phase 50Hz at the …

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An unexpected visitor to a yard not yet opened

An unexpected visitor to a yard not yet opened

By Tom Serio The ink had barely dried on Derecktor Shipyards’ agreement to develop industrial waterfront in Ft. Pierce into a …

New owner revamps, reintroduces Lewis Marine

New owner revamps, reintroduces Lewis Marine

By Lucy Chabot Reed Fort Lauderdale-based Lewis Marine Supply, a 62-year-old chandlery, hosted an open house on Thursday to welcome …

Crew Coach: Inner purpose a powerful tool

Crew Coach: Inner purpose a powerful tool

Crew Coach: by Capt. Rob Gannon Working with people over the past decade as a personal coach, the concept of purpose arises quite …

Seahaven Superyacht Marina kicks off with Triton networking

Seahaven Superyacht Marina kicks off with Triton networking

The newest marina in South Florida opened its doors to about 200 yacht captains, crew and industry professionals for Triton Networking …

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