Engine Room

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 familiar with it call it…

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Captain urges all crew to follow COVID rules; virus spreads without knowing

By Lucy Chabot Reed The captain of a 130-foot Westport docked at a marina in South Florida called this week to express concern at what he has seen on the…

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Agent’s Corner: Can’t leave the US? Protect that B1 and apply for an extension

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The Agent’s Corner: by Capt. Deb Radtke COVID-19 has brought a lot of uncertainty to the yachting industry; cruising plans are in flux, some vessels are temporarily laid up. For…

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Attitude up from down below, yacht engineer keeps humor

Editor’s note: Life is different for many yacht crew since the COVID-19 pandemic began to affect the industry in March. Engr. Pearson Adams now works to maintain the yacht with…

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

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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. Governments…

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Refit Matters: New traditions evolve from refit challenges

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

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Engineer’s Angle: Rush of repairs courts disaster

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

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Refit Matters: Yacht paint reflects tradition beneath the surface

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Refit Matters: by Jon Wilson Everyone knows yachts require exterior painting at regular intervals. But considering the immense resources required to direct each vessel through the work of renewing coatings…

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

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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 few hours in the…

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Sea Sick: It’s annual checkup time for first-aid kits

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray It’s that time of year again. Time to buy a new calendar, make New Year’s resolutions and go through your first-aid medical kit. The first…

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