Engineer Matters
Thursday March 30, 2017


Read more ...We 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

Read more ...I 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

Read more ...A 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

Read more ...By 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,

Read more ...As 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.

Read more ...HVAC 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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Questions of the Month

- Why an additional paragraph social media policy should be added to the crew contract ?

- Why many experienced captains are never given a chance to get a position on a 30+ m ?

- What is really covering your yacht crew member insurance ?

- During the season, is there enough time for safety drills and training ?

- Can Captains count on duty crew members at dock in case of emergency ?



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