engineers

MYBA19: Acrew hosts medical, cyber seminars

Acrew hosted several events to help crew stay informed and expand their skills at this year’s 31st MYBA Charter Show. Thirty-three crew members from 16 yachts, including yachts Spirit, Calypso,…

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Taking the Helm: Mid-level leaders must balance needs of those above and below

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais While a bosun, second stew or second engineer all have leadership roles, they’re also considered middle managers. They have people who report to them,…

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Balance Below: Online condition-monitoring technologies transport data, not people

Balance Below: by Rich Merhige Has equipment failure cost you a charter or owner’s trip? When it comes to yacht maintenance, failure to plan results in, well, failures. The yachting…

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Yacht captains and crew keep the industry afloat

Editor’s Notebook: by Dorie Cox At first glance, most of what the world sees of yachting is an impressive large boat. But inside and on deck are the yacht crew…

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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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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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