Engineers

New technology in fin stabilizers

When you think of cutting- edge technology, stabilization products typically aren’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, this type of technology has come a long way over the past few years, including game-changing new systems from Quantum Stabilizers.

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Creative record keeping for the engine room

A well-devised system for engine room logs facilitates timely maintenance, keeps junior watchkeepers on their toes, and can head off potential catastrophes.

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Never Have I Ever, Yacht Edition

Amid the beautiful surroundings and 5-star service, yacht crew can experience some “unusual” moments. The need to decompress is real — sometimes with extra sleep, sometimes with fitness, and sometimes with games. Drinking games.

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Less soot = less work

Whether to use an active or passive diesel particulate filter system for your vessel depends on load fluctuations. Particulate matter, often called “soot,” is the byproduct of incomplete fuel combustion.…

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What the Deck! Quick tips for deckhands

When removing moldy caulking from shower or basin areas, use a mixture of bleach and alcohol. This way the mold will be removed and the moisture will be dried out…

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GPS Week Number Rollover

Furuno units may need an update or replacement after this phenomenon that happens every 19.6 years.

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3G network shutdowns could affect your yacht

The 3G, or third generation, cellphone network will be shut down this year as a transition to 4G and 5G. AT&T shut down their 3G network on Feb. 22, the…

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Engineers Have the Edge in Refits

It’s up to the engineer to know what a yacht needs and what a yacht wants — and to clarify the difference.

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Crew Share Horror Stories of Yard Work Gone Wrong

Have a story of your own? Send it to Crew@TritonNews.com.

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Cybersecurity Catch-22

Rapidly evolving technologies will better protect onboard systems — while also enhancing hackers’ tools to breach them. Trying to predict what is going to happen with technology and the future…

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