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Common rail engine delivers power, less emissions at a price

Diesel engines aboard yachts have featured common rail fuel injection since the late 1990s, but common rail engines are not new to marine applications. In …

History of diesel, from sperm whale to compression-ignition engine

RED: Motoring Rhode Island was a thriving British colony in the mid-1700s, and the hub of its wealth was the city of Newport. It was one of the five largest …

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 …

Like medicine, fuel additives can treat specific engine issues

Cybersizzle, Hot Stuff, TNT-Ultra, The Force, Greased Lightning all sound like the names of energy drinks that should be part of the roll call that includes …

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 …

Fear of violation guides oily water separation technology use

  The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) was developed in response to the major oil spills caused by the wrecks …

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 …

Science and physics say magnets positively affect diesel fuel combustion

OK, I admit it. I was skeptical at first. During one of my first jobs as a yacht captain back in the early ’90s, I flew to Mallorca where a yacht owner was …

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 …

Onboard fuel polishing serves as dialysis for your diesel

The cornerstone of a diesel fuel maintenance program aboard a yacht is installing an onboard system that will polish the fuel and clean all the tanks. Fuel …

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Yacht broker and former Capt. David Nichols took a trip to Ecuador last month, and brought his Triton along.  “In Quito, it has 12 …