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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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The Money Dock: Know what you spend

The Money Dock: by Bosun Alex Kempin  July was a crazy month for my partner and I. After 3.6 years on board and 4.5 months of straight lockdown, we quit…

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Refit Matters: Yacht paint reflects tradition beneath the surface

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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Dublin’s warm Irish welcome begins with the Dun Laoghaire Marina

By Alison Gardner During an August visit to Ireland last year, I stopped by the country’s largest marina where superyachts tie up just outside Dublin. “Most of the big ones…

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Spotted in Taiwan

The Triton‘s intrepid freelance writer/photographer Tom Serio traveled halfway around the world to the Horizon Yachts 2020 Open House in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in January. Horizon’s bi-annual event celebrates its global…

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Diver assesses Bahamas reefs after hurricane

Story and photos by Kevin Davidson Some time has passed and our memories of Hurricane Dorian are perhaps fading away a bit. The scenes in the news of the damage…

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Sea Science: Wind patterns blow with local flair, but their science is universal

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed While there are the large-scale global winds that circumnavigate the Earth, there are seasonal and geographically influenced wind patterns that happen on smaller scales too.…

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Take It In: A few spoonfuls of olive oil a day can help to keep disease away

Take It In: by Carol Bareuther Fats were a four-letter word to diet-conscious consumers over the past couple of decades. Then, the concept of “good” fats and “bad” fats hit…

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Culinary Waves: Feeding people gets tricky in power outage

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson I flew back to South Florida from the yacht to prep my house for Hurricane Dorian, and while waiting it out with…

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Sea Science: Don’t let a dewy morning catch you with your chamois down

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Dewy mornings may conjure up memories of early adventures for some, but many a yacht crew member sees the immediate need to remove moisture.  It…

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