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Machinery Matters: Filters are more than just ‘a sock in a tin’

“Filters are just a sock in a tin.” That was a scornful remark made by an engineer who had suffered the ignominy of a dress-down by the filter company representative…

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Fire destroys Sunseeker in Bahamas

M/Y Vanish, a Sunseeker thought to be about 65 feet, caught fire and was destroyed today at Valentines Marina on Harbour Island in the Bahamas. There were no injuries. According…

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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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Sea Science: Hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones have differing intensity scales

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Tropical cyclone is, by definition, a universal label for a system originating over tropical waters of clouds and thunderstorms that exhibit a closed circulation in…

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Stew Cues: Finding perfect towels no easy task

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan One of the biggest challenges of consulting on an interior refit and helping the owners choose from different towel collections is being able to explain…

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Fire department responds to yacht at Lauderdale Marine Center

By Dorie Cox A report of smoke coming from a 140-foot motoryacht brought Fort Lauderdale Fire and Rescue officers to Lauderdale Marine Center on the morning of March 23. Patrick…

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Refit Matters: New traditions evolve from refit challenges

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

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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Sea Sick: If someone is impaled, don’t pull out the object

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray Many of you reading this column  who are over the age of 50 may remember the 1969 Jerry Lewis movie “Hook, Line and Sinker” in…

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