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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 networks with Baglietto

The Triton networks with Baglietto

More than 200 captains, crew and industry joined us for Triton Networking last night with Italian yacht builder Baglietto. Our guests …

Latest in the brokerage fleet: Ex-Azzam, Mim sell; Happy Life listed

Latest in the brokerage fleet: Ex-Azzam, Mim sell; Happy Life listed

Yachts sold M/Y Adamas II, originally Azzam, a 200-foot (61m) Dauphin built in 1987, sold by Camper & Nicholsons broker …

Yachts Lohengrin and Reflection burn at Universal Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale

Yachts Lohengrin and Reflection burn at Universal Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale

UPDATE: Nov. 19, 9:22 am By Dorie Cox Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue trucks headed toward smoke and flames on Marina Mile in Fort …

NOAA seeks public input on end of paper charts

NOAA seeks public input on end of paper charts

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is seeking public feedback on its five-year program to end all raster and …

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