Engine Room

Refit Show returns with speakers, seminars and hall full of networking

The fourth annual Refit Show is set to welcome attendees Wednesday and Thursday in Fort Lauderdale. As always, it is free to enter and explore the exhibit hall, which expects…

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Agent’s Corner: Get the facts on Schengen visas

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The Agent’s Corner: by Deb Radtke Each season brings a new round of inquiries from our clients. This year it seems to be visas, and Schengen visas in particular. The…

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Engineer’s Angle: Rapport in repair relies on client-tech respect

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Engineer’s Angle: By JD Anson Hiring and dealing with contractors can be a nightmare, or a dream. After spending significant time on both sides of the rub rail, this axiom…

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Engineer’s Angle: Don’t get screwed when using fasteners

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Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Time and again, cursing and screams can be heard up and down the dock from crew attempting to remove corroded fasteners. Voodoo dolls of previous…

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Engineer’s Angle: Proper tool kits not common on board

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Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Constantly fighting to keep the lights on without the right tools can create a wandering eye. That saying “the grass is greener” applies to yachts,…

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Engineer’s Angle: Keep water makers primed for duty

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Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson “Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to rinse the salt off the hull,” to paraphrase Coleridge’s “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” in a way more…

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Tips to optimize a yard period

By Rich Merhige When it comes to yacht maintenance, one recurring pattern that results in lost time and money is the lack of pre-planning. All yachting professionals are looking out…

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Engineer’s Angle: Takes right person to make career in engine room

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Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Day after day of dealing with crazy guests, doing late watches and washing the same piece of paint over and over can get tiresome. Worse…

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Agents Corner: Check electronic I-94s to catch, correct errors

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Agent’s Corner: by Deb Radtke U.S. Customs and Border Protection  is steadily working to streamline its  processes. This includes going paperless with I-94 records. The I-94 is a foreign visitor’s…

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Engineer’s Angle: Energy efficiency may damage generator; load banks help

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Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson As climate change has a growing effect on our planet, we try to do the right thing by becoming more energy conscious. The most popular…

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