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Caribbean News: Budget Marine Trinidad & Tobago

Budget Marine Trinidad Tobago : Customers look around Budget Marine’s new outlet at the Trinidad & Tobago Yacht Club

Budget Marine opens new outlet at Trinidad & Tobago Yacht Club Budget Marine Trinidad has opened a new outlet at the Trinidad & Tobago Yacht Club (TTYC) on Western Main Road, Bayshore. This project was initiated over a year ago in …

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Yacht Safety: Oxygen Deprivation Corrosion

yacht safety: Oxygen deprivation corrosion:The propeller shaft inside the tube, where you can’t see it, is prone to crevice corrosion. Photo: OceanMedia

Recently a senior pilot for US Airways told me that on commercial airplanes all operational hours are meticulously logged, and how regulations dictate that essential mechanical and electronic parts are replaced after a certain number of hours regardless of whether …

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Ever Wondered About a Water Maker?

Water Maker: Our water maker removed from its snug position under the sink and looking a bit sorry for itself prior to overhaul. Photo by Sim Hoggarth

Have you ever wondered about a water maker? We did. Every time I lugged those jerry jugs aboard. Every time I ran across the bay to the water dock in the dinghy on a wild and windy day. Every time …

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Hauling Out Catamarans in South Florida

Hauling out Catamarans in South Florida

After spending almost a quarter century under sail, cruising catamarans are my favorite boats. As a professional captain, I have crossed oceans and seas on monohulls, catamarans and trimarans of all sizes, but it is always aboard a cat I …

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Making Boat Life Easier

Everyone runs their household in a different way, and the same goes for boats. No two crew or owners do the exact same thing or feel the same way about almost anything. One dive instructor prefers the scuba tanks mounted here! …

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