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Machinery Matters: Making a lab analysis report work for you

Machinery Matters: by Larry D. Rumbol Oil analysis is one of those tasks that should be de rigueur on a superyacht. Like brushing one’s teeth, there is no …

Machinery Matters: Don’t let fuel FAME live forever

Machinery Matters: by Larry Rumbol The words from the musical “Fame” could almost have been written as a biodiesel mantra: “Fame! We’re gonna live …

Machinery Matters: Why condition monitoring is best practice

Machinery Matters: by Larry D. Rumbol “Condition monitoring” is one of those phrases one hears in conferences and learned corners of the dock. Those really …

Engineer’s Angle: Antiviral action starts at home – especially when home is a yacht

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson The world has awakened to a new day, a new normal. Worldwide pandemic is now a real thing, and it calls for real measures. …

Refit Matters: New traditions evolve from refit challenges

Refit Matters: by Jon Wilson The great traditions of the maritime industry have flourished for good reason. Starting with the most fundamental one – the …

Engineer’s Angle: Rush of repairs courts disaster

Engineer’s Angle: JD Anson Many times during repairs, engineers are rushed to complete the task and get the system running again. Unfortunately, this …

Refit Matters: Yacht paint reflects tradition beneath the surface

Refit Matters: by Jon Wilson Everyone knows yachts require exterior painting at regular intervals. But considering the immense resources required to direct …

Engineer’s Angle: Engine room checks not just for engineers

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Yachts are lovely examples of craftsmanship and luxury. They are also, frankly, slow. Thus, a trip that would take but a …

Refit Matters: Understanding world of refit can help crew avoid frustration

Refit Matters: by Jon Wilson Refit shipyards are veritable industries in and of themselves, teeming with technicians involved at different stages of the refit …

Engineer’s Angle: Tow, tow, tow your boat gently ’cross the (Gulf) stream

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson The recent arms race in tender size has begun to present some interesting challenges. For all but the very largest of …

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Owner’s View: The essence of command

Owner’s View: The essence of command

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller The hardest thing to teach new managers is that the essence of management is to convince or coerce …

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