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Corrective maintenance saves money in the long run

The old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” holds a tremendous amount of merit, especially when it comes to the maintenance of vessels. …

Managing diesel engine emission gases complicated

For more than a century, the diesel engine has been the workhorse for many industries around the world powering large trucks, farm tractors, locomotives, …

Rudders and their function can fall victim to vibration trouble, too

Even though a rudder is part of a vessel’s steering system, which is obviously an important mechanism, it usually doesn’t get that much attention. What …

Worldwide demand remains steady for diesel fuel

Turning petroleum into diesel fuel is called refining. Refining is the process of converting crude oil into high-value products. The most important are …

Wet exhaust systems help neutralize vibration on yachts

Over the past few years, more and more frequently, exhaust systems have been identified as the source of vibration on yachts. Today, most yachts are equipped …

Strict rules on fuel cleanliness mean more work for filters

It is a common belief that the diesel engine fuel filter, installed by the engine manufacturer, will provide the required level of contamination protection to …

Look beyond alignment to props to find source of vibration

When a vessel is plagued with vibration, alignment isn’t always the issue. Propellers can often be a source of serious vibration for many reasons. Here’s a …

Polishing fuel first step to keep maintenance costs at bay

Have you ever heard anyone say this: “We don’t have problems with our fuel because our boat is always moving, and we burn through the diesel in our tanks …

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 …

Injector damage, corrosion, clogs are effects of poor quality fuel

Good housekeeping of diesel fuel requires constant attention to detail to avoid both short-term and long-term engine problems. If a preventive maintenance …

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