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Briefing about Windlass Operation - Engineer Matters
windlass2As I sat in the control room reading the latest The Yacht Report the lights flickered momentarily and the generator bogged down – once, twice, three times in as many seconds.
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Too much chain weight on the hydraulic Windlass - Engineer Matters
windlassWe were in the Cook Island, where the anchorages are not very good, very extreme in some places, and were anchored off one of the atolls in about
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Double check before a Davit failure - Engineer Matters
davitI was the engineer on a busy 42-m charter boat in the Caribbean in the mid ’80s and, as usual, was called out at all hours. This particular morning at about 6 am the Captain called
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Passage in bad Weather - Flooding issue solved - Engineer Matters
rough_seaA couple of years ago I worked on a 50-m CRN motor yacht, chartering heavily
in the Med & Caribbean. Like many other yachts we crossed the Atlantic twice a year and we were all
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Fuel Oil & Separators - Engineer Matters
alfalaval_s_separatorBy a large margin the best but most misunderstood item of machinery in an engine-room is the Alfa-Laval. This company was making cream separators back when Adam was a cowboy;  I remember my Grandfather had one,
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Air Conditioning - Engineer Matters
ac fanHVAC aboard large yachts cannot be overestimated in its importance. Having been on the equator with the system down,  rebuilding the only seawater pump with parts from
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