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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: 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 …

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, …

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