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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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Newport19: Charter show opens today

Newport19: Charter show opens today

Crew from more than 20 yachts worked hard to keep the raindrops at bay at Newport Shipyard this morning as the annual Newport Charter Show …

Crew Compass: Cruising  brings joy in places we had not expected

Crew Compass: Cruising brings joy in places we had not expected

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Being offered a new job is always an exciting time and, as I’ve mentioned previously, there are …

Engineer’s Angle: Engineer key to safety on a yacht

Engineer’s Angle: Engineer key to safety on a yacht

Engineer's Angle: by JD Anson Whether tied to the dock or a thousand miles from shore, the safety of boat and personnel are of …

Crew Eye: Detail is the name of the game for yacht chefs

Crew Eye: Detail is the name of the game for yacht chefs

Crew Eye: Photos by Stuart Pearce Chef competitions highlight the intricate details of the work of top-tier yacht chefs for the public …

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