Engineers

Machinery Matters: Hydraulics without histrionics

Machinery Matters: By Larry D. Rumbol I once had a charming aunt who used the word hydraulics in place of far more colorful language when something had gone unexpectedly wrong.…

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Diesel company rebrands, offers membership maintenance program

South Florida-based TDW — formally known as The Diesel Workshop — has developed a proprietary software and new membership program to offer preventative maintenance for yachts in the 80-foot to…

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Machinery Matters: Making a lab analysis report work for you

Machinery Matters: by Larry D. Rumbol Oil analysis is one of those tasks that should be de rigueur on a superyacht. Like brushing one’s teeth, there is no immediate benefit…

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Machinery Matters: Don’t let fuel FAME live forever

Machinery Matters: by Larry Rumbol The words from the musical “Fame” could almost have been written as a biodiesel mantra: “Fame! We’re gonna live forever”. That’s a reality if operators…

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Triton Survey: Most yachts have not cut salaries, half have cut jobs

By Lucy Chabot Reed Nearly two-thirds of the more than 100 captains who responded to this week’s Triton Survey indicated they have not cut salaries in the wake of COVID-19…

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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

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

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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