Engineers

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 Red Bull, Monster and…

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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 difficult due to their size, design,…

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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 of the oil tankers Torrey…

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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 one point during the…

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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…

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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 give…

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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 polishing systems can…

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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 isn’t important,…

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Tier 4 diesel engines require cleaner fuel

If you have been to any major boat shows in the past few years, and lurked around the tents and booths of companies that make the engines for yachts, you…

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Even well maintained fuel tanks have microbial growth

Microbial contamination of diesel fuel is a fact of life. It is not a matter of “if”; it is just a matter of “when”. As a general rule, whenever diesel…

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