Engineers

Engineer’s Angle: It’s gettin’ hot in here; check your connections

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Resistance is futile. Resistance is also dangerous when it comes to electrical connections. Some electrical resistance is by design and can be quite useful such…

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Engineer’s Angle: Anchor gear may be brutish, but it still requires loving care

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson The anchoring system is, by function, quite robust. It has to be able to raise not only the anchor, but several hundred feet of chain…

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Engineer’s Angle: Engineer key to safety on a yacht

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Whether tied to the dock or a thousand miles from shore, the safety of boat and personnel are of paramount importance to the crew. All…

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Engineer’s Angle: The ABCs of PLCs; It’s not witchcraft

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson As yacht builders strive to differentiate themselves, the boats are becoming more complex. Increasingly, push-button computer interfaces are being installed to operate everything from starting…

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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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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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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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