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Top Shelf: Mushroom Quinoa Burger

Last month, I shared a recipe for my day kickstarter, The Green Flash, a metabolism-boosting shake I drink nearly every day on charter. The problem with this bad boy is…

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To get the most out of valves, know their type and check them often

When it comes to vessel maintenance, valves aren’t always appreciated for the vital role they play in a vessel’s functioning. In reality, it’s vital that they are properly maintained and…

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What a mariner considers ‘seaworthy’ is not at all what insurance or class sees

The word seaworthy is loosely thrown around amongst captains, crew, surveyors, attorneys, insurance, and everyone in between. For the average person and many yacht owners, the meaning of the word…

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Chances for lightning strike higher than for major lottery win

Because of severe injuries and death caused by convective (rising warm-air) storms, the National Weather Service has compiled accurate statistics on the incidence of reported lightning casualties in the United…

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Training should – and does – increase as vessels grow more complex

Superyachts have come a long way in the past 30 years. Vessels are much larger and more complex than ever before, whether in their integrated bridge systems, highly complex steering…

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Solar powered fuel system onboard

Imagine you are the chief engineer aboard a superyacht, and the owner corrals you one day to talk about the new island hideaway she just purchased in the Bahamas. Her…

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People who take the chance to venture into yachting are already leaders

Not long ago, I was asked why crew turnover is so high in the yachting industry. Although there are many reasons why someone leaves a job, my answer is that…

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Is there a narcissist onboard?

By Rob Gannon I was speaking with a client recently who expressed concerns about dealing with a spouse who she believes is a narcissist. This term — narcissist or narcissism…

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Disasters can happen anywhere; are you prepared?

Medical emergencies happen every day. These emergencies can be accidental, such as car accidents, falls or cuts. They can be health-related, such as in the case of a heart attack…

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Cucumber and Rotini Pasta Salad

The dog days of summer have little to do with an old hound dog lazing in the shade of a cypress tree, or a song by Florence + The Machine.…

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