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Balance Below: Surveys, alignments keep machinery in top shape

Balance Below: Rich Merhige Keeping vessel machinery aligned cannot be underestimated. Alignment on yachts typically refers to shaft alignment – the …

Balance Below: Online condition-monitoring technologies transport data, not people

Balance Below: by Rich Merhige Has equipment failure cost you a charter or owner’s trip? When it comes to yacht maintenance, failure to plan results in, …

Tips to optimize a yard period

By Rich Merhige When it comes to yacht maintenance, one recurring pattern that results in lost time and money is the lack of pre-planning. All yachting …

Engineer’s Angle: Corrosive forces unavoidable, but manageable

Engineer’s Angle: by Rich Merhige Corrosion happens. On yachts, there’s a perfect storm of different metals, forces and particles that water contains, …

Engineer’s Angle: Maintenance prevents O-ring, gasket failures

Engineer’s Angle: by Rich Merhige When maintaining running gear and propulsion systems, O-rings and gaskets aren’t always considered a priority. In …

Engineer’s Angle: New maintenance systems easy, economical

Engineer’s Angle: by Rich Merhige Reliability of marine diesel propulsion and generator engines is critical, yet regular maintenance of engines and …

Engineer’s Angle: Choose correct coupling for the job

Engineer’s Angle: by Rich Merhige Couplings are used to connect two rotating pieces of equipment together at their ends for transmitting power. There are …

Hydraulic systems offer benefits, as long as maintenance followed

The mechanical systems of vessels are designed so that many of their processes necessitate the movement of something from one location to another, or a force …

Adding jet propulsion to yacht requires weighing pros and cons

Water-jet propulsion can best be described as the propulsive force provided by the jet-reactive thrust of high velocity water ejected through a nozzle. This is …

To get the most out of valves, know their type and check them often

When it comes to vessel maintenance, valves aren’t always appreciated for the vital role they play in a vessel’s functioning. In reality, it’s vital that …

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ABM gives Bahamas update

ABM gives Bahamas update

Joe Dargavage, vice president of the Association of Bahamas Marinas, gave attendees of last week’s Triton Virtual Networking event an …

New lift coming together at Derecktor Fort Pierce

New lift coming together at Derecktor Fort Pierce

It’s happening, and it’s going to be big. That’s the sense one can get as they see the buildout of the new Derecktor Fort Pierce …

COVID, fires, lawsuits, obituaries among top stories of 2020

COVID, fires, lawsuits, obituaries among top stories of 2020

Yacht captains and crew -- as well as other yachting professionals -- found lots of news of interest on The-Triton.com last …

Ending weird 2020 in the Exumas

Ending weird 2020 in the Exumas

At the beginning of this pandemic, I went into panic mode and pondered what my options were, seeing as I expected this to totally stall …