Engineer’s Angle

Engineer’s Angle: Antiviral action starts at home – especially when home is a yacht

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Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson The world has awakened to a new day, a new normal. Worldwide pandemic is now a real thing, and it calls for real measures. Governments…

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Engineer’s Angle: Rush of repairs courts disaster

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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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Engineer’s Angle: Engine room checks not just for engineers

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Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Yachts are lovely examples of craftsmanship and luxury. They are also, frankly, slow. Thus, a trip that would take but a few hours in the…

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Engineer’s Angle: Tow, tow, tow your boat gently ’cross the (Gulf) stream

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Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson The recent arms race in tender size has begun to present some interesting challenges. For all but the very largest of yachts, gone are the…

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Engineer’s Angle: Transition to LED system easy

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Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Years ago, yacht designers and builders had a range of lighting choices, bulbs of every shape and size – but always incandescent. This is where…

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Engineer’s Angle: Fuel for both yacht, tender attractive

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Engineer’s Angle: JD Anson Whether taking the boss shopping in St. Tropez or dragging kids for miles on a banana in the Bahamas, tenders are indispensable to today’s yachting scene.…

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Engineer’s Angle: Center hurricane prep on self-sufficiency

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Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson The premise of yachting for owners and guests is to experience the beauty of the world and disconnect from stress. But while our “Instagram society”…

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Engineer’s Angle: Centrifuge fuel purifiers avert catastrophic engine damage

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Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson There are two main ways dirt gets inside an engine. Each is bad. One is through the air intakes, hence the big filters before the…

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

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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

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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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