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Voyaging diesels in the Caribbean

Voyaging diesels in the Caribbean

How many of us have taken for granted that all diesel fuels are the same and that all diesel mechanics know what they are doing? Diesel engines are amazingly tolerant of abuse. But life isn’t that simple when you are sailing the seven seas and the Caribbean is no exception.

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Engine essentials

Familiarity with the heart of your power voyaging boat, your engine, is the best way to enjoy cruising with confidence. Spending thousands of offshore miles training with clients has helped me outline some key points to focus on so that each owner can “dial-in” the essentials of their engines.

Voyaging gensets

A look at the steady improvement of marine generators

Ready to answer all bells

How engine maintenance routines on a Coast Guard cutter can be applied to ocean voyaging boats

Sizing a crane for dinghy handling

Their dinghy exploration of the coral reefs over, it was time to get the dinghy back on board. The cable was hooked up to the lifting harness and the dinghy began to rise out of the water.

Entries set for Global Ocean Race

Getting off the ground

Ocean Classroom program receives sail training award

Towing an Alaskan fishing vessel in distress

How to replace an older rudder

Yacht abandoned in Caribbean rally

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Events & Seminars

Introduction to Celestial Navigation

2014.05.03

May 3-4, 2014: This seminar is a hands-on course covering basic celestial theory, sight reduction of sun, moon, planets, stars and specialty...

Seminars at Sea on Oliver Hazard Perry

2014.09.21

Newport, Rhode Island to Bermuda, September 21-28, 2014: Hone your navigation, seamanship, and meteorology skills with Captain Richard Bailey,...

Seminars at Sea on Oliver Hazard Perry

2014.09.28

Bermuda to Portland, ME, September 28 - October 5: Hone your navigation, seamanship, and meteorology skills with Captain Richard Bailey, and the...