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What the Deck! Quick tips for deckhands

When removing moldy caulking from shower or basin areas, use a mixture of bleach and alcohol. This way the mold will be removed and the moisture will be dried out…

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Refit Etiquette for Contractors

Whether contractors get the next job may depend on how their workers conduct themselves on board.

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Cybersecurity Catch-22

Rapidly evolving technologies will better protect onboard systems — while also enhancing hackers’ tools to breach them. Trying to predict what is going to happen with technology and the future…

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What the Deck! Quick tips for deckhands

Try to use battery-powered tools whenever possible. Yachts are wet environments exposed to rain and sea spray, and power cables falling into water or being wet are very dangerous. When…

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Stew Cues: Enjoy the beauty of becoming

Another year has come and gone. The holidays are over and the confetti (if there was any) from New Years celebrations has settled. It was a rough year for many,…

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Appreciating Brian Donovan

By Bruce Ward There’s a cheerfully defiant sign on the door of Brian Donovan’s Fairmount home, where he has lived for more than 30 years. “Smile! No Sad Faces Allowed,”…

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Companies partner to bring hygiene program to yachts

Fort Lauderdale-based MHG Insurance Brokers and Vikand Solutions, also of Fort Lauderdale,  have partnered to bring Vikand’s health and hygiene program Pyure to the yachting industry. The program consists of…

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Secure at Sea: Solid plan can mitigate cyber-security issues

Secure@Sea: by Corey D. Ranslem Cyber security for the global maritime industry continues to be a concern that most seem to be ignoring. Over the past few weeks, I have…

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Culinary Waves: How to clean your galley

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson Cleaning the galley usually begins with either a special cloth (eco-friendly versus paper towels) and a spray bottle of something.  I can’t…

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Taking the Helm: First step for a good leader is staying quiet to listen

Taking the Helm: by Capt. Paul Ferdais Something more and more common today is an inability or unwillingness to genuinely listen to what others have to say. Sure, there are…

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