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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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Owner’s View: Effort in captain-owner interview pays off

Owner’s View: Effort in captain-owner interview pays off

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller As is the case with owners of yachts, I have found it difficult to describe an average captain of a …

Ocean plastic removal program gets grant

Ocean plastic removal program gets grant

Photos by Lockhart Maclean Fort Lauderdale-based Mission Resolve Foundation has gifted Ocean Voyages Institute $25,000 as a challenge …

MarineMax acquires NJ

MarineMax acquires NJ

Clearwater, Florida-based MarineMax has acquired Fort Lauderdale-based brokerage firm Northrop & Johnson, a 71-year-old company that …

RPM Diesel owner dies

RPM Diesel owner dies

By Lucy Chabot Reed Joe Rubano, owner of Fort Lauderdale-based RPM Diesel Engine Co. and Diesel Services of America, died at his home …

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