Engineers

Oceanco’s Bravo Eugenia wins explorer award

Oceanco’s recently delivered M/Y Bravo Eugenia won the first ever La Belle Classe Explorer Award presented by the Yacht Club of Monaco on March 28. This award is based on…

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Engineer’s Angle: Ratings help simplify protection choices

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Whether battling a ferocious storm at sea or an over-zealous deckhand with a hose nozzle, water and corrosive salt can quickly turn thousands of dollars…

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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

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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Joystick drives need maintenance, too

By Lucy Chabot Reed Operational issues with electronic power steering (EPS) systems — also known as joystick systems — usually boil down to two things: poor regular maintenance and improper…

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

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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Nominations for 2019 crew awards now open

Nominations are open for Acrew’s 2019 Crew Awards, an annual international program recognizing captains and crew who excel in their work on board megayachts. Categories are: Captain (Master Unlimited) Crew…

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

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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Use eyes, ears to manage outboard maintenance

Prior to Triton Networking in August, Ole Parker of Parker Yacht walked and talked through basic outboard engine maintenance with about a dozen yacht captains and engineers. “I learned some…

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

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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