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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 …

Engine misfire largely to blame for vibration onboard

Vibration is easily attributed to misalignment, a bent shaft or a deficiency with a propeller. Often, though, none of these assumptions are true, and the true …

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Large yacht focus for Las Olas Marina development in Fort Lauderdale

Large yacht focus for Las Olas Marina development in Fort Lauderdale

By Dorie Cox Dockage and upland buildings will look very different at Las Olas Marina in Fort Lauderdale in the future. After three …

Wine speaks to yacht captain,  leads to Italian vineyard

Wine speaks to yacht captain, leads to Italian vineyard

By Capt. Jay Kimmal I'm sitting on the Italian Riviera managing a refit in Loano, but instead of heading to the local version of the …

Rybovich foreign trade zone a “continual boat show’

Rybovich foreign trade zone a “continual boat show’

By Dorie Cox Yachts at Rybovich have found several ways to take advantage of the yard’s new U.S. Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) in West …

Roscioli gives this reporter a second chance to make a first impression

Roscioli gives this reporter a second chance to make a first impression

In mid April, we received a press release to let us know that South Florida shipyard founder Bob Roscioli was about to get an award. My …

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