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Vibration analysis provides clues to maintenance, details, history

With boat show season comes lots of sales and new commands. A vibration analysis survey is always a prudent investment. In a transaction, it can be a testament …

Online condition monitoring takes preventative maintenance to another level

One of the most stressful situations a crew can encounter is an unexpected outage, especially if a charter or owner’s trip is coming up. The biggest concerns …

Cardan shafts need alignment, often complex

When we think about what causes misalignment, cardan shafts are often overlooked. When they are present in a mechanical arrangement, maintenance can be quite …

Keeping your machinery in line with laser alignment

A significant portion of a vessel’s mechanical issues can be traced to misalignment. Chances are, a vessel’s machinery has or will be out of alignment at …

Before splashing after refit, check on documents, spares

As a yard period comes to a close, everyone is eager to wrap up and splash. But before leaving, there are crucial items that should be considered that will …

Think of hull, running gear, mounts in spring yard time

All too often, the yachting industry can be too focused on keeping up appearances. That’s not to say that some of the more cosmetic maintenance of a yacht …

Catch leaky seal problem before it gets too big

As part of a mechanical engineering services company, we get a lot of common service calls. One of the most popular has to do with leaking seals. Water coming …

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The Triton photographer takes photos of Grand Bahama from airplane

The Triton photographer takes photos of Grand Bahama from airplane

David Reed, founding publisher of The Triton, arrived at Abaco, Bahamas, with M/V True North, which left Fort Lauderdale on Sept. 8 for a …

The Triton on island after Hurricane Dorian tears through Marsh Harbour

The Triton on island after Hurricane Dorian tears through Marsh Harbour

David Reed, founding publisher of The Triton, stepped ashore at Marsh Harbour on Sept. 11 and shared these photos, noting he had never …

Pacific Hope brings medical and more to northern Bahamas

Pacific Hope brings medical and more to northern Bahamas

By Dorie Cox; Photos by Josh Ritchie The 182-foot M/V Pacific Hope left the Dominican Republic on Sept. 5 to head toward the northern …

Crew Compass: Social media offers community for chefs

Crew Compass: Social media offers community for chefs

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Although all yachts are different, there’s generally a basic pyramid that makes up the crew. Needless …

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